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PhD candidate Pierina Benavente at the Pandemic Center has recently published her first article in an international journal. In the article, she presents findings about the health situation among migrant working in Norway during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual science festival creates enthusiasm and understanding for research through local educational and research institutions. Held every year since 1995, it is one of Europe's largest, nationwide research festivals.
Researchers launch pioneering EU funded research initiative to uncover role of Epstein-Barr virus in multiple sclerosis, building on recent research breakthrough.
MIT and University of Bergen launch Global Seed Fund for humanities and social sciences research. With a maximum award of $30,000, the fund will spark fresh research avenues and bolster existing projects. Application deadline is December 12.
A beautiful new film by the Tara Ocean Foundation showcasing researchers from both Tara and the Michael Sars Centre sharing their knowledge and scientific practice during the EMBL TREC expedition stopover in Bergen. (French with English subtitles)
«This is an opportunity to tackle prominent but largely-overlooked challenges plaguing the frontiers of developed liberal democracies» Aaron Spitzer says.
Underneath the ocean floor, thrives a vast biosphere which activity profoundly impacting our global environment; from the air that we breathe, to the balance of the global carbon budget. The functioning of this biosphere is what the new director at the Centre for Deep Sea Research at UiB, Steffen Leth Jørgensen, seeks to understand.
Traversing European Coastlines (TREC) is a continent-wide expedition addressing environmental challenges along the coasts of Europe. On their northernmost stop, the team was based at the Espegrend Marine Biological Station, hosted by the University of Bergen.
The discovery of the researchers at the University of Bergen and University of Oslo shed new light on the connection between the brain and our gut.
Over the next 5 years, a large interdisciplinary project at UiB will advance the frontier of knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI), with a particular focus on reliable and ethical development in the field. The program is supported by the EU and aims to train 19 researchers from various disciplines to become the future leaders in AI research and technology.
In June 2023 the project Math4SDG held its annual meeting in Bergen. We met up with five PhDs in the project to discuss how they will use applied mathematics to combat infectious disease and how the project aims to increase mathematical literacy in Tanzania and Uganda.
Offshore Wind 2040 (OW2040) is on track to become a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) by the end of 2024. If the Research Council of Norway approves the FME application, OW2040 could become a world-leading hub for offshore wind development.
Climate change, pollution and overfishing threaten our oceans. The EU-COMFORT project calls for imminent greenhouse gas reduction to limit irreversible damage.
A new study from the University of Bergen reveals that including offspring birthweight information from women’s subsequent births, is helpful in identifying a woman's long-term risk of dying from cardiovascular causes.
For the next five years, the ERC grant will allow Prof. Eivind Valen to develop new informatics methods to explore a basic molecular biology mystery that remains unsolved: the cap code.
Bettina Husebø and Eivind Valen have received funding for ground-breaking research projects through the European Research Council (ERC). In total, UiB has been awarded six ERC Consolidator Grants in 2023.
Assistant professor at UiB, Aaron Spitzer says his «life’s work» has involved seeking to understand, and trying somehow to be useful to, Arctic peoples and places.
The ice is melting in Greenland, revealing new areas of land. At the same time, areas of land on the tropical islands of the Pacific Ocean are being swallowed up as the sea level rises. An interdisciplinary project called ClimateNarratives will look at these connections and consequences and place the local population’s stories in focus.

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