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Collage of four photos showing various SDG related activities at the University of Bergen and United Nations.

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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OCEAN DECADE TWITTER SERIES
Deep-water fish

100 days, 100% for the ocean

SDG Bergen kickstarted the UN Ocean Decade through a 100 day communications experiment. Giving it 100% for the ocean, showing various examples of ocean science and ocean science diplomacy.

UNESCO – MAN AND BIOSPHERE

UiB researcher becomes global biodiversity ambassador

UNESCO has announced Postdoctoral fellow Alicia May Donnellan Barraclough as one of five global Young Spokespeople for its Man and Biosphere programme.

SCIENCE DIPLOMACY
The S4D4C plenary on Strengthening Science Diplomacy Transboundary Institutions on Thursday 18 March2021 brilliantly summed up  in this illustration.

Bringing science and knowledge to diplomacy

“Science is not negotiable, but it can be ignored,” said Professor Edvard Hviding in a debate on transboundary institutions at the S4D4C final networking meeting.

UNITED FOR BIODIVERSITY
Logo of United for Biodiversity coalition

UiB joins Global Coalition to protect biodiversity

On World Wildlife Day 3 March 2021, the University of Bergen becomes the first Norwegian institution and first university worldwide to join the European Commission’s Global Coalition United for Biodiversity.

SCIENCE DIPLOMACY NETWORK
Edvard Hviding from the University of Bergen and Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen from the Arctic University of Norway at a science diplomacy workshop in Bergen in February 2020.

Funding for science diplomacy network

The Research Council of Norway is supporting the establishment of the Norway-EU Science Diplomacy Network with NOK 1 million. This is the first time SDG Bergen is partner in a research grant.

UNAI logo wheel

In October 2018, the University of Bergen was appointed official Hub for SDG 14: Life below water by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). Read more about this.