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Will people act more in line with climate-friendly solutions if we change the way we frame climate issues? In her master thesis, this is what Annika Rødeseike tried to discover.
David Lara Arango will complete his PhD degree in System Dynamics in 2018. He works as a senior data scientist in Webstep AS.
If universities are to contribute to societal attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals, it requires them to take on a different role, posit SpaceLab/CET researchers.
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has established an international high-level panel for a sustainable ocean economy. The University of Bergen looks forward to being part of this marine effort and contribute with scientific advice.
The first doctorate of UiB’s Faculty of Social Sciences was awarded to Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed at the Department of Social Anthropology. His relationship with Professor Gunnar Håland started when he accommodated this "European" who was looking for a place to stay during a Sudan visit in the 1960s. Read Professor Ahmed's celebration of Gunnar here.
The Department of Administration and Organizational Theory has partnered with several educational institutions in Bangladesh. Our Master's programme in Public Administration gives you the opportunity to study first in Norway - and then in Bangladesh. Apply for admission now!
At the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) there is currently a 50 % position available as research assistant for a period of two years.
ECOPOTENTIAL is a large European-funded H2020 project that focuses its activities on a targeted set of internationally recognised Protected Areas, blending Earth Observations from remote sensing and field measurements, data analysis and modelling of current and future ecosystem conditions and services.
AORG109 focuses on the significance of the energy- and electricity-systems for the global environment- and climate challenge.
A new research project headed by Prof. Lise Rakner, will research whether dictators are abusing formal institutions in a Backlash Against Democracy (BAD) in Africa, or whether formal institutions increasingly restrain the discretionary power of more-or-less democratic politicians.
Elvbakken, Hansen, and Kuhnle as topical editors for Norwegian Journal of Sociology.
The University of Bergen has created a new centre to strengthen research on a sustainable ocean and to give scientific advice to authorities and international bodies.
Meeting a foreign culture can be challenging, but for our alumni of the month Hope Corbin, studying in Norway was a great experience. 'Get involved' and 'listen to others' is Corbin's advice to students. Today she is an Associate Professor at the Western Washington University, but has returned to Bergen as a guest to work with colleagues on the Refugee Resilience Network... Read more
Two CET researchers are nominated as candidates for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - and might be selected for the prestigious work on the IPCC's sixth assessment report.
Lægreid, Rykkja and Christensen with article on the establishment of Norway’s National Police Emergency Response Center.
Marit Skivenes has written a chapter with the title "Towards a new theory of professional discretion – the importance of reaching for the difficult".
GIS and Remote Sensing are currently some of the most sort after skills for graduates within Geoscience and Geography, both within academia and industry. The Department of Geography will be running a monthly practical workshop throughout the spring semester covering a variety of GIS and Remote Sensing skills.

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