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Norway's national Long-term plan for research and higher education has been revised to create a stronger connection between knowledge for sustainable development and scientific advice. SDG Bergen and UiB's leading role is highlighted in the plan.
The Centre of International Health (CIH) is part of a global action to improve the practice of continuous learning, collaboration, and change in the education sector.
The UiB strategy area for Global Challenges has allocated funds to promote scientific interfaculty cooperation in 2018.
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.
The four serious challenges the Pacific island states face as a result of climate change are sea level rise, drought, food security and ocean acidity levels.
In 2021, Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl plans to perform its first ever circumnavigation of the world. UiB became the first partner to sign a statement of intent to participate in the circumnavigation and to provide the scientific content.
Energethics published their first article “Rethinking Access. Key Methodological Challenges in Studying Energy Companies” in the journal "Energy Research and Social Science". The article is available online.
In 3 filmed interviews spanning over 30 years, Neurologist and Researcher, William Howlett reflects on the on-going HIV epidemic, from the first documented case to the situation today.
William Howlett is a Visiting Researcher at CIH. Based in northern Tanzania for much of his medical and research career, he is renowned for his commitment and dedication to improving health in Tanzania, and beyond.
What happens when the basic values and social mechanism of society are challenged? And how does change influence how we view ourselves as human beings? This is at the heart of a new anthropological project at the University of Bergen.
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.
At the annual High-level Political Forum at the United Nations, the University of Bergen will participate in workshops and side events. This to make sure that research and knowledge is heard as part of the 2030 Agenda.
Japan´s elderly people constitute a growing proportion of the population. Norway will face this same situation within 20 years. As Japan is solving the challenge by increasing the use of robots, Norway is tending to focus on conversation and personal contact, says Professor Bettina S. Husebø at SEFAS.
On 19 June 2018, the Research Council of Norway's evaluation of the social sciences in Norway – SAMEVAL – was presented. One department and three research groups at the University of Bergen are awarded top grades in the evaluation.
With the pioneering Egalitarianism project, Professor Bruce Kapferer wanted to challenge conventions in anthropology and to redefine how inequality is viewed.
For the eleventh consecutive year, almost one hundred PhD candidates from all over the world have found their way to Bergen to tackle global challenges.
Different aspects and paradigms of European asylum policy were presented when the University of Bergen held a one-day migration conference in Brussels.
Read the latest field report from the Energethics-project. Ingrid Müftüoglu has been to Statkraft's headquarters in Oslo where she examined how CSR is articulated and performed.

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