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Justin Tongun is a PhD student at the Centre for International Health (CIH). His home is in South-Sudan.
Five «students» been selected to take part in the capacity-building project funded by the Gates Foundation. Here we meet Lelisa Fekadu and Getachew Teshome.
UiB’s highest education prize for 2017, the Owl Prize, has been awarded to the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Occupational Health in Developing Countries”.
Around 450 researchers, students, practitioners and policy-makers from nearly 70 countries made their way to Bergen for the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) 2017 conference.
Global Challenges at UiB salutes Kristin Holst Paulsen.
The Bergen Summer Research School started 12th June with the registration at Studentsenteret! Almost 100 PhD candidates participate and they are very welcome.
At the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York, the University of Bergen has committed to support a research and education project with South African partners.
Climate change is said to be the greatest global challenge of our time, but it is also a contested topic. How do we talk about these issues - from everyday life to the meetings of policy makers - and what are the consequences? Join the course SANT285 if you want to engage in discussions about climate change in a post-factual world.
The University of Bergen (UiB) has 3 strategic multidisciplinary focus areas. One of these, “Global Challenges”, was officially launched 15 May 2017.
Professor Hakan G. Sicakkan wants to strengthen research on migration and transnationality in Bergen as part of the University of Bergen's focus on global challenges, which is one of three focus areas in the university's strategy for 2016-2022.
Thomas Piketty's bestseller about capitalism made it clear to Yvette Peters what her next research project would focus on: political inequality.
Read the latest field report from the Energethics-project. Synnøve Bendixsen has been to Iraqi Kurdistan exploring how DNO operates and the local communities’ expectations of oil investments.
Birgit Kopainsky is partner in a project about sustainability and resilience in European agriculture. The project recently received more than 4.8 million Euros from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Dagny Faksvåg Haugen at the UiB has been given the great mission to coordinate an EU-funded international project, looking into palliative care for dying cancer patients in 7 countries worldwide.
- Non communicable diseases, like kidney diseases, are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa, says the Tanzanian doctor Paschal Ruggajo. As a Ph.D-candiate at UiB he has looked into the reasons, and possible solutions, to this problem.
Latin American newspapers use a technical language when describing poverty. According to researcher Ana Beatriz Chiquito, this makes it more difficult to understand the causes and effects of poverty.
Rector Dag Rune Olsen visited the University of the South Pacific to strengthen ties between Bergen and Fiji. Whilst in the Pacific, he also met with UiB exchange students.

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