Department of Geography


Geography is a discipline that is engaged with topics concerning conditions and processes in nature and society related to a local regional, national and international context. Education and research at the department is organised into five research areas:

New course
Sentinel 2 image of the Lena Delta, Russia

Practical Skills in Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis

Knowledge of GIS and Remote Sensing are some of the most sought-after skills in graduates. The Department of Geography offers a new course in Remote Sensing from spring 2019.

Book launch
Tarje I. Wanvik og Arild Holt-Jensen

An intellectual journey in geography

"Geography - History and Concepts" is much more than a history book. It originates primarily from the desire to develop a practical understanding of the identity of Geography.

Jeppe Kolding (UiB), Shakuntala Thilsted (WorldFish) og Ragnhild Overå (UiB).

Supporting small fish to fight food insecurity

Small fish have huge potential to alleviate malnutrition and safeguard food security in Sub-Saharan Africa and across the globe. An interdisciplinary project headed by the University of Bergen has been awarded 1 million Euros.

New book
Organic farming in Himalaya.

Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming

This new book, edited by professor Tor Halfdan Aase and published at Oxford University Press, asks to what extent Himalayan farmers and their institutions are prepared to face a future when external production conditions change.