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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.
Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen's research revolves around how political, social and cultural orders are expressed in changing cities. Read more about his project here.
Sait Matty Jaw, who completed his master’s degree this year, held the Student Graduation Speech for an assembly of academic and administrative staff in the University Hall. He currently works as an administrative officer at the University of Gambia, and engages in social activism focusing on human rights and gender equality. Below is a transcript of his speech.
Twenty-one students plus five instructors from the National University of Kyiv-Mohlya Academy and Ivan Franco National University of Lviv studied system dynamics in Bergen during the 2016-17 academic year.
Four new positions have been announced at the department, with application deadlines at August 29.
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.
Wondering which courses to choose this autumn? Here is an overview over elective courses at the 200-level at the Department of Comparative Politics. The courses are open for all students at the University of Bergen and taught in English.
PhD Candidate Maria Dyveke Styve has co-edited a newly released e-book that explores the relevance of dependency theory today. Read more and access the e-book here.
This new book, edited by professor Tor Halfdan Aase and published at Oxford University Press, asks to what extent Himalayan farmers and their institutions are prepared to face a future when external production conditions change.
A new article by Tom Christensen, Per Lægreid, Lise H Rykkja examines the police reform that culminated with a proposal for new police structure in 2015.
Marit Skivenes and June Thoburn (East Anglia University, UK) has recently published their article “Citizens' views in four jurisdictions on placement policies for maltreated children” in the journal “Child and Family Social Work”
On 16 June Thor Erik Sortland from the Department of Social Anthropology defended his thesis.
Postdoctoral Fellow Alessandro Zagato's research revolves around state evolution and egalitarian movements in Mexico. Read more about his project here.
Professor Michaël Tatham honoured by the Faculty of Social Sciences for his volume on European regions, which was published by Oxford University Press.
The University of Bergen and the University of the South Pacific announced the establishment of a joint marine chair at a reception during the UN Ocean Conference.
Climate change is said to be the greatest global challenge of our time, but it is also a contested topic. How do we talk about these issues - from everyday life to the meetings of policy makers - and what are the consequences? Join the course SANT285 if you want to engage in discussions about climate change in a post-factual world.

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