NORHED II Programme

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Field research

In 2021, the University of Bergen received funding within the NORHED II Programme for fourteen projects with a total budget of NOK 290 million. UiB's NORHED II projects have partners in 15 countries in Africa and Latin America: Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, D.R. Congo, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Ghana, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and 15 Pacific Island states.

PhD candidates from the N-POC programme at the University of the South Pacific wrapping up the 2024 Bergen Summer Research School with a traditional dance performance.

The making of a unique PhD programme

The Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate (N-POC) Scholarship Programme is unique both in its content and scope. Both for its clear science-policy objectives and the way it’s been shaped as a truly joint doctoral programme.

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Opening the black box of student government in authoritarian contexts

Andrea Kronstad Felde, PhD candidate at UiB in the NORHED II project Decolonizing Epistemologies has recently published a study in Higher Education. Read more about Andrea's study on the politicisation of Makerere University Students' Guild and the wider context in University World News.

 Professor Edvard Hviding from the University of Bergen in conversation with PhD candidates from the N-POC programme during the Bergen Summer Research School in June 2024.

Pacific encounters in Bergen

The Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate (N-POC) Scholarship Programme was an active ingredient at the 2024 Bergen Summer Research School, bridging ideas of scientific knowledge and traditional knowledge on the ocean-climate nexus during two hectic weeks in Bergen.

The Water ESSENCE Africa group photographed after the workshop at the global conference in Kigali in December 2023.

Workshop success at global water conference

The Water ESSENCE Africa project organized an excellent and well-visited workshop during the International Water Association’s Congress in Kigali, Rwanda discussing how universities can contribute towards achievement of SDG6, Clean Water and Sanitation.

The five PhDs Leonce Leandry, Innocent Sosoma, Elimercy Ntagalinda, Abdul-rahman Mumbu, and Zabibu Afazali visited the University of Bergen for the annual meeting of the Math4SDG project.

Using mathematics to fight disease

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.