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Global Challenges

 

 

Global challenges affect us all — they are complex and interdisciplinary by nature, and influence how we work and collaborate across disciplines at the University of Bergen.

 

 

CORONA | HISTORY OF MEDICINE
The Spanish flu

The Spanish flu causes Corona-fear today

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.

Money Talks
Money Talks Professor Ragnhild Muriaas in Malawi during political campaign

Patriarchal structures an obstacle to women in politics in many countries

– 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.

Science diplomacy

Moments of communication: Learning science diplomacy

Last summer, the participants of Bergen Summer Research School were thrown out on the deep end: present your research in two minutes and make it relevant to a panel of diplomats and experts.

2020 SDG CONFERENCE BERGEN
Left to right: Rector Dag Rune Olsen from the University of Bergen, Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Nikolai Astrup and Professor Peter Messerli from the University of Bern at the 2020 SDG Conference Bergen.

Remembering 2020 SDG Conference Bergen

In February 2020, the third national SDG Conference at the University of Bergen took place. More than 300 delegates met to discuss technologies and partnerships. Find the programme and other information from the conference collected on this page.

GLOBAL ACADEMIC NETWORK
Professor Hakan G. Sicakkan from the University of Bergen speaking at the launch of the UN Global Academic Network of migration experts in Geneva in December 2019.

Bringing science to Global Refugee Forum

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.

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Bergen Global is a meeting space where researchers, students, and others share their work and analysis of global challenges. This arena is a joint project between the University of Bergen and Chr Michelsen Institute. Here you will find lectures, debates, seminars, literary salons, and other events—free and open to all!
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Bergen Summer Research School invites 100 PhD-candidates to Bergen every year to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the world. Shaped by some of Bergen's best research groups, we address key global challenges through high quality disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and problem oriented research-based PhD courses.
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