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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.

 

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME
Delegates registering for the inaugural 2018 SDG Bergen Conference in the University Aula in Bergen on Thursday 8 February 2018.
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Day Zero: Wednesday 6 February 2019

The 2019 SDG Conference in Bergen will include a new and exciting addition to the conference programme: Day Zero on 6 February. Register your event before 15 November 2018!

OPEN EDUCATIONAL RECOURCES
Open Educational Recources

UiB offers free multimedia for global health-education

University in Bergen gives open and free media content for use in education in global health, in corporation with Copenhagen University and Uppsala University.

RESEARCH | MEDICINE
Obese child

Father´s obesity in early puberty doubles asthma-risk for future offspring

Boys who have considerable weight gain between childhood and puberty, double the risk of having asthma both as an adult and for his future offspring.

SUSTAINABILITY AND EDUCATION
On 3 September 2018, the University of Bergen's Rector Dag Rune Olsen speaking at the opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2018/2019 at Maastricht University.

Sustainable development through knowledge

How can the university sector engage constructively and critically with the Sustainable Development Goals? This was at the heart of a speech Rector Dag Rune Olsen gave at Maastricht University.

MIGRATION RESEARCH
Political scientist Hakan G. Sicakkan, anthropologists Christine M. Jacobsen and Synnøve Bendixsen and sociologist Susanne Bygnes of the Bergen International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit (IMER), photo shot in May 2018.

Sharing research results and analysis on migration policy

Different aspects and paradigms of European asylum policy were presented when the University of Bergen held a one-day migration conference in Brussels.

Making Sense of Global Challenges

The UiB/CMI Resource Centre 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 over sixty open lectures, debates, seminars, literary salons and other events each year.

All events are free and open for all - welcome!

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Bergen Summer Research School                 

Every year, we 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.

Natural resources, health, poverty, migration, language and culture are some recurring themes of the expertise involved in the summer research school.