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THE UNIVERSITY IMPACT RANKINGS 2019
Detail showing dlegate wearing SDG wheel on jacket sleeve at the SDG Conference Bergen in February 2019.

UiB secures top 60 global SDG ranking

The University of Bergen has been ranked number 53 across the world in the first THE University Impact Rankings, based on the Sustainable Development Goals, and is the only Norwegian university to be ranked.

SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE
Professor Silvio Funtowicz discussing scientific advice and the societal impact of research on 8 February 2019 at the second SDG Conference Bergen.

The rising voice of research in policy-making

When discussing sustainable development, terms such as science advice and the science-policy interface have become all the rage. What is this all about? We asked veteran researcher Silvio Funtowicz to provide some clarity on the subject.

RESEARCH | DIABETES
Pancreas cells

Human cells can change job to fight diabetes

For the first time, researchers have shown that ordinary human cells can change their original function. The UiB-resarch published in Nature may give new hope for diabetes patients.

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.

2019 SDG CONFERENCE BERGEN
Vice-Rector for Global Relations Annelin Eriksen speaks at the second National SDG Conference at the  University of Bergen on 8 February 2019.

Remembering 2019 SDG Conference Bergen

In February 2019, the second National SDG Conference at the University of Bergen took place. More than 300 delegates participated. Find the programme and other information from the 2019 conference on this page.

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.

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.