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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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RESEARCH | SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen and researchers in the Urban Enclaving Futures project doing field work in the streets of Maputo on January 2019.

An urban research project takes on the SDGs

How do enclaves that arise as cities within a city, impact on urban planning and the creation of liveable and sustainable cities for all citizens? This is one of the central themes in the research project Urban Enclaving Futures.

THE UNIVERSITY IMPACT RANKINGS 2019
Detail showing dlegate wearing SDG wheel on jacket sleeve at the SDG Conference Bergen in February 2019.

UiB secures top 60 global SDG ranking

The University of Bergen has been ranked number 53 across the world in the first THE University Impact Rankings, based on the Sustainable Development Goals, and is the only Norwegian university to be ranked.

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.