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Through Ocean Sustainability Bergen (OSB), the University of Bergen has taken on a leading role internationally in the work to promote knowledge and understanding of a sustainable ocean.

The University of Bergen is Norway's biggest marine university. Marine research and education is one of three prioritised focus areas at the university.

    Ocean Sustainability Bergen (OSB) is a virtual ocean research centre at the University of Bergen. The centre takes care of the day-to-day activities in relation to UiB’s status as the Hub for SDG 14: Life below water, as appointed by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). The University of Bergen is also the SDG 14 lead university in the International Association of Universities' (IAU) SDG Cluster.

    HLPF 2021
    Panel at side event, High-level Political Forum 2021 at United Nations. Clockwise from top left corner: Lise Øvreås, Stacy Richards-Kennedy, Isabelle Ansorge and Natalya Gallo.

    Partnerships for ocean literacy

    Ocean literacy took centre stage at the side event “Partnering to educate the ocean science leaders of the future” during the 2021 High-level Political Forum.

    SDG BERGEN POLICY BRIEF #1
    Edvard Hviding and Benjamin Pfeil from the University of Bergen present the first SDG Bergen Policy Brief on World Ocean Day, 8 June 2021.

    New SDG oriented policy brief series launched

    The SDG Bergen Policy Brief series is a novel and innovative way to communicate with policy-makers to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal is to have more research-based information reach policy-makers for societal impact.

    SDG 14 | LIFE BELOW WATER
    Rector Margareth Hagen is handed a UN certificate from Lise Øvreås of SDG Bergen Ocean for the University of Bergen becoming UNAI SDG14 Hub 2021-2024 with Marine Director Amund Maage (left)  and Edvard Hvidingi of SDG Bergen Science Advice (right).

    UiB is UNAI SDG14 Hub for 2021-2024

    In 2018, the University of Bergen was appointed the SDG14 Hub for United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) for a three-year period. This month it has been announced that the university will enjoy three more years as SDG14 Hub.

    UNAI logo wheel

    In 2018, the University of Bergen was appointed official Hub for SDG 14: Life below water by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). Read more on this.

    In 2021, the university was reappointed as UNAI's SDG14 Hub institution for 2021-2024. Read our news story.