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Wild species are key to sustainable development

“Sustainable use of wild species is key to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” says Professor Jeppe Kolding at the University of Bergen. He is one of 87 international experts co-writing a new report out Friday 8 July 2022.

Holberg week
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The 2022 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Conferred

Today, the Holberg Prize was conferred upon Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University, by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Norwegian Minister of Research and Higher Education Ola Borten Moe conferred the Nils Klim Prize upon Associate Professor Elisa Uusimäki, Aarhus University.

News | Honorary Doctorates 2022
Æresdoktorpromosjon 2022

Eight new honorary doctors at UiB have been appointed

In a solemn ceremony in the University Hall, the eight new honorary doctors at UiB were honored. They received the award for their outstanding work for science.

online exhibition
Life through the looking glass

Life through the looking glass

The online exhibition presents works-in-process of young scientists from the EvoCELL network. The researchers are studying animal evolution from a cellular perspective, by applying cutting-edge technologies to uncover a previously invisible world.

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Margareth Hagen rector of UiB

Margareth Hagen to the Rectors` Advisory Group of COIMBRA

At the 2022 Coimbra Group Annual Conference in Padova, Margareth Hagen, the rector of the University of Bergen was elected to the Rectors` Advisory Group.

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.

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Food pattern calculator estimates how to gain up to ten life years

Researchers at UiB have developed a calculator that can estimate how many life years you could gain by modifications in diet patterns.

SMALL FISH AND NUTRITION
BLUE ECONOMY: Small-scale fisheries provide hope to fight malnutrition among large parts of the world population, illustrated by this photo from Zanzibar of the boat Uchumi Bluu, which means “blue economy” in Swahili.

The overlooked role of small fish to fight malnutrition

The Norad supported project “Samaki”, which means fish in Swahili, unites Norwegian researchers with colleagues in Tanzania to study how small-scale fisheries are the key to combat malnutrition. This is part of a bigger picture in the fight for scarce resources and on the question whether small fish...

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Why evolution favours symmetry

From sunflowers to starfish, symmetry appears everywhere in biology. This isn’t just true for body plans – the molecular machines keeping our cells alive are also strikingly symmetric. But why? Does evolution have a built-in preference for symmetry?

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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.