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There are seven departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Bergen. We offer various courses and master's programmes taught in English.

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NEWS | EU-GRANT

Katrine Løken awarded ERC Starting Grant

The economist Katrine Vellesen Løken has been awarded the prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council.

NEWS | CENTRE OPENING

Millions awarded to child welfare research

Professor Marit Skivenes has received 10 million Norwegian kroner from the Research Council of Norway for her research on child care. The new grant is part of her new research centre, which will bring together world-class researchers in the field of law, child protection and children's rights.

NEWS | CONFERENCE OPENING

Interdisciplinary debate on gender, sexuality and justice

On Monday 21 August, the fourth Bergen Exchanges conference opened with a special focus on legislation as a catalyst for social change regarding gender and sexuality.

RESEARCHERS TO WATCH

Research for the worst off in the labour market

Georg Picot has long done research on temporary employment. For his next project he wants to study low-wage employment and how the state influences wages.

NEWS | MIGRATION

A renewed focus on migration

Professor Hakan G. Sicakkan wants to strengthen research on migration and transnationality in Bergen as part of the University of Bergen's focus on global challenges, which is one of three focus areas in the university's strategy for 2016-2022.