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Geography is focused on the connections between environment, nature and society. We study contemporary topics such as green transformation, climate change, natural hazards, global inequalities, climate and energy transformation, food security and natural resource management. Education and research at the department is organised into four research areas:

Master's degree
Masterseremoni

Master's theses in geography 2022

This year we have two submission deadlines in the spring semester for the master's thesis in geography: 16 May and 1 August.

News | Research
Bilde av masterstudent i geografi

Maïlys (23) went to Ghana to see how the pandemic affected small fishing-communities

Several African countries are experiencing food-shortages and stop in trade as a result of the pandemic and closed borders. UiB-student Maïlys Rouillé went to West-Africa to do fieldwork among fish-traders who had their livelihoods reduced.

SMALL FISH AND NUTRITION
BLUE ECONOMY: Small-scale fisheries provide hope to fight malnutrition among large parts of the world population, illustrated by this photo from Zanzibar of the boat Uchumi Bluu, which means “blue economy” in Swahili.

The overlooked role of small fish to fight malnutrition

The Norad supported project “Samaki”, which means fish in Swahili, unites Norwegian researchers with colleagues in Tanzania to study how small-scale fisheries are the key to combat malnutrition. This is part of a bigger picture in the fight for scarce resources and on the question whether small fish...

Master thesis
Devyn Remme

Most innovative master thesis in Human Geography

Congratulations to Devyn Remme who was awarded the prize for the most innovative master thesis in Human Geography for 2022!

Master's project

The social impact of the renewable energy transition

In her master's project Amber Nordholm is looking at the social impact of the renewable energy transition through a case study in Portugal.