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SDG Bergen

Close-up of SDG-pin and University of Bergen-pin on the suit jacket of one of the delegates at the inaugural SDG Conference Bergen in February 2018.

SDG Bergen is a University of Bergen strategic initiative to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initiative also includes science diplomacy and scientific advice to government and international organisations.

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LAWS OF THE OCEAN
A small coral reef ecosystem with fishes. An important part of the biodiversity below water.

Finding the balance for a sustainable Ocean

A seminar in Bergen explores how the Ocean can be better regulated to ensure the balance between the harvesting of natural resources and the need for conservation.

2019 SDG CONFERENCE BERGEN
Vice-Rector for Global Relations Annelin Eriksen speaks at the second National SDG Conference at the  University of Bergen on 8 February 2019.

Remembering 2019 SDG Conference Bergen

In February 2019, the second National SDG Conference at the University of Bergen took place. More than 300 delegates participated. Find the programme and other information from the 2019 conference on this page.

SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE
Professor Silvio Funtowicz discussing scientific advice and the societal impact of research on 8 February 2019 at the second SDG Conference Bergen.

The rising voice of research in policy-making

When discussing sustainable development, terms such as science advice and the science-policy interface have become all the rage. What is this all about? We asked veteran researcher Silvio Funtowicz to provide some clarity on the subject.

SDG 14
A student from the University of Bergen holds a starfish found in the waters close to Bergen, Norway.

UiB becomes official UN ocean science Hub

The University of Bergen has taken on a leadership role on SDG 14, Life below water, for United Nations Academic Impact, and will act to inspire and motivate partners worldwide to create greater knowledge towards a sustainable ocean.

Sildestim

UiB has established Ocean Sustainability Bergen (OSB), a centre partaking in scientific advice directed at authorities and international bodies. The centre engages with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is part of the university's strategic initiative, SDG Bergen.