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The Nansen Legacy
Arven etter Nansen

Great data from the first Nansen Legacy-expedition

At the Shanghai-ranking 2018, the field Oceanography at the University of Bergen is ranked number ten in the world. That pleases Professor in Oceanography at UiB and The Bjerknes Centre, Ilker Fer, who recently returned from the first expedition in the Nansen Legacy research project.

SUSTAINABLE OCEAN
Tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl from Bergen in Norway out sailing the seven seas.

Sailing for sustainability

In 2021, Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl plans to perform its first ever circumnavigation of the world. UiB became the first partner to sign a statement of intent to participate in the circumnavigation and to provide the scientific content.

SUSTAINABILITY AND EDUCATION
On 3 September 2018, the University of Bergen's Rector Dag Rune Olsen speaking at the opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2018/2019 at Maastricht University.

Sustainable development through knowledge

How can the university sector engage constructively and critically with the Sustainable Development Goals? This was at the heart of a speech Rector Dag Rune Olsen gave at Maastricht University.

The UiB Magazine 2018: SLATE
SLATE: Understanding the data that surrounds us

Understanding the data that surrounds us

Digital traces are all around us. At SLATE, researchers works to understand digital data, and to put it to use for new ways of understanding and supporting learning.

The UiB Magazine 2018/2019
Arctic shipping

Trans-Arctic shipping and the tragedy of the polar ice cap

The Arctic sea ice is melting. Areas that previously have been covered with ice are opening up, facilitating increased access for ship traffic in the Arctic Ocean. How can the need for preservation of the vulnerable Arctic environment meet the world's need for trade and transport?

HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2018
Photo of the United Nations building in New York, with clouds and the sun reflecting. Used to illustrate article about science diplomacy.

Contributing towards science diplomacy at UN

At the annual High-level Political Forum at the United Nations, the University of Bergen will participate in workshops and side events. This to make sure that research and knowledge is heard as part of the 2030 Agenda.

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.

SDG 7
Academic Director Håvard Haarstad and the researchers Siddharth Sareen and Jakob Grandin from the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET).

Bringing actionable knowledge to the UN

How can research and higher education help accelerate the transformation to sustainable and just societies?

The UiB Magazine interview
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.

SAMEVAL
Feltfoto som viser bredden i forskningen ved Institutt for sosialantropologi ved Universitetet i Bergen (UiB).

Several elite research groups in social sciences evaluation

On 19 June 2018, the Research Council of Norway's evaluation of the social sciences in Norway – SAMEVAL – was presented. One department and three research groups at the University of Bergen are awarded top grades in the evaluation.