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The University of Bergen has produced the special Sustainable Ocean Series, which has now been translated into all six official United Nations languages, spoken by almost three billion people daily.
The development landscape has never been static but we are now witnessing profound shifts in global relations, inequalities, and forms of exclusion. Submit you panel by 4 September 2022
Are you interested in law as political strategy? How rights, law and courts are used as instruments for social change, and how different groups use legal mobilization in and out of court to advance their goals? Apply by 1 June 2022!
UiB law scholar Joanna Siekiera spoke on ocean science diplomacy as part of the reunion of the 2020 Warsaw Science Diplomacy School.
The Norad supported project “Samaki”, which means fish in Swahili, unites Norwegian researchers with colleagues in Tanzania to study how small-scale fisheries are the key to combat malnutrition. This is part of a bigger picture in the fight for scarce resources and on the question whether small fish should be used as food for humans or become fish food?
Chr. Michelsen Institute and the University of Bergen have a long-standing agreement to strengthen development-related research in Bergen. We now invite applications for collaboration between our two institutions for 2022-2023. Deadline 15 June, 2022.
The controversies around the use of electric scooters in the city of Bergen formed the basis of the case used to forming a new research agenda.
PhD Candidate Elisabeth Marie Strømme, a member of IMER Junior Scholar Network, will defend her thesis on Friday, 24th September 2021
This spring six outstanding and internationally renowned historians will share their knowledge and insights in the lecture series "Europe-China Relations: National Perspectives on Relations with China in Challenging Times."
On World Ocean Day in June 2021, a unique Norwegian-Pacific PhD Scholarship Programme was picked as one of the first 60 UN Ocean Decade Actions worldwide and one of three Norwegian actions.
2021 saw the 50th anniversary of UNESCO’s visionary Man and Biosphere programme, which brought attention to the importance of biodiversity long before the Sustainable Development Goals put it on policy makers’ agenda. We spoke with UNESCO Chair Inger Elisabeth Måren at the University of Bergen about the programme’s importance.
Saturday 13 November 2021, the University of Bergen and the University of the West Indies signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the ties between the two long-term partners.
Finally, the Plastics Network got a chance to gather and for the first time connect their members face-to-face in a seminar 23 November.
During the celebration at the University Aula, thirty professors and PhD candidates talked about how global challenges have shaped their research and their disciplines at the University of Bergen. 
The discussions at the third Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference brought together scientists, students, industry, and policymakers taking in everything from the protecting the blue forest to seabed mining and how to create a sustainable balance between preservation and development of the ocean.
PhD Candidate Solveig Moldrheim a member of the IMER Junior Scholar Network will defend her thesis on 21st October, 2021
Centre for International Health at the University if Bergen is host for the 12th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH).
Open call for Three PhD research fellowships within the project “On Equal Grounds? Migrant Women’s Participation in Labour and Labour Related Activities” (EQUALPART). APPLY BY 15 SEPTEMBER 2021.

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