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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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GLOBAL ACADEMIC NETWORK
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.

SDG14 | LIFE BELOW WATER
Director Lise Øvreås from Ocean Sustainability Bergen flanked by her University of Bergen colleagues Karin Pittman (left) and Anders Goksøyr during the first meeting of the IAU SDG14 Team.

First meeting for ocean sustainability team

In November 2018 the University of Bergen was officially announced as the leader of the SDG14 Cluster for the International Association of Universities (IAU). In November 2019 the IAU SDG14 Team met for the first time – at least virtually.

PUBLIC LECTURE | SDG14
Ambassador Peter Thomson speaks at his public lecture on 15 October 2019 after being awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Bergen. He focussed on the urgent need for ocean action to rescue the planet.

Making tough decisions for the ocean

“A new deal for nature is on everyone's lips,” said Ambassador Peter Thomson in his public lecture after becoming an honorary doctor at the University of Bergen.

SDG 14 | LIFE BELOW WATER
Norway's Special Representative for the Ocean, Mr. Vidar Helgesen, gave an impassioned speech for the ocean and the blue economy when he gave the first Annual Ocean Sustainability Bergen Lecture on 21 October 2019.

Ocean conference with a focus on science-policy nexus

More than 150 scientists, students and ocean enthusiasts gathered in the University Aula for the inaugural Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference and speeches on current research and inspirational speeches on a sustainable ocean.

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

Research and activities at the UNAI SDG14 Hub

On UN Day 2018 – 24 October, the University of Bergen was announced as the official UNAI Hub for SDG14 – Life below water. One year on, we reflect upon our activities in the year gone and present some of our future plans.

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.