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 in science diplomacy in particular towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The university is official SDG14, Life below water, Hub for United Nations Academic Impact and the International Association of Universities.

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Spanish scientist Lorenzo Melchor from the EU supported research project S4D4C speaking during a workshop at the University of Bergen on February 5th, 2020.

The future of science diplomacy

In a special workshop during the SDG Conference Bergen a group of leading international researchers presented their visions for improving science advice to decision-makers.

Silhouette of man in a darkened room against conference room screen during SDG Bergen Science Advice workshop on 5 February 2020.

New policy brief series presented in workshop

The SDG Bergen Policy Briefs series was presented to researchers gathered for a workshop on science diplomacy at the 2020 SDG Conference Bergen.

Left to right: Rector Dag Rune Olsen from the University of Bergen, Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Nikolai Astrup and Professor Peter Messerli from the University of Bern at the 2020 SDG Conference Bergen.

Remembering 2020 SDG Conference Bergen

In February 2020, the third national SDG Conference at the University of Bergen took place. More than 300 delegates met to discuss technologies and partnerships. Find the programme and other information from the conference collected on this page.

Scientific Director Lise Øvreås from Ocean Sustainability Bergen and Marine Director Nils Gunnar Kvamstø at the University of Bergen, photographed in January 2020.

Urging political leaders into action

Four SDG14 targets are maturing in 2020 and with the University of Bergen's leadership in ocean science and sustainability, the university will take these targets to decision-makers over the course of the upcoming year.

Professor Hakan G. Sicakkan from the University of Bergen speaking at the launch of the UN Global Academic Network of migration experts in Geneva in December 2019.

Bringing science to Global Refugee Forum

The University of Bergen political scientist Hakan G. Sicakkan has been named as one of the members in the UN Global Academic Network of migration experts.


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.