Department of Health Promotion and Development

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What promotes wellbeing and public health? What creates a good childhood? What can counteract marginalisation and social exclusion?

These are the major issues and core questions that form the focus of research at HEMIL. We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers with foundations in the social sciences and psychology. We research and teach on a wide range of subjects within the disciplines of health promotion, child welfare and global development.

Our research orientation is resource-based, aligns with the UN’s sustainable development goals and emphasises social justice both locally and globally. Contact us!

GLODE student

“Without GLODE and the internship, I certainly would not be where I am now”

Mathias James Venning, who normally goes by the name Mats, and Kiri Elida Paulsen Brevik got exciting opportunities after their internship period during the UiB master's program in Global Development Theory and Practice (GLODE).


Master in Global Development Theory and Practice

The Master's Programme in Global Development Theory and Practice (GLODE) gives you a thorough understanding of global development processes through critical evaluation of relevant theories and the contexts of sustainable human development.

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The open-access Handbook of Salutogenesis, 2nd Edition is now available

The book traces the development of the salutogenic model of health and fleshes out the central concepts, most notably coping resources and the sense of coherence that differentiate salutogenesis from pathogenesis.

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Intimacy and mobility in an era of hardening borders

Gender, reproduction, regulation

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Leaving no child or adolescent behind

To reduce poverty and inequalities are two of the main goals in the work and actions for Sustainable Development Goals, and the ambitions are high.


Head of department: Fungisai Ottemöller

Head of administration: Maria Luttges Mathieu

Program administration: Francisca Caceres Altamirano

Doctoral education: Vanessa Seeligmann

Telephone: 55 58 32 57

Visit us at Alrek Helseklynge, Årstadveien 17

E-mail: post@hemil.uib.no