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THE UNIVERSITY IMPACT RANKINGS 2019
Detail showing dlegate wearing SDG wheel on jacket sleeve at the SDG Conference Bergen in February 2019.

UiB secures top 60 global SDG ranking

The University of Bergen has been ranked number 53 across the world in the first THE University Impact Rankings, based on the Sustainable Development Goals, and is the only Norwegian university to be ranked.

GLOBAL HEALTH
Brain surgery in Ethiopia

Brought brain surgery to Ethiopia

At the beginning of the millennium, there was no one capable of undertaking brain surgery in Ethiopia. Today, thanks to Professor Morten Lund-Johansen at the Department of Clinical Medicine and his colleagues, there are 35 specialists able to conduct head operations.

The Holberg Prize
Holberg og Nils Klim

2019 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates Announced

The Holberg Prize 2019 is awarded to British cultural historian Paul Gilroy for his groundbreaking contributions to critical race studies, post-colonialism and related fields. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Icelandic-Swedish philosopher Finnur Dellsén for his research in epistemology and the...

SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE
Professor Silvio Funtowicz discussing scientific advice and the societal impact of research on 8 February 2019 at the second SDG Conference Bergen.

The rising voice of research in policy-making

When discussing sustainable development, terms such as science advice and the science-policy interface have become all the rage. What is this all about? We asked veteran researcher Silvio Funtowicz to provide some clarity on the subject.

RESEARCH | DIABETES
Pancreas cells

Human cells can change job to fight diabetes

For the first time, researchers have shown that ordinary human cells can change their original function. The UiB-resarch published in Nature may give new hope for diabetes patients.