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The origin of sewing technology. Palaeolithic eyed needles from France (left and centre) and China (right)

UiB researcher sheds new light on the origin of sewing technologies

The earliest known bone awls, suitable to produce skin clothing, are 73 000 years old and come from Blombos Cave, a site investigated by the researchers of the UiB Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour. However, little is known about the origin of the sewing techniques necessary to produce tailored...

SDG 14
A student from the University of Bergen holds a starfish found in the waters close to Bergen, Norway.

UiB becomes official UN ocean science Hub

The University of Bergen has taken on a leadership role on SDG 14, Life below water, for United Nations Academic Impact, and will act to inspire and motivate partners worldwide to create greater knowledge towards a sustainable ocean.

RESEARCH | MEDICINE
Obesity

ADHD and obesity share genetic ground

Persons with ADHD have three times higher risk of obesity than others and the two conditions are caused by the same genetic underpinnings, a family study suggests.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Rector Dag Rune Olsen from the University of Bergen and Vice-Chancellor and Principal Adam Habib from the University of the Witwatersrand in Pretoria, South Africa on 31 October 2018.

Equal education opportunities key to sustainability

South African university leader Adam Habib believes that research and innovation must be linked to equality if the goal of a sustainable world is to be reached. In February 2019 he is the opening keynote at Norway's National SDG Conference Bergen.

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Getting ready for Antarctica

“I’m looking forward to going back into the field”, says PhD student Sonja Wahl, who recently returned from her first fieldwork on Greenland.