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The research programme GRIP has launched a series of interviews on global inequality as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In the world today, malnutrition is a bigger problem than hunger. Researchers hope that a small freshwater fish may prove to be packed with important micronutrients.
The world has experienced several devastating epidemics. One of the worst was the Spanish flu, that ravaged between 1918 and 1920. The epidemic probably killed more people than the First and Second World Wars together.
In a meeting on biological diversity on the high seas, scientists and other actors gave valuable advice to representatives from Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs before final negotiations on regulation of natural resources outside of national jurisdiction.
In a special workshop during the SDG Conference Bergen a group of leading international researchers presented their visions for improving science advice to decision-makers.
The SDG Bergen Policy Briefs series was presented to researchers gathered for a workshop on science diplomacy at the 2020 SDG Conference Bergen.
– Most often the priviliged are the winners in politics, and who is priviliged depends on gender, says professor Ragnhild Muriaas, who has lead the research project Money Talks.
When newborn babies with low birth weight are held close to their mother´s bodies throughout the day, their chance of survival increases substantially.
The University of Bergen political scientist Hakan G. Sicakkan has been named as one of the members in the UN Global Academic Network of migration experts.
Following celebrations held at Makerere University in Uganda last month, UiB hosted a breakfast seminar at Christie Café with participants in the many collaborative activities on-going at the University of Bergen.
UiB and Imperial College researchers have developed a tool which predicts how progressive diseases like cancer and malaria develop in individual patients. In addition, the tool uncovers how bacteria develop resistance to certain drugs.
In November 2018 the University of Bergen was officially announced as the leader of the SDG14 Cluster for the International Association of Universities (IAU). In November 2019 the IAU SDG14 Cluster met for the first time – at least virtually.
The collaboration between Makerere University and UiB was initiated by Endre Lillethun. It first focused on restoring Physics teaching and training at the University, and quickly expanded to include Chemistry, Biology and Science Education. Over 30 years, it has grown to include many other subject areas.
A delegation from the University of Bergen (UiB), travelled to Makerere University (Mak) in Kampala, Uganda, to celebrate 30 years of inter-institutional collaboration.
According to Håvard Haarstad, scientists have to commit to doing everything they can to get society moving in the right direction. His own commitment to saving the world earned him a night in prison in New York.
"Climate accounting shows that cuts in CO2 will be necessary until the year 2030. The objective of climate neutrality must be reached, but we need help from students and staff, says Deputy University Director Tore Tungodden. 

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