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UiB joins Global Coalition to protect biodiversity

On World Wildlife Day 3 March 2021, the University of Bergen becomes the first Norwegian institution and first university worldwide to join the European Commission’s Global Coalition United for Biodiversity.

Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide speaking at the opening of the 2021 SDG Conference Bergen on Thursday 11 February.

SDG Conference Bergen becomes global success

A global audience of more than 2,600 watched as Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide opened the 2021 SDG Conference Bergen discussing issues of climate change, stable institutions and inequality as the conference went virtual – and viral.

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UiB in global initiative to prevent species extinctions

“We must pull together as a global community to limit ongoing loss of biodiversity” says Michael Pirie, of UiB’s University Gardens.

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Nine researchers receive EU mobility grants

The University of Bergen receives nine Individual Fellowship grants from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions for 2020. Five grants go to The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

The S4D4C plenary on Strengthening Science Diplomacy Transboundary Institutions on Thursday 18 March2021 brilliantly summed up  in this illustration.

Bringing science and knowledge to diplomacy

“Science is not negotiable, but it can be ignored,” said Professor Edvard Hviding in a debate on transboundary institutions at the S4D4C final networking meeting.

Amund Maage (right) and Giulia Testa speaking at a session during the 2021 SDG Conference Bergen.

Solutions for coastal communities post COVID

Is investing in coastal and marine ecosystem restoration and protection the way to stimulate the blue economy post COVID-19? This was one of the questions in a special parallel session on coastal communities at the 2021 SDG Conference Bergen.

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REV Ocean

REV Ocean partners with University of Bergen to support the UN Decade for Ocean Science

REV Ocean and the University of Bergen (UiB) signed an agreement February 16th which marks the beginning of an ambitious partnership focused on innovative ocean solutions and support for a sustainable ocean economy.


Five recommendations to include science in 2030 Agenda

Every year, several countries present their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) to show their progress in implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. But how can science play an integral part in these proceedings?

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Four UiB researchers receive top European grants

Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, Nele Meckler, Ragnhild Muriaas, and Inga Berre have been awarded the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant.

Ole Frithjof Norheim

"Worst-off countries should be prioritised in COVID-19 vaccine allocation"

In contrast to WHO´s and other experts´ advice, the worst-off countries should be prioritised when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine allocation, according to Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim at the University of Bergen.