SDG Bergen

Internal SDG initiatives at UiB

Across the University of Bergen there is a broad range of initiatives engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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SDG Bergen is one of a broad range of SDG-related initiatives and activities at the University of Bergen (UiB). We have collected a selection of the various initiatives and activities found at the university. Further suggestions can be directed to SDG Bergen.

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Green UiB
Between 2012 and 2015, the University of Bergen implemented a university wide Environmental Action Plan. As part of this plan the university became the first major academic institution in Norway to be certified under the national Eco-Lighthouse scheme. Green UiB was established to oversee the environmental strategy and work on campus.

The UNESCO Chair at UiB
In 2015, the University of Bergen was awarded a UNESCO Chair entitled Sustainable Heritage and Environmental Management – Nature and Culture. The UNESCO Chair at UiB is Dr Inger Elisabeth Måren and focuses particularly on pertinent aspects of sustainable development.

The Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP) is a radically interdisciplinary research programme that views inequality as both a fundamental challenge to human well-being and as an impediment to achieving the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda.

Mare Nullius?
The interdisciplinary research project Mare Nullius? Sea-level Rise and Maritime Sovereignties in the Pacific – An Expanded Anthropology of Climate Change is funded by the Research Council of Norway’s TOPPFORSK programme and involves an international network of institutions and scholars in anthropology, Pacific Studies, climate science, law and maritime policy.

The Collaboratory
The UiB Collaboratory is a partnership between researchers and students with the aim to mobilise innovation in research and higher education in order to deal with the challenges of the 21st century.

Bærekraftskollegiet (UiB Sustainability Collegium)
Bærekraftskollegiet is a meeting point for all who work on SDG-related education, to exchange experiences, knowledge and ideas for better teaching, and a common arena to take personal initiatives on SDG-oriented education and shape something more comprehensive.

Urban Enclaving Futures
The project Enclaving: Patterns of global futures in three African cities (UrbanEnclavingFutures) explores and maps the unequal distribution of urban resources in separated spaces across cities. The project is supported by the Research Council of Norway.

Bergen Summer Research School
The first Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) was in June 2008. BSRS brings together PhDs, postdoctoral fellows and other young researchers for discussions on global and international issues on a research-based platform.