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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"
We now welcome applications for six parallel courses with cross-cutting keynotes and virtual social events. BSRS 2021 will be a fully digital PhD research school.
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.
In her master's thesis, Maïlys Rouillé studies the important contribution of cross-border fishtraders to food security in Ghana and its surrounding countries during the COVID-19 crisis.
Head of Department, Peter Andersen, summarize a special spring semester.
20 students have submitted their theses this semester.
Over the last month, 16 students have participated in GEO316 Practical Skills in Remote Sensing.
The interdisciplinary research project Urban Enclaving Futures explored during its second workshop how enclaving is found in various forms around Accra’s urban spaces – from population dense informal settlements, to grand but empty gated cities, to the green and quiet University campus.
In her master's project Amber Nordholm is looking at the social impact of the renewable energy transition through a case study in Portugal.
The future is urban – and the future is already here!
According to Håvard Haarstad, scientists have to commit to doing everything they can to get society moving in the right direction. His own commitment to saving the world earned him a night in prison in New York.
"We are particularly excited about providing an arena for European students to become active co-creators of their education".
Hannah Pilgrim studies M.Sc. in Geographie at the University of Bonn. This semester she continued her geography studies as an exchange student in Bergen.
Fifteen students from across the University of Bergen are now working on their final assignments following ten intensive days of teaching.
La Serena is a city approximately the same size as Bergen, but since the city has only a few days of rain each year, the city relies on the melting of snow and ice in the summer to provide water resources. This means that the region is especially vulnerable to changes in future climate.

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