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råd til UiB-ansatte i forbindelse med korona

The university will be closed from 12 March 2020 at 6 pm

All students and employees are asked to leave campus and to work or study from home.

2020 SDG CONFERENCE BERGEN
Left to right: Rector Dag Rune Olsen from the University of Bergen, Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Nikolai Astrup and Professor Peter Messerli from the University of Bern at the 2020 SDG Conference Bergen.

Remembering 2020 SDG Conference Bergen

In February 2020, the third national SDG Conference at the University of Bergen took place. More than 300 delegates met to discuss technologies and partnerships. Find the programme and other information from the conference collected on this page.

FACTS | CORONAVIRUS | PANDEMIC
Coronavirus COVID-19

10 facts about the coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) is confirmed as pandemic by WHO, 11. march. To what extent should we fear the coronavirus? We have asked virus expert Professor Rebecca Cox.

SCIENCE DIPLOMACY WORKSHOP
Spanish scientist Lorenzo Melchor from the EU supported research project S4D4C speaking during a workshop at the University of Bergen on February 5th, 2020.

The future of science diplomacy

In a special workshop during the SDG Conference Bergen a group of leading international researchers presented their visions for improving science advice to decision-makers.

PUBLIC LECTURE | SDG14
Ambassador Peter Thomson speaks at his public lecture on 15 October 2019 after being awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Bergen. He focussed on the urgent need for ocean action to rescue the planet.

Making tough decisions for the ocean

“A new deal for nature is on everyone's lips,” said Ambassador Peter Thomson in his public lecture after becoming an honorary doctor at the University of Bergen.

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.

HLPF 2019
The University of Bergen delegation at the 2019 High-level Political Forum consisted of (left to right): Tor Halvorsen, Tore Furevik, Edvard Hviding, Kikki Kleiven, and Sverre Ole Drønen.

Strengthening the science-policy nexus at the United Nations

The University of Bergen visited the High-level Political Forum to strengthen the science policy advice in the approaches to and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We recount the proceedings from two hectic weeks in seven brief chapters.

KANGAROO MOTHER CARE
Kangaroo Mother Care.

Kangaroo Mother Care Reduces Infant Mortality

When newborn babies with low birth weight are held close to their mother´s bodies throughout the day, their chance of survival increases substantially.

SDG 14 | LIFE BELOW WATER
Data manager Benjamin Pfeil from the University of Bergen and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research photographed in Bergen in summer 2019.

Providing ocean climate science for sustainable decision-making

How can the academic community make an impact to get vital information on climate change across to decision-makers? By engaging in the type of quiet science advice provided by Benjamin Pfeil and his team at the University of Bergen.