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Bergen Summer Research School

BSRS 2008 Global Poverty

The first edition of the Bergen Summer Research School is dedicated to the theme of Global Poverty. We are committed to address poverty as a global challenge that concerns both, advanced and less developed economies, requiring disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and problem-oriented research-based education.

The 2008 program offer courses and activities based on socio-economic, legal, political, psychological, humanistic and philosophical, environmental, and sector issues (health and education) that deal with, relate to, or have consequences for global poverty, understood as a question for advanced as well as developing and less developed economies. Global poverty will be a recurring theme in all the other editions; interacting with, and cross-fertilizing thinking on the other identified global challenges: global environmental change, global health, and norms, values, language and culture.