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2021 SDG CONFERENCE BERGEN
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.

Horizon 2020
MSCA IF Results Poster

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.

News | Research
Woman with sunglasses looking up in the sky

Sunbathing after menopause may be harmful

UV-radiation can affect hormone levels of postmenopausal women negatively and this may contribute to several health issues.

ERC Consolidator Grant
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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.

WUN SEED FUNDING | GLOBAL UNIVERSITY NETWORK
Photo of a mobile phone on a red background, indicating infection rates for the COVID-19 pandemic.

WUN funds global challenges research

The University of Bergen is involved in four new projects to receive funding from the Worldwide Universities Network’s Research Development Fund, which focusses on global challenges towards the 2030 Agenda.

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

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?

GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
Tore Sætersdal at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda in spring 2013, at a stand with books and pamphlets on the Nile and research on water.

UiB sweeps NORHED II funding

13 projects from the University of Bergen have received funding for a total value of 250 million Norwegian kroner from the NORHED II programme.

OSB CONFERENCE 2020
The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Ambassador Peter Thomson, giving the annual Ocean Sustainability Bergen Lecture at the Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference 2020.

Ocean literacy key to progress for a sustainable ocean

How can scientific knowledge on the treasures of the ocean contribute to informing policy? This was the key topic at the second Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference.

COVID-19 | VACCINE ALLOCATION
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.

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.