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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.
Master's students explain why they study system dynamics, what a master project in system dynamic could be, what valuable lessons they have learned and how they plan to use system dynamics after the studies.
This year we have two submission deadlines in the spring semester for the master's thesis in geography: 16 May and 1 August.
Congratulations to Devyn Remme who was awarded the prize for the most innovative master thesis in Human Geography for 2022!
PhD Candidate Randi Elisabeth Taxt presents her PhD Project.
NMBU will be leading the new PhD School Empowered Futures.
In this project, I trace the value chains of the Li-ion batteries upon which EVs depend.
On Thursday November 11th the Collaboratory was awared the Uglepris, UiB's award for excellence in higher education. – It is important that we dare to think about our role as educator in new ways, says Jakob Olof Grandin, leader of The Collaboratory.
CET PhDs Agnete Hessevik and Thea Gregersen are ready for Forsker Grand Prix Friday October 1st.
Shokrgozar is our new PhD on the ASSET project and will research the governance of multi-scalar solar energy transitions in India.
The UiB Collaboratory and the course Sustainable Innovation won this year’s Study Quality Award with a course that builds on student engagement and involvement.
This year we have two submission deadlines each semester for the master's thesis in geography: 19 May and 2 August in the spring semester and 15 November and 3 January in the autumn semester. 19 students have submitted the thesis this year.
Four of the five most popular master programmes among international applicants directly tackle global challenges. 
Over the past decade, China has emerged as a large actor on the African continent – primarily through trade, investment and as provider of development finance. But China is increasingly also playing a more direct political role.
Take on the transformative challenges of our time together with motivated students from around Europe in the new course "Facing Grand Challenges: A European research program"
The working title of my thesis is: How can knowledge about gender specific mobilities inform in the planning processes for sustainable transportation systems in Accra, Ghana?
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.

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