Human Geography


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.

New PhD project

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.

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.


Sustainability in an urbanising world

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

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