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Every year, several countries present their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) to show their progress in implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. But how can science play an integral part in these proceedings?
We now welcome applications for six parallel courses with cross-cutting keynotes and virtual social events. BSRS 2021 will be a fully digital PhD research school.
For years Edwige Yekple used to walk past the area where she is now doing research. One day, however, the gated community in the middle of the village caught her attention. Asking herself “why is there a gated community inside the village?” Edwige started developing her research project. Gradually, she became both a researcher and an interlocutor of her own project.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the research programme GRIP launched a series of interviews on global inequality in March 2020. With more than 20 interviews out, GRIP is now looking at how to bring the debate on inequality into the mainstream.
An indefatigable fieldworker and a firm critic of facile and commonsensical understandings of global phenomena, our own Prof. Bruce Kapferer turns 80 on 4 June 2020!
This recent publication by editors Marina Gold and Alessandro Zagato, affiliated researchers of the Egalitarian Futures Research Group (EFRG), investigates the state of egalitarianism and the corporate state formation in Latin America after the Pink Tide movement.
Chr. Michelsen Institute and the University of Bergen have a long-standing agreement to strengthen development-related research in Bergen. We now invite applications for collaboration between our two institutions. Deadline 20 June, 2020.
The new Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate Scholarship Programme builds on long-term collaboration between two ocean and climate oriented universities, which includes a voluntary commitment at the inaugural UN Ocean Conference.
Professor Vigdis Broch-Due has been appointed to the board of the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF) by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The term started on January 1. 2020, after nomination by the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters.
The research programme GRIP has launched a series of interviews on global inequality as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
At a locked-down University of Bergen, staff and students are not able to access university campus. Teaching, science and administrative tasks are taking place online. In our absence the iconic drum Atingting from Ambrym island in Vanuatu stands lonely guard at the Department.
The Department of Geography at the University of Ghana and the Urban Enclaving Futures project arranged in February 2020 a successful public lecture at the Department of Geography and Resource Development.
The interdisciplinary research project Urban Enclaving Futures explored during its second workshop how enclaving is found in various forms around Accra’s urban spaces – from population dense informal settlements, to grand but empty gated cities, to the green and quiet University campus.
Social anthropologists highlight how Norwegian energy companies handle their responsibility abroad.
The research project “Urban Enclaving Futures” has received a new grant to establish a comparative research component in China.
Students, anthropologists and other invited guests had found their way to attend the Fredrik Barth Memorial Lecture 2019, held by Dr. Mandana Limbert.
What kind of subjectivities are produced by the urban order? How are they resisted and contested? These were some of the central questions in the presentations held by Prof. Bjørn Enge Bertelsen in September.
In September, Energethics researchers participated in the ASA 2019 conference in Norwich where they shared their perspectives on global challenges.

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