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CORONA AND THE OCEAN
Marine microorganisms in a a watertank at the Sars Centre at the University of Bergen.

Ocean science in the age of Covid-19

How can the ocean provide knowledge and research for the medicine and food of the future? The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the world community that biodiversity is key to securing solutions for the future and how dependent we are of the secrets of the ocean.

SDG10 | COVID-19 AND INEQUALITY
Photo of the Santa Fe neighbourhood in Mexico City, from the Unequal Scenes series.

A global approach to inequality and pandemics

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the research programme GRIP launched a series of interviews on global inequality in March 2020. With more than 20 interviews out, GRIP is now looking at how to bring the debate on inequality into the mainstream.

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.

SDG 14: SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SERIES
Professor Edvard Hviding from the University of Bergen at the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations in July 2018, as part of the official Norwegian delegation.

Science diplomacy for the ocean

Ocean science is at the core of the University of Bergen’s science diplomacy activities. By juxtaposing the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda, the university and its partners are quietly providing policymakers with research-based knowledge for global sustainability.

SDG 14 | SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SERIES
Starfish / Sjøstjerne

UN ocean science series in June 2020

In October 2018 the University of Bergen was given a lead role on SDG14, Life below water, by United Nations Academic Impact. Now the university has been asked to present a four-part series for inspiration on ocean research and education. The UN distributes the series globally.

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.

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.

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.