Bergen Summer Research School

Global challenges affect us all. Shaped by some of Bergen's best research groups, every year the BSRS tackles some of the most pressing challenges facing the world.

June 11-21, 2018 at the University of Bergen

Check out the courses for 2018

Six courses will focus on priority settings in global health; global food insecurity; cultural heritage in the digital age; food security and the oceans, rights as political tools; and ecology and ethics. The courses are tied together by common sessions on cross-disciplanary issues, research tools, writing and presentation skills, keynotes by high-profile researchers, plenary discussions, and an excursion into the Norwegian waterscape.

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Six PhD Courses on Global Challenges

Next summer, we take on some of the most pressing global challenges, from health, food insecurity, and cultural heritage in the digital age, to ecology and ethics, food production in the oceans, and rights as political tools.


BSRS: Ten years of global challenges

For a decade, the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) has engaged PhD candidates from all over the world in discussions about the global challenges facing the world.


Researchers from all over the world are gathered in Bergen

- I think this will provide me with new and important approaches for my own research, says PhD candidate from Ghana, Evans Manu. He is one of 97 researchers who are participating Bergen Summer Research School 2017.

Courses at BSRS 2018

- Image, Ecology, Ethics
- Rights as governance mechanisms and political tools
- Can the oceans contribute more to our food security?
- Cultural Heritage and Policy in a Digital Age
- Fair priority setting in global health
- Food and Nutrition Insecurity: Dimensions, Measurement, Interventions