SDG Conference Bergen

Logo for the 2019 SDG Conference Bergen with the concept re:thinking/re:working

addressing the inequality of knowledge

Save the dates for the second national
SDG Conference at the University of Bergen
Bergen, 7-8 February 2019


The annual National SDG Conference Bergen was initiated by UiB and planned in dialogue with other Norwegian universities, the Ministry of Education and Research, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Following up on the inaugural 2018 conference, a national committee from the university sector in Norway was appointed to oversee the conference. SDG Bergen, a strategic initiative of the University of Bergen, acts as the day to day programming committee and secretariat for the conference.

Rector Dag Rune Olsen from the University of Bergen and Vice-Chancellor and Principal Adam Habib from the University of the Witwatersrand in Pretoria, South Africa on 31 October 2018.

Equal education opportunities key to sustainability

South African university leader Adam Habib believes that research and innovation must be linked to equality if the goal of a sustainable world is to be reached. In February 2019 he is the opening keynote at Norway's National SDG Conference Bergen.

2018 SDG Conference Bergen
Close-up of the SDG wheel on the attire of one of the speakers at the 2018 SDG Conference Bergen in February 2018.

Remembering 2018 SDG Conference Bergen

On Thursday 8 and Friday 9 February 2018, the University of Bergen organised the first annual national conference on the role of Norwegian universities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find the programme and other information from the 2018 conference on this page.