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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.

 

 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Rector Dag Rune Olsen from the University of Bergen and Vice-Chancellor and Principal Adam Habib from the University of the Witwatersrand in Pretoria, South Africa on 31 October 2018.

Equal education opportunities key to sustainability

South African university leader Adam Habib believes that research and innovation must be linked to equality if the goal of a sustainable world is to be reached. In February 2019 he is the opening keynote at Norway's National SDG Conference Bergen.

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 cooporation with Copenhagen University and Uppsala University.

RESEARCH | MEDICINE
Obesity

ADHD and obesity share genetic ground

Persons with ADHD have three times higher risk of obesity than others and the two conditions are caused by the same genetic underpinnings, a family study suggests.

SUSTAINABLE CHILDHOOD
Scott Drimie from Stellenbosch University and Marguerite Daniel from the University of Bergen after presenting their research project at University of Western Cape on Thursday 1 November 2018.

On climate change and child health

How does climate change impact on child health? That is the subject of a research collaboration between Stellenbosch University and the University of Bergen.

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.