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“It is hard to imagine our society without plastic, which has many useful properties. But our throw-away culture has turned plastic into one of our major social challenges.”
The University of Bergen's pioneering approach to the SDGs has brought the university in direct contact with the United Nations to provide scientific advice.
ARQUS, the European University Alliance that brings together the universities of Bergen, Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Lyon, Padova and Vilnius, has been endorsed by the European Commission as part of the group of pioneering Alliances in the European Universities Initiative.
Due to the development of the Bergen 4-Day Treatment for severe anxiety disorders, TIME Magazine named psychologists Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen as two of the 50 most influential persons in health care in 2018.
Two UiB projects, based in separate knowledge clusters, have made it through the eye of the needle and been awarded NOK 1 million each in the Research Council of Norway’s STUD-ENT innovation funding scheme.
The SDG Bergen initiative is presented in a special 10-page section in the UiB Magazine.
Norwegian diplomat Marianne Loe was in the UN when the deal on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was made. In her opening keynote at the 2019 Bergen Summer Research School, she told of her insider's experience in the making of this ground-breaking agreement.
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.
You don’t only avoid holes in your teeth by keeping good oral hygiene, researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a clear connection between gum disease and Alzheimer´s disease.
A unique course on SDG14 brings together student active learning and an interdisciplinary approach on how to engage with sustainability issues and how science can provide knowledge for a sustainable Ocean. We have produced three videos showing what makes the course special.
Seven European universities have joined together to form Arqus European University Alliance. Cooperating closely, they will build universities that focus on the best of European cultural heritage.
3 May saw the official opening of UiB’s new Brussels office, in the heart of the European quarter.
Biologist Dorothy Dankel believes that credible and salient management of cultural and ecological heritage sites is crucial to supporting a sustainable ocean economy. Her new research project, LoVeSe-SDG, is funded by the Research Council of Norway.
How do enclaves that arise as cities within a city, impact on urban planning and the creation of liveable and sustainable cities for all citizens? This is one of the central themes in the research project Urban Enclaving Futures.
The University of Bergen has been ranked number 53 across the world in the first THE University Impact Rankings, based on the Sustainable Development Goals, and is the only Norwegian university to be ranked.
Little is known about what causes deep earthquakes, which occur down to depths of 670 kilometres below the Earth's surface. A newly published scientific article sheds more light on the earthquakes that have puzzled scientists for decades.
Norway’s universities are working hard to secure open access to publicly funded research.  
The Holberg Prize 2019 is awarded to British cultural historian Paul Gilroy for his groundbreaking contributions to critical race studies, post-colonialism and related fields. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Icelandic-Swedish philosopher Finnur Dellsén for his research in epistemology and the philosophy of science.

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