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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.

 

 

THE GLOBAL GOALS
Norwegian diplomat Marianne Loe from the Norwegian Mission to the UN during her opening keynote at the 2019 Bergen Summer Research School on Monday 17 June.

The SDG challenge: an insider's perspective

Norwegian diplomat Marianne Loe was in the UN when the deal on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was made. In her opening keynote at the 2019 Bergen Summer Research School, she told of her insider's experience in the making of this ground-breaking agreement.

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Norwegian researchers will find out if microplastics are dangerous for us

Nobody knows the effect of micro plastics on our body. Now, Norwegian researchers have joined the hunt for answers.

THE UIB MAGAZINE
Close-up of SDG-pin and University of Bergen-pin on the suit jacket of one of the delegates at the inaugural SDG Conference Bergen in February 2018.

SDG Bergen: a strategic initiative

The SDG Bergen initiative is presented in a special 10-page section in the UiB Magazine.

GLOBAL HEALTH
Head surgery in Ethiopia

Brought brain surgery to Ethiopia

At the beginning of the millennium, there was no one capable of undertaking brain surgery in Ethiopia. Today, thanks to Professor Morten Lund-Johansen at the Department of Clinical Medicine and his colleagues, there are 35 specialists able to conduct head operations.

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Make an impact on policies for a sustainable future

There is an urgent need to connect research to the 2030 Agenda. This summer we will help you find the tools you need to play a role in the interface between science and policymaking.

Making Sense of Global Challenges

Bergen Global is an arena where academics, students and others share their research and analysis of development-related issues. This joint project between the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute organises open lectures, debates, seminars, literary salons and other events.

All events are free and open for all - welcome!

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Bergen Summer Research School                 

Every year, we invite 100 PhD-candidates to Bergen to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the world. Shaped by some of Bergen's best research groups, we addresses key global challenges through high quality disciplinary, interdisciplinary and problem oriented research-based PhD courses.

Health, poverty, migration, resource management and culture are some recurring themes of the expertise involved in the summer research school.