Global Challenges
UiB 75 years

Global Challenges That Shaped the University

How was the University of Bergen shaped by global challenges, and how did it contribute to address them?

Global Challenges That Shaped the University

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We highlight examples of UiB’s contributions to some of these challenges, through brief presentations of many projects, and reflect on the significance of these for the University's profile. 

We present large global projects, interdisciplinary collaboration and thematic focuses we have worked on at UiB.

Chairs of the day
Professor Bente E. Moen, Director, Global Challenges
Assistant Director Tore Sætersdal, Global Challenges

Professor Marit Bakke, Vice Dean at Faculty of Medicine and Chair of Global Challenges
 What Happened in Bergen? The Museum Became a University
Professor Nils Anfinset and Professor Knut Rio, Department of Cultural History
 The University of Bergen: Highlights From the History
Professor Astri Andresen, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion 
Professor Kari Tove Elvbakken, Department of Administration and Organization Theory
 The Gade Institute: An Adventure in Medical Research
Professor emeritus Ole Didrik Lærum, Department of Clinical Medicine
 Global Climate
Professor Eystein Jansen, Department of Earth Science
 The Climate and the Ocean
Professor Tore Furevik, Geophysical Institute
11:10Mother and Child Health
Professor Halvor Sommerfelt, Centre for International Health
 Leprosy in Bergen - A foundation Stone for Register Based Epidemiological Research 
Professor Emeritus Lorentz Irgens, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care
 Researching Epidemics
Professor Emerita Gro T. Lie, Department of Health Promotion and Development 
Professor Tehmina Mustafa, Centre for International Health
 The Nature Challenge - Living in It, Exploiting It, Safeguarding It
Professor Vigdis Vandvik and Associate Professor Inger E. Måren, Department of Biological Sciences
12:30 Lunch break
13:10Developing Anthropology - The Legacy of Fredrik Barth
Professor emeritus Leif Manger, Department of Social Anthropology
 Gender in Times of Globalization
Associate Professor Kari Jegerstedt, Centre for Women's and Gender Research
 Immigration and Children's Development
Professor David Lackland Sam, Department of Psychosocial Science and Centre for International Health
 Islamic/Middle East focus on UiB
Professor Knut S. Vikør, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion
 Makerere University and University of Bergen
Associate Professor Ronald Semyalo, Makerere University (via Zoom)
Professor Thorkild Tylleskär, University of Bergen
 Dentistry and International collaboration
Professor Anne Christine Johannessen, Department of Clinical Medicine
15:25The Development of Refugee Law
Professor Terje Einarsen, Faculty of Law
 From Sudan to Tissue Engineering in Bergen
Professor Kamal Mustafa, Department of Clinical Dentistry
 150 Years With Fine Art, Music and Design Education and Research in Bergen
Professor Frode Thorsen, Dean of Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, and Nina Malterud, former Professor and Rector of Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
 Child-Focused and Music Therapy-Based Health Research to Meet European Challenges for Migrant Minors 
PhD Candidate Ole Einarsen, The Grieg Academy – Department of Music
 From Parties in Kyoto and Paris to Everyday Life in Norway
PhD Candidate Runa Falck, Department of Foreign Languages
16:45Closing remarks
Professor/Vice-Rector Gottfried Greve