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Birgit Kopainsky is partner in a project about sustainability and resilience in European agriculture. The project recently received more than 4.8 million Euros from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Enhanced commitment to excellence in research and better integration of the social sciences and humanities. These are among the recommendations made by eight Norwegian university rectors in the interim evaluation of the Horizon 2020 programme.
The sociologist Gisle Andersen wants the climate debate to be viewed more from a societal aspect. For this to happen, he believes the social sciences should get more actively involved in both research and the public debate.
Selfie journalist and social media influencer Yusuf Omar inspired the audience at the Mobile spotting in the media-conference in Bergen.
Dagny Faksvåg Haugen at the UiB has been given the great mission to coordinate an EU-funded international project, looking into palliative care for dying cancer patients in 7 countries worldwide.
– Art is the night watch of the world, the guard when times get tough, said Rector of the University of Bergen, Dag Rune Olsen, at the opening of the new Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design in the University Aula on Wednesday 4 January.
The renowned sociologist Kari E. Wærness has been awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav. She receives the order for her services to society.
A selection of the excellent research conducted at the University of Bergen in the past twelve months.
The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities has been extremely successful with their EU applications. We asked centre director Matthias Kaiser to reveal the secret of their success.
Why do writers write? One of the reasons is that they can create their own characters. According to Saket Saurabh, informatics researchers have the same relation to algorithms.
The mouth and anus are not connected in the development of the embryo as earlier thought, shows a ground-breaking study from the Sars Centre, published in Nature Ecology and Evolution.
Menopausal women appear to experience a decline in lung function, comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 years.
180 students at the University of Bergen (UiB) experienced problems finishing their exams due to technical problems from an external supplier.
Professor Marit Skivenes has been awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant for the research project DISCRETION. She receives the grant to conduct ground-breaking research on discretionary decision-making in child protection systems.
New study challenges the long-held idea that saturated fats are unhealthy.
The neuroscientist and music therapist Stefan Kölsch at the University of Bergen has received funding for his project to help Alzheimer’s patients through music.
No one can protect themselves from falling ill, but we can protect those who are ill from being deprived of their dignity. A new book shows how patients can be met with a care that preserves their dignity.

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