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Innovative PhD programme becomes official UN Ocean Decade Action

On World Ocean Day in June 2021, a unique Norwegian-Pacific PhD Scholarship Programme was picked as one of the first 60 UN Ocean Decade Actions worldwide and one of three Norwegian actions.

OSB CONFERENCE 2021
The third Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference on 21 October 2021 was a hybrid event with some guests live from the University Aula and others participating virtually.

Science for the people of the ocean

The discussions at the third Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference brought together scientists, students, industry, and policymakers taking in everything from the protecting the blue forest to seabed mining and how to create a sustainable balance between preservation and development of the ocean.

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Half of young adults with covid-19 have persistent symptoms 6 months after

A paper published in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine on long-COVID, describes persistent symptoms six months after acute COVID-19, even in young home isolated people.

SDG 14 | LIFE BELOW WATER
Rector Margareth Hagen is handed a UN certificate from Lise Øvreås of SDG Bergen Ocean for the University of Bergen becoming UNAI SDG14 Hub 2021-2024 with Marine Director Amund Maage (left)  and Edvard Hvidingi of SDG Bergen Science Advice (right).

UiB is UNAI SDG14 Hub for 2021-2024

In 2018, the University of Bergen was appointed the SDG14 Hub for United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) for a three-year period. This month it has been announced that the university will enjoy three more years as SDG14 Hub.

Frontier Science
Ice2Ice

A jigsaw puzzle of climate change in the Arctic

What will be the consequences of ice on Greenland and in the Arctic melting at an alarming pace? This was one of the questions Professor Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu and colleagues wanted to find answers to in the largest ever ERC project in the Nordic countries; the Synergy Grant Ice2Ice project.

HLPF 2021
Panel at side event, High-level Political Forum 2021 at United Nations. Clockwise from top left corner: Lise Øvreås, Stacy Richards-Kennedy, Isabelle Ansorge and Natalya Gallo.

Partnerships for ocean literacy

Ocean literacy took centre stage at the side event “Partnering to educate the ocean science leaders of the future” during the 2021 High-level Political Forum.

SDG BERGEN POLICY BRIEF #1
Edvard Hviding and Benjamin Pfeil from the University of Bergen present the first SDG Bergen Policy Brief on World Ocean Day, 8 June 2021.

New SDG oriented policy brief series launched

The SDG Bergen Policy Brief series is a novel and innovative way to communicate with policy-makers to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal is to have more research-based information reach policy-makers for societal impact.

WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2021
Migrants boarding a ship in the Mediterranean.

A world in refuge

Global displacement has reached an all time high in 2021. The world has never needed the UN Refugee Convention more than in its 70th anniversary year.

Marine Research
Midnattsol på forskningstokt i Norskehavet, august 2016. Foto: Emil Jeansson

UiB among top ocean universities

Once again, the University of Bergen is ranked among the top ten oceanography universities in the world.