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At the official launch of the One Ocean Expedition on board tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl, several speakers highlighted the need to educate the future leaders in sustainable ocean management. In this regard, the University of Bergen plays a key role during the expedition.
A new initiative has been launched at the University of Bergen to strengthen critical thinking on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the university's education.
How can the ocean provide knowledge and research for the medicine and food of the future? The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the world community that biodiversity is key to securing solutions for the future and how dependent we are of the secrets of the ocean.
“The ocean has enormous potential. It's not only that we can, but also because we have to produce more from the ocean if we are to avoid climate change,” said Vidar Helgesen aboard tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl on World Ocean Day.
The University of Bergen’s interdisciplinary SDG14 course educates the future ocean science leaders to engage critically with the 2030 Agenda.
- Our campus will be open and we look forward to welcoming as many students as possible to Bergen in the next year academic year, says Oddrun Samdal, Vice-Rector for Education at UiB.
In October 2018 the University of Bergen was given a lead role on SDG14, Life below water, by United Nations Academic Impact. Now the university has been asked to present a four-part series for inspiration on ocean research and education. The UN distributes the series globally.
The University of Bergen is on track with the deliverables promised in SDG Action 28818, which has now been updated to include further deliverables towards the 2030 Agenda.
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.
iEarth becomes one of the Norwegian Centres of Excellence in Education. The University of Bergen now hosts two of the prestigious centres that focus on innovative and forward-looking education.
On UN Day 2018 – 24 October, the University of Bergen was announced as the official UNAI Hub for SDG14 – Life below water. One year on, we reflect upon our activities in the year gone and present some of our future plans.
190 scientists, students and ocean enthusiasts gathered in the University Aula for the inaugural Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference and speeches on current research and inspirational speeches on a sustainable ocean.
“It was good to see all UN member states discuss climate at the High-level Political Forum, understanding the need for less talk and more action. Solving the climate issue is key to all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
Educating the climate researchers and leaders of the future and at the same time showing the scope and diversity in climate research in Bergen, is one of the aims when University of Bergen researchers are involved in several sessions at the UN in July 2019.
The SDG Bergen initiative is presented in a special 10-page section in the UiB Magazine.
To strenghten the international orientation has been one of the major strategic priorities of the rectorate. And the efforts have paid off, according to U-Multirank's 2019 edition.
You don’t only avoid holes in your teeth by keeping good oral hygiene, researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a clear connection between gum disease and Alzheimer´s disease.
A unique course on SDG14 brings together student active learning and an interdisciplinary approach on how to engage with sustainability issues and how science can provide knowledge for a sustainable Ocean. We have produced three videos showing what makes the course special.

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