Centre of Actionable Knowledges (AcKnowledges)

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Centre of Actionable Knowledges (AcKnowledges)

The proposed Centre of Actionable Knowledges seeks to transform our practice and understanding of how societies privilege some forms of knowledge in informing decision-making while unduly ignoring other potentially relevant forms of knowledge. The CoE will develop tools that better match the requirements for tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Four pressing societal challenges-icons


The most pressing issues of our time require a transition to a pluralistic and inclusive approach to the identification, curation and deployment of actionable knowledges.

Societal challenges
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Researchers have a responsibility to help stop the pollinator crisis

In a recent editorial, UiB professor Jeroen van der Sluijs and co-editors encourage entomologists to join other scientists, legislators and policymakers in addressing and countering pollinator decline.

Holberg Prize 2022
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How can we study science and technology as social activities?

This question is central to the research of the 2022 Holberg Prize winner, Sheila Jasanoff, who has a long-standing collaboration with University of Bergen researchers.

AcKnowledges' team: Centre leader, PIs and researchers

Partners and people

The AcKnowledges team forms a unique combination of varied academic, professional and policy backgrounds, with a mix of complementary perspectives.

Norwegian Centres of Excellence
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SVT application in the final to become Norwegian Centre of Excellence

Out of 161 applications, SVT’s Centre of Actionable Knowledges (AcKnowledges) was one of 36 initiatives nationwide that made it to round two of the call.



This is a proposed Centre of Excellence – Senter for fremragende forskning – from the University of Bergen.