Bergen Summer Research School

Global challenges affect us all. Join us next summer for a cross-disciplinary research school exploring some of the most pressing challenges facing our world.

Shaped by some of Bergen's best research groups, every year the BSRS raises some pressing development issues.

June 12-22, 2017 at the University of Bergen

This summer, the six disciplinary courses focus on migration, the role of higher education, global health, water management, poverty, and the impact language has on global challenges. The courses are tied together by common sessions on research tools, writing and presentation skills, joint keynotes by high-profile researchers, plenary discussions, and an excursion into the Norwegian waterscape.

Watch the opening keynote by Professor Lise Rakner.

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Researchers from all over the world are gathered in Bergen

- I think this will provide me with new and important approaches for my own research, says PhD candidate from Ghana, Evans Manu. He is one of 97 researchers who are participating Bergen Summer Research School 2017.

Open Debate @ BSRS 2017
Jun 22

Walls, Fences and Borders in the Wake of Globalisation

What is the relevance of borders in a time when certain aspects of globalisation are challenged?

Open Lecture @ BSRS 2017

Improving health and reducing poverty

This talk will critically examine the Sustainable Development Goals for health and poverty and discuss how they are interlinked.

Open Lecture @ BSRS 2017

Climate Change: What do we know?

Changes in the global climate are the norm rather than the exception.

Open Lecture @ BSRS 2017

On Science and Ethics – Rotten Apples or Corrupted Quality?

This lecture traverses scientific practice from serious cheating to unintentional flaws in quality.

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