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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 Sustainability Bergen Conference 2021 design
Oct 21

Climate change, the ocean and its people: Unprecedented challenges, workable solutions and a sustainable future

The third Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference takes place Thursday 21 October 1:00pm-3:45pm (CET). The conference is now open for registration.

HLPF 2021
Panel at side event, High-level Political Forum 2021 at United Nations. Clockwise from top left corner: Lise Øvreås, Stacy Richards-Kennedy, Isabelle Ansorge and Natalya Gallo.

Partnerships for ocean literacy

Ocean literacy took centre stage at the side event “Partnering to educate the ocean science leaders of the future” during the 2021 High-level Political Forum.

Migrants boarding a ship in the Mediterranean.

A world in refuge

Global displacement has reached an all time high in 2021. The world has never needed the UN Refugee Convention more than in its 70th anniversary year.

Edvard Hviding and Benjamin Pfeil from the University of Bergen present the first SDG Bergen Policy Brief on World Ocean Day, 8 June 2021.

New SDG oriented policy brief series launched

The SDG Bergen Policy Brief series is a novel and innovative way to communicate with policy-makers to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal is to have more research-based information reach policy-makers for societal impact.

Rector Margareth Hagen is handed a UN certificate from Lise Øvreås of SDG Bergen Ocean for the University of Bergen becoming UNAI SDG14 Hub 2021-2024 with Marine Director Amund Maage (left)  and Edvard Hvidingi of SDG Bergen Science Advice (right).

UiB is UNAI SDG14 Hub for 2021-2024

In 2018, the University of Bergen was appointed the SDG14 Hub for United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) for a three-year period. This month it has been announced that the university will enjoy three more years as SDG14 Hub.

UNAI logo wheel

In 2018, the University of Bergen was appointed official Hub for SDG 14: Life below water by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). Read more on this. In 2021, the university was appointed for a second 3-year period based on its inspirational work to save our ocean. Read about the Hub reappointment.