UiB Alumni

UiB Alumni

Network Seminar: Brussels

Meet fellow alumni, friends and partners of the University in Bergen.

Alumni seminar Brussels, Science 14,
The seminar is followed by a networking dinner in the light and leafy atrium at Science 14 - in the heart of the EU district in Brussels.
UiB/Science 14

UiB Alumni invites you to the Network Seminar in Brussels 7 March at Science 14 in the heart of the EU district. We hope you will take the time to visit us and meet alumni, friends and partners of UiB. The programme contains interesting alumni from the Brussels area and we are happy to introduce professor Cecilie Svanes at the Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen and Jakob Grandin,PhD Candidate, convener UiB Collaboratory, Department of Geography.

Cecilie Svanes has been a member of the Steering Committee of the European Community Respiratory Health Study since 1997, and has led the related generation study RHINESSA since 2011. Svanes will give examples on how her research have impact on industry design, public opinion and policymaking on the use of cleansing agents. 

Mr Jakob Grandin, is PhD Candidate at UiB’s Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) and will give an insight into how his work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) made him co-arranger of a workshop at the high-level political forum in the UN in July 2018. Mr Grandin has long been an advocate for critical engagement with the SDGs, and is one of the co-founders of the Collaboratory, an innovative initiative focussing on students and interdisciplinarity. Through his various activities, Mr Grandin shows how science can be used to inform foreign policy objectives and to communicate and promote peace and sustainable development by building global partnerships.

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14:30-15:00: Light snack  

Welcome, Head of UiB Alumni Synnøve Vindheim Svardal  

15:00-15:15 "The role of Universities in a world in dramatic change", by Vice-Rector for Global Relations, professor Annelin Eriksen.

15:15-15:40 “How research can impact policy and industry”, by professor Cecilie Svanes.  

15:40-16:05 “How can science engage critically with the UN’s 2030 Agenda?”, by PhD Candidate Jakob Grandin.  

16:05-16:30 Dr Hilligje van’t Land Secretary General, International Association of Universities (IAU) Executive Director, International Universities Bureau “Higher education’s role in society – does the UN Agenda 2030 provide for an appropriate framework for renewed action?” 

16:30-16:45 Break 

16:45-17:05 Alumna Sumathi Subramaniam, Seconded National Experts (SNE) at the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC – European Commission).  

17:00-17:20 Alumnus Jannik Lindbæk Jr., VP EU affairs in Equinor 

17:20-17:40 Alumna Ragnhild Skålid, Counsellor for Education Mission of Norway to the EU 

17:40-18:00 Drinks  
UiB in Brussels by Kristof Vlaeminck. Principal Officer, Head of the Brussels Office. 

18:00-19:00 Walking/Networking Dinner