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Global Challenges

 

 

Global challenges affect us all — they are complex and interdisciplinary by nature, and influence how we work and collaborate across disciplines at the University of Bergen.

 

 

GLOBAL HEALTH
Head surgery in Ethiopia

Brought brain surgery to Ethiopia

At the beginning of the millennium, there was no one capable of undertaking brain surgery in Ethiopia. Today, thanks to Professor Morten Lund-Johansen at the Department of Clinical Medicine and his colleagues, there are 35 specialists able to conduct head operations.

THE UNIVERSITY IMPACT RANKINGS 2019
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UiB secures top 60 global SDG ranking

The University of Bergen has been ranked number 53 across the world in the first THE University Impact Rankings, based on the Sustainable Development Goals, and is the only Norwegian university to be ranked.

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Global Challenges

Funds for collaborative projects in Global Challenges for 2019

The UiB Priority Area, Global Challenges, has allocated funds to promote scientific inter-Faculty cooperation in 2019. There will be two deadlines for applications: 25 March and 25 September.

bergen summer research school
COP21 closing meeting

Make an impact on policies for a sustainable future

There is an urgent need to connect research to the 2030 Agenda. This summer we will help you find the tools you need to play a role in the interface between science and policymaking.

GLOBAL HEALTH PRIORITIES
Ole Frithjof Norheim

Millions to new centre for ethics and priority setting

The research group, Global Health Priorities, has become the research centre BCEPS, thanks to support from Bergen Research Foundation, NORAD, University of Bergen and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Making Sense of Global Challenges

Bergen Global is an arena where academics, students and others share their research and analysis of development-related issues. This joint project between the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute organises open lectures, debates, seminars, literary salons and other events.

All events are free and open for all - welcome!

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Bergen Summer Research School                 

Every year, we invite 100 PhD-candidates to Bergen to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the world. Shaped by some of Bergen's best research groups, we addresses key global challenges through high quality disciplinary, interdisciplinary and problem oriented research-based PhD courses.

Health, poverty, migration, resource management and culture are some recurring themes of the expertise involved in the summer research school.