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SDG Bergen kickstarted the UN Ocean Decade through a 100 day communications experiment. Giving it 100% for the ocean, showing various examples of ocean science and ocean science diplomacy.
In this magazine we summarize some of the contributions to society from the University of Bergen in the past year.
“We must pull together as a global community to limit ongoing loss of biodiversity” says Michael Pirie, of UiB’s University Gardens.
Rector Margareth Hagen is one of 58 university leaders from around the world to sign a joint statement reaffirming the University of Bergen’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda and to work for global collaboration.
For the next four years, Team Hagen will lead the University of Bergen, the largest knowledge institution in western Norway
UNESCO has announced Postdoctoral fellow Alicia May Donnellan Barraclough as one of five global Young Spokespeople for its Man and Biosphere programme.
“Science is not negotiable, but it can be ignored,” said Professor Edvard Hviding in a debate on transboundary institutions at the S4D4C final networking meeting.
The Research Council of Norway is supporting the establishment of the Norway-EU Science Diplomacy Network with NOK 1 million. This is the first time SDG Bergen is partner in a research grant.
Medieval philologist Helen Leslie-Jacobsen is one of four young, outstanding researchers in Norway who will participate in the Young CAS Fellow programme. She will do research on medieval ballads from the Faroe Islands.
On World Wildlife Day 3 March 2021, the University of Bergen becomes the first Norwegian institution and first university worldwide to join the European Commission’s Global Coalition United for Biodiversity.
Is investing in coastal and marine ecosystem restoration and protection the way to stimulate the blue economy post COVID-19? This was one of the questions in a special parallel session on coastal communities at the 2021 SDG Conference Bergen.
Climate risk and the role of science are the subjects of one of the Arqus Alliance's first teaching activities. Arqus Winter School is held from 22-26 February and is digital and open to all.
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.
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.
REV Ocean and the University of Bergen (UiB) signed an agreement February 16th which marks the beginning of an ambitious partnership focused on innovative ocean solutions and support for a sustainable ocean economy.
The UN Ocean Science Decade gets off to a flying start through the University of Bergen’s new interdisciplinary SEAS Fellowship Programme. For the next 5 years, UiB will be training a new generation of marine research leaders and decision makers to ensure sustainable oceans.
In her native Norway, young law scholar Sofie Høgestøl is a media pundit on US politics. However, her interests go way further than that and she was delighted to be asked to moderate the fourth SDG Conference Bergen.
How and why does psychosis play a role when defining someone as criminally insane and lacking capacity for responsible action? Professor Linda Gröning at The Faculty of Law has been given 12 million NOK from The Research Council of Norway to learn more about the nuances of this question.

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