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How do we achieve a real dialogue between Science and Society? What are scientists' responsibilities in this regard? These questions were discussed at a Round Table event 26 October 2017 at the "FEBS3+" conference in Barcelona, gathering biochemists and life scientists from France, Portugal and Spain.
Co-development of place-based climate services for action (Co-cli-serv) is about how we can develop fine-scaled and tailored information to support local adaptation to a changeable climate. It studies how scientists can work with communities to jointly produce climate information specific to particular places, and local activities. The project works to transform general ‘climate science’ into ‘... Read more
Dr. Mimi Lam has been named winner of the Society for Conservation Biology’s inaugural Conservation Beacon Award for pioneering an ethical approach to the conservation of marine resources, both natural and cultural, through interdisciplinary research and community engagement at the science-policy interface.
The ethics, economics and ELSA research groups of CCBIO are coordinating their research activities ever more. In April they published their first joint book volume "Cancer Biomarkers: Ethics, Economics and Society".
Kjetil Rommetveit and Brian Wynne are the editors of 'Imagining public issues in the technosciences?' a special issue of the journal Public Understanding of Science.
One UiB researcher departs for Denmark, while five excellent European researchers come to UiB to conduct research. They have received Marie Curie fellowships from the European Union in collaboration with researchers at the University of Bergen.
How can social scientists and humanities scholars contribute to the development of smart technology? To what extent are users involved in smart technology development? Can rights such as privacy and data security be built into digital environments and infrastructures?These are some of the questions researchers will focus on in the project 'Checking Assumptions aND promoting responsibility In... Read more
The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities has been extremely successful with their EU applications. We asked centre director Matthias Kaiser to reveal the secret of their success.
Caroline Engen is a CCBIO PhD candidate who presented at the S.Net conference in Bergen. Her lecture was titled "Why Targeted Therapy May Not Work", and was part of the CCBIO session "The Transition from a Blockbuster Model to Personalised Cancer Therapy". We asked Caroline to walk us through a medical researcher's perspective of the conference and the use of new... Read more
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SVTs Andrea Saltelli and Silvio Funtowicz share their reflections on Brexit in The Guardian
Six leading scientists give perspectives on UK science after Brexit in the Guardian. Andrea Saltelli and Silvio Funtowicz who both work at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), are among them.
Jeroen van der Sluijs studies the use of scientific facts in policy making. He is now in the final round in the competition of becoming a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (SFF).
Associate Professor at SVT, Jan Reinert Karlsen was invited by the Norwegian Student Organisation (NSO) to speak about the importance of student involvement in shaping education.
Director of the SVT, prof Matthias Kaiser, participates at this International Research Roundtable that focuses on the ethical challenges of herring food webs and value chains. Herring food webs connect diverse ecological species with different functions within marine ecosystems. Similarly, herring value chains connect multiple social actors who may interact directly, at a local fish market, or... Read more
Under the subject “Teaching Responsible Research and Innovation at University”, the conference gathered more than 150 people from all over the world. Lecturers and attendees discussed about how research and innovation should respond to the needs of society and how universities can contribute towards a responsible scientific education
Four research centres at the University of Bergen have gone to the second round in the process of becoming a Norwegian Centre of Excellence.
As one of the leading groups of post-normal science, researchers from SVT are heavily represented at the conference "New Currents in Science: The Challenges of Quality" in Ispra 3 -5 of March, organized by the Joint Research Centre, European Commision.
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