Research on global challenges is one of the three main areas of research at the University of Bergen, along with marine research and research on climate and energy transition.
The University of Bergen (UiB) has a long history of research in global sustainable development. Challenges in areas like health, the environment, democracy, equality, and social redistribution demands collaboration across both disciplines and borders.
This research is imperative to understanding the background, connections and changes occurring in the challenges in society.
Research on global challenges is carried out at all of UiB faculties, most institutes, and at several research centres – often in collaboration with international partner institutions.
This area of research was formerly known as development-related research, and was also a prioritised area of research during the previous strategy period. An international panel of experts evaluated this research in 2015 to be of an outstanding and excellent international standard.