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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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SNOWISO

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.

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Blombos Exterior

UiB archaeologists find the world’s oldest drawing

Archeologist from UiB discovered the earliest known drawing in a cave in South Africa. The abstract drawing displays a red cross-hatched line pattern, created with an ochre crayon 73 000 years ago.