SDG Bergen

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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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Tore Sætersdal at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda in spring 2013, at a stand with books and pamphlets on the Nile and research on water.

UiB sweeps NORHED II funding

13 projects from the University of Bergen have received funding for a total value of 250 million Norwegian kroner from the NORHED II programme.

Photo of a mobile phone on a red background, indicating infection rates for the COVID-19 pandemic.

WUN funds global challenges research

The University of Bergen is involved in four new projects to receive funding from the Worldwide Universities Network’s Research Development Fund, which focusses on global challenges towards the 2030 Agenda.

Vice-Rector for Global Relations Annelin Eriksen from the University of Bergen at the national SDG Conference Bergen in February 2019.

Norwegian universities demand SDG action

“It is vital for Norway to have a national action plan for the Sustainable Development Goals and only natural for academia to inhabit a key role by contributing with research-based knowledge and critical thinking on the goals,” says Vice-Rector Annelin Eriksen at the University of Bergen.

Postdoctoral Fellow Joanna Siekiera from the University of Bergen at a science diplomacy workshop in Bergen in February 2020.

Taking water diplomacy to the ocean science decade

At the Diplomacy 2.0 event, Joanna Siekiera from the University of Bergen spoke on the subject of water diplomacy as a field of science diplomacy.


Five recommendations to include science in 2030 Agenda

Every year, several countries present their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) to show their progress in implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. But how can science play an integral part in these proceedings?