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Human Geography concerns the dynamics between nature, environment and society

Our research focuses on societal development in different parts of the world, covering a range of scales from larger cities to rural communities. We are interested in issues concerning human activity, environment, industries, government, and organizational bodies. We address the pressing global challenges formulated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A human geographer has a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of societal problems, and conducts research using a variety of methodological approaches.

Master's project
Maïlys Rouillé

Food security and the COVID-19 crisis: the importance of cross-border fish trade

In her master's thesis, Maïlys Rouillé studies the important contribution of cross-border fishtraders to food security in Ghana and its surrounding countries during the COVID-19 crisis.

Research
Accra

Insiders and outsiders of Accra’s gated communities

For years Edwige Yekple used to walk past the area where she is now doing research. One day, however, the gated community in the middle of the village caught her attention. Asking herself “why is there a gated community inside the village?” Edwige started developing her research project. Gradually,...

New PhD project
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Small fish for small children: Dietary intake of small fish to reduce child malnutrition in Uganda

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Department Geography. The position is funded under the UiB strategic priority area Global Challenges.

News
Agbogbloshie, Accra

Urban Enclaving delves into Accra’s urban spaces

The interdisciplinary research project Urban Enclaving Futures explored during its second workshop how enclaving is found in various forms around Accra’s urban spaces – from population dense informal settlements, to grand but empty gated cities, to the green and quiet University campus.

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Cityscape

Sustainability in an urbanising world

The future is urban – and the future is already here!

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