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On World Ocean Day in June 2021, a unique Norwegian-Pacific PhD Scholarship Programme was picked as one of the first 60 UN Ocean Decade Actions worldwide and one of three Norwegian actions.
2021 saw the 50th anniversary of UNESCO’s visionary Man and Biosphere programme, which brought attention to the importance of biodiversity long before the Sustainable Development Goals put it on policy makers’ agenda. We spoke with UNESCO Chair Inger Elisabeth Måren at the University of Bergen about the programme’s importance.
The ASIM instrument aboard the International Space Station was the only instrument out of seven which detected the giant flare and recorded the main burst phase without being blinded by the giant flash of high energy which saturated the other six detectors at the time of the maximum emission.
The Rector wishes all students and staff a very Merry Christmas!
Carina Strell, Mali Husby Rosnes and Suzette Flantua have been awarded the Trond Mohn Foundation’s Starting Grant for 2021.
Saturday 13 November 2021, the University of Bergen and the University of the West Indies signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the ties between the two long-term partners.
Clemens Spensberger's research aims to drastically improve prediction of weather incidents, by describing and establishing climate links between different geographical regions.
The number of wild bees has fallen dramatically since 1990. UiB professor Jeroen van der Sluijs urges researchers to assume their responsibility and help save the insects who hold the key to upholding human food production.
The discussions at the third Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference brought together scientists, students, industry, and policymakers taking in everything from the protecting the blue forest to seabed mining and how to create a sustainable balance between preservation and development of the ocean.
Mother’s exposure to cleaning agents and disinfectants in her job may have negative consequences for her future children, a study from the University of Bergen (UiB) shows.
An interdisciplinary team from the University of Bergen, has taken a major step forward in deep sea exploration and sampling of Earth’s last truly remote and inaccessible seafloor environment – the extreme depths of the ice-covered Arctic Ocean. 
St. Sunniva has had an impact on Norwegian history, literature and art from the Middle Ages until today. A magnificent newly published book explores different aspects of the Sunniva character.
In a recent editorial, UiB professor Jeroen van der Sluijs and co-editors encourage entomologists to join other scientists, legislators and policymakers in addressing and countering pollinator decline.
The July 22 case raised an extensive discussion about criminal insanity and mental illness, which led to legislative changes from 2020. But there are still ambiguities that can only be resolved through research, according to law professor Linda Gröning at UiB.
Linguist Vadim Kimmelman is one of two young, outstanding researchers in Norway who will participate in the Young CAS Fellow programme. He will do research on sign linguistics and whole‐entity classifiers.
With her ERC Consolidator Grant for the project "SUCCESS", Professor Ragnhild Muriaas will shed light on what makes women leave politics faster than men, and what makes them stay. With the project, she will launch a completely new way of understanding gender balance in politics.
What works and what does not work in development aid? The Development Learning Lab, a joint effort by CMI, the Norwegian School of Economics, the University of Bergen and Centre for applied research at NHH (SNF), aims to fill the knowledge gaps and increase the success of development programmes.
The UiB Collaboratory and the course Sustainable Innovation won this year’s Study Quality Award with a course that builds on student engagement and involvement.

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