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Morten Nielsen, Jason Sumich and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen have been shortlisted for 'Urban Studies' best article of 2021
Having been delayed by the COVID pandemic, the third Urban Enclaving Workshop was at last held the 25th of April until the 1st of May 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.
On World Ocean Day in June 2021, a unique Norwegian-Pacific PhD Scholarship Programme was picked as one of the first 60 UN Ocean Decade Actions worldwide and one of three Norwegian actions.
For decades Accra´s traffic has been a huge problem for the city´s development. Long traffic jams in rush hours, road accidents and poor travel conditions for everyone that moves within Accra is a well-known issue in Ghana and a conversation topic for Accra´s inhabitants - like rain and the weather are a common conversation topic in Bergen, Norway.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.
On 25-26 November, the annual conference of the Norwegian Anthropological Society was held in Bergen. See pictures from the conference here!
New PhD course dedicated to an investigation of the imaginary projects of technoscience. Candidates of social anthropology and related disciplines are welcome to apply!
Georgian and Norwegian Anthropology students tested their skills as real anthropologists during twelve intensive days of Summer School in Anthropological Research Methods.
We are happy to announce our brand new Crash Course in Social Anthropology! All interested are welcome to take the course.
Open call for Three PhD research fellowships within the project “On Equal Grounds? Migrant Women’s Participation in Labour and Labour Related Activities” (EQUALPART). APPLY BY 15 SEPTEMBER 2021.
During this year’s Bergen Summer Research School, 17 SDG-oriented policy briefs were produced by more than 100 enthusiastic participants as part of a joint call by PhD for Innovation and SDG Bergen Science Advice.
Global displacement has reached an all time high in 2021. The world has never needed the UN Refugee Convention more than in its 70th anniversary year.
Housing has remained one of the fundamentals of every society. However, in Ghana, most of the population lacks decent and affordable housing; the current housing deficit in Ghana is over 2 million.
SDG Bergen Science Advice has provided input to the national SDG plan for Norway. Our input is inspired by the University of Bergen’s longstanding scientific advice towards the UN system and targeted approach to the 2030 Agenda.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates research front in our blog.
Detachment and separation continue to be central to urban development across the globe, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Will enclaving—the construction of these detached societies—further fuel socio-economic differences?  
“Science is not negotiable, but it can be ignored,” said Professor Edvard Hviding in a debate on transboundary institutions at the S4D4C final networking meeting.

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