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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Flyktninger venter ved en grensepassering mellom Makedonia og Hellas i februar 2016.

Migration Compact of high symbolic value

Researcher Hakan G. Sicakkan considers the UN's new Migration Compact to be an exciting addition to the global migration discourse and he looks forward to studying its implementation.

Flytande havvind

Make Norway a zero-emission country

Climate researcher Tore Furevik suggests that Norway should think big. Offshore wind can turn the country into a zero-emission society, as well as creating a major boost for the economy.

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The University of Bergen's Rector Dag Rune Olsen at the opening of the inaugural SDG Conference Bergen in February 2018.

UiB awarded SDG14 Hub status by IAU

The University of Bergen has been announced as the academic Hub for SDG14, Life Below Water, on behalf of the International Association of Universities.

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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.

2018 SDG Conference Bergen
Close-up of the SDG wheel on the attire of one of the speakers at the 2018 SDG Conference Bergen in February 2018.

Remembering 2018 SDG Conference Bergen

On Thursday 8 and Friday 9 February 2018, the University of Bergen organised the first annual national conference on the role of Norwegian universities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find the programme and other information from the 2018 conference on this page.


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.