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2019 SDG CONFERENCE BERGEN
State Secretary Rebekka Borsch from Norway's Ministry of Education and Research with University of Bergen's Rector Dag Rune Olsen at the 2019 SDG Conference Bergen.

Rethinking for a new education

From building a global student movement to the crucial role of universities, the first day of the 2019 SDG Conference Bergen was diverse in its engagement with global sustainability.

SUSTAINABLE OCEAN
Professor Lise Øvrreås, Academic Director of Ocean Sustainability Bergen at the University of Bergen in Norway.

New director for Ocean Sustainability Bergen

Professor Lise Øvreås takes over from Peter M. Haugan as Academic Director of Ocean Sustainability Bergen, UiB's centre for sustainable ocean research, with scientific advice being one of the main tasks in her portfolio.

RESEARCH | SOCIAL SCIENCES
Field work in Maputo at the opening of Urban Enclaving Futures Project, lead by Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen from University of Bergen (left in photo).

New perspectives on change in urban Africa

The cutting-edge Urban Enclaving Futures project used its first workshop to define how research can bring in social, cultural, spatial and further dimensions moving beyond classic economic understandings of urban development.

MIGRATION
Flyktninger venter ved en grensepassering mellom Makedonia og Hellas i februar 2016.

Migration Compact of high symbolic value

Researcher Hakan G. Sicakkan considers the UN's new Migration Compact to be an exciting addition to the global migration discourse and he looks forward to studying its implementation.

SDG 14
A student from the University of Bergen holds a starfish found in the waters close to Bergen, Norway.

UiB becomes official UN ocean science Hub

The University of Bergen has taken on a leadership role on SDG 14, Life below water, for United Nations Academic Impact, and will act to inspire and motivate partners worldwide to create greater knowledge towards a sustainable ocean.

MIGRATION RESEARCH
Political scientist Hakan G. Sicakkan, anthropologists Christine M. Jacobsen and Synnøve Bendixsen and sociologist Susanne Bygnes of the Bergen International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit (IMER), photo shot in May 2018.

Sharing research results and analysis on migration policy

Different aspects and paradigms of European asylum policy were presented when the University of Bergen held a one-day migration conference in Brussels.

2019 SDG CONFERENCE BERGEN
Victoria W. Thoresen (right) and Jakob Grandin at the UN high-level political forum in July 2018, where they co-arranged a workshop on SDG11 as part of building a global network for sustainability.

Building a sustainable world

In February 2018, Victoria W. Thoresen and Jakob Grandin were key participants in the inaugural SDG Conference Bergen. The first national conference in the world bringing the university sector together in critical debate to engage with the UN's 2030 Agenda.

RESEARCH | ADHD
ADHD

ADHD is genetic

There is a clear connection between specific genes and ADHD. This is the result of a large international study where UiB-researchers have played an important role, led by Professor Jan Haavik.

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Professor Bruce Kapferer

Bruce Kapferer: Exploring the true nature of inequality

With the pioneering Egalitarianism project, Professor Bruce Kapferer wanted to challenge conventions in anthropology and to redefine how inequality is viewed.

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Make Norway a zero-emission country

Climate researcher Tore Furevik suggests that Norway should think big. Offshore wind can turn the country into a zero-emission society, as well as creating a major boost for the economy.