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Bergen Summer Research School

Science and Society towards the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Bergen, 7-17 June 2021

Bergen Summer Research School 2021 will explore how the biosphere, the society and the economy can contribute towards strengthening the partnership for the sustainable development goals. Watch Associate Professor Katja Enberg introduce next year's courses.

Six parallel disciplinary courses will focus on key global challenges, including adolescent reproductive healththe internationalisation of higher educationsocio-economic inequalitypsychological and social science perspectives on climate changethe sustainable development of life below water, and the research, regulation and governance of corruption. In addition, there will be a special interdisciplinary course on PhD for innovation: from systems thinking through creative problem-solving to R&D management.   

Together with cross-cutting keynotes and social events, the courses will help 100 PhD candidates develop skills to create actionable knowledge. The full programme will be presented here on 15 October. Application deadline is 1 February 2021.

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Bergen Summer Research School goes digital

Bergen Summer Research School opened 8 June with a record number of participants. Together with some of Bergen's best research milieus, they will explore how their research can contribute to solving global challenges. This year they meet online - watch the many public lectures on YouTube.

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Transforming the BSRS experience

The COVID-19 outbreak of 2020 forced Bergen Research Summer School (BSRS) to transform from a physical to a virtual gathering of international students.

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Global challenges affect us all. Shaped by some of Bergen's best research groups, every year, the Bergen Summer Research School tackles some of the most pressing challenges facing the world.

BSRS is a joint venture under the leadership of the University of Bergen with NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Chr. Michelsen Institute and NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS.