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In February 2018, Victoria W. Thoresen and Jakob Grandin were key participants in the inaugural SDG Conference Bergen. The first national conference in the world bringing the university sector together in critical debate to engage with the UN's 2030 Agenda.
PhD Candidate Randi Elisabeth Taxt presents her PhD Project.
For my master project I reconstructed the last 11,500 years worth of glacier and climate changes at a glacier complex called Sulitjelmaisen in the subarctic, focusing on the largest glacier called Salajekna.
Remote sensing and GIS are some of the most sought after skills in geography graduates, following demand from students, Gidske Andersen and Benjamin Robson are launching the first Remote Sensing course at the University of Bergen.
UiB-researchers Siddharth Sareen and Jakob Grandin were among the speakers at events during the 2018 UN High-level Political Forum in New York.
Director for Energy Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa is satisfied that the University of Bergen has been able to present its innovative energy research at the United Nations High-level Political Forum.
How can research and higher education help accelerate the transformation to sustainable and just societies?
"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.
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.
The University of Zurich is known as one of Europe’s leading universities for conducting researching within physical geography, especially related to glaciology of High Mountain Asia. I’ve been lucky enough to live the last three months in Zurich and work together with some of the researchers here.
Do you have a degree in geography from University of Bergen? Join our alumni map!
David Lara Arango will complete his PhD degree in System Dynamics in 2018. He works as a senior data scientist in Webstep AS.
ECOPOTENTIAL is a large European-funded H2020 project that focuses its activities on a targeted set of internationally recognised Protected Areas, blending Earth Observations from remote sensing and field measurements, data analysis and modelling of current and future ecosystem conditions and services.
GIS and Remote Sensing are currently some of the most sort after skills for graduates within Geoscience and Geography, both within academia and industry. The Department of Geography will be running a monthly practical workshop throughout the spring semester covering a variety of GIS and Remote Sensing skills.
Johan and Ragnhild are the first-ever conference coordinators at the UiB Collaboratory. This spring, they are up to something big …
A glowing interest in the climate challenges and the need for a transformation of society to minimize these changes made Kårstein Måseide apply for the job as research coordinator at CET. He wants to encourage broad, interdisciplinary climate research.

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