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PRIORITY RESEARCH AREA 2016-2022

Climate and energy transition

Climate and energy transition is one of the three main areas of research at the University of Bergen, along with marine research and global challenges.

The roots of climate research at the University of Bergen (UiB) stretch all the way back to the start of the twentieth century, when Vilhelm Bjerknes founded the Bergen school of meteorology. This school created modern meteorology and turned it into a precise science.

Today, the name of Bjerknes lives on at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. However, research on climate and energy transition is increasingly being carried out at all UiB faculties, from language and social sciences to law and the natural sciences.

Research on climate and energy transitions is intimately linked to the other two main areas of research at the University of Bergen: Marine research and global social challenges.