Global development challenges affect us all. The Bergen academic milieu is committed to rethink the implications of Norway’s position in the world today, emphasizing themes and research that our institutions are already engaged with.
2015: Sustainable Development Goals to meet Global Development Challenges
June 15-27, 2015 at the University of Bergen
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) have initiated much research and debate, both about their profile but also about the impact they have on development around the world. They drew attention to neglected social issues, but have they been helpful in creating good strategies for sustainable development?
The UN stresses the importance of research and higher education institutions for a post-2015 agenda. New knowledge, critical assessments, and scientific methods must inform discussions on what should follow the MDGs. These new 'Sustainable Development Goals' provide the framework for the scientific courses and discussions at the Bergen Summer Research School in June 2015.
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