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SUSTAINABLE OCEAN
Professor Lise Øvrreås, Academic Director of Ocean Sustainability Bergen at the University of Bergen in Norway.

New director for Ocean Sustainability Bergen

Professor Lise Øvreås takes over from Peter M. Haugan as Academic Director of Ocean Sustainability Bergen, UiB's centre for sustainable ocean research, with scientific advice being one of the main tasks in her portfolio.

RESEARCH | SOCIAL SCIENCES
Field work in Maputo at the opening of Urban Enclaving Futures Project, lead by Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen from University of Bergen (left in photo).

New perspectives on change in urban Africa

The cutting-edge Urban Enclaving Futures project used its first workshop to define how research can bring in social, cultural, spatial and further dimensions moving beyond classic economic understandings of urban development.

RESEARCH | DIABETES
Flexible cells

Our body may cure itself of diabetes in the future

Researchers have found that neighbour-cells can take over functions of damaged or missing insulin-producing cells. The discovery may lead to new treatments for diabetes

MIGRATION
Flyktninger venter ved en grensepassering mellom Makedonia og Hellas i februar 2016.

Migration Compact of high symbolic value

Researcher Hakan G. Sicakkan considers the UN's new Migration Compact to be an exciting addition to the global migration discourse and he looks forward to studying its implementation.

BFS Starting Grant
Arjan Schakel

Understanding what makes regional democracy work

"The BFS Starting Grant is a life changer", says Arjan Schakel. For the next four years, he will lead a project at the University of Bergen which aims to understand when and how regional reform contributes to good democratic regional governance.