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On UN Day 2018 – 24 October, the University of Bergen was announced as the official UNAI Hub for SDG14 – Life below water. One year on, we reflect upon our activities in the year gone and present some of our future plans.
In partnership with Palau's UN Mission and IOC-UNESCO, the University of Bergen arranged a side event at Our Ocean to discuss the science necessary to secure marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction as part of international law.
Researchers at Media City Bergen and key media partners seek to establish a centre for developing responsible media technology. – As the robots enter the editorial rooms, the need to guard issues like ethics and data protection is urgent, says centre leader.
– We are very happy to mark our position as a national competence centre on survey data and development of the survey method, says deputy dean Ragnhild Muriaas.
190 scientists, students and ocean enthusiasts gathered in the University Aula for the inaugural Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference and speeches on current research and inspirational speeches on a sustainable ocean.
“I never tire of studying medieval manuscripts. Even though my source material is Norwegian, it is also fundamentally international. This gives the research a broader perspective and forces international cooperation.”
Had it not been for the Trond Mohn Foundation, Bodil Holst would have worked as a patent consultant in Munich. Thanks to a recruitment grant in 2007, however, she is now one of the most innovative researchers at the University of Bergen.
“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.
What are our safe operating spaces for the ocean? This is the starting question for the new EU Horizon 2020 project COMFORT.
More effective as well as cheaper technology will be the outcome of a new innovation project, led by the University of Bergen.
With it comes a great deal of responsibility. The effects of educational assessments upon learning, and what we can find out about learning from these assessments, are both important facets of this responsibility that have not received enough attention.
When Karsten Specht came into contact with brain researchers and language therapists working with aphasia patients, things began to happen.
As a student, Jørn Jacobsen encountered Norwegian criminal law – and he never got over it, or past it. The recruitment scholarship from the Trond Mohn Foundation gave him the opportunity to delve more deeply into issues involving power, criminal offences, freedom and penology.
Peter Gluckman, Peter Thomson, Toril Moi, Jo-Anne Baird, Bruce R. Zetter, Pippa Norris, Ragnhildur Helgadóttir, Anne Canteaut, Eamon Duffy and Lise Davidsen have been made honorary doctors of the University of Bergen.
Researchers at the University of Bergen looked if there is a connection between the mode of delivery and the genetics of children’s intelligence.
UiB researcher Hakan G. Sicakkan will lead the EU-funded PROTECT project, which will closely follow the United Nations’ two new global compacts on migration and refugees.
Climate scientist Elisabeth Holland has become the Norway-Pacific Joint Chair of Oceans and Climate Change. The position builds on a voluntary commitment at the 2017 UN Ocean Conference. #OceanAction18613
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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