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Peter Thomson to be honorary doctor

The diplomat and ocean activist Peter Thomson from Fiji is one of nine new honorary doctors at the University of Bergen in Norway.

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Bilde av rektoratet

UiB's international orientation of degree programmes ranked among the best

To strenghten the international orientation has been one of the major strategic priorities of the rectorate. And the efforts have paid off, according to U-Multirank's 2019 edition.

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.

RESEARCH | DIABETES
Pancreas cells

Human cells can change job to fight diabetes

For the first time, researchers have shown that ordinary human cells can change their original function. The UiB-resarch published in Nature may give new hope for diabetes patients.

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.

RESEARCH | ADHD
ADHD

ADHD is genetic

There is a clear connection between specific genes and ADHD. This is the result of a large international study where UiB-researchers have played an important role, led by Professor Jan Haavik.

SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE
Professor Silvio Funtowicz discussing scientific advice and the societal impact of research on 8 February 2019 at the second SDG Conference Bergen.

The rising voice of research in policy-making

When discussing sustainable development, terms such as science advice and the science-policy interface have become all the rage. What is this all about? We asked veteran researcher Silvio Funtowicz to provide some clarity on the subject.