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Earlier this autumn Peter M. Haugan was appointed member of the expert group for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. He is now preparing to attend the first meeting - in his hometown Bergen.
The University of Bergen has taken on a leadership role on SDG 14, Life below water, for United Nations Academic Impact, and will act to inspire and motivate partners worldwide to create greater knowledge towards a sustainable ocean.
Norway's national Long-term plan for research and higher education has been revised to create a stronger connection between knowledge for sustainable development and scientific advice. SDG Bergen and UiB's leading role is highlighted in the plan.
How can the university sector engage constructively and critically with the Sustainable Development Goals? This was at the heart of a speech Rector Dag Rune Olsen gave at Maastricht University.
In 2021, Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl plans to perform its first ever circumnavigation of the world. UiB became the first partner to sign a statement of intent to participate in the circumnavigation and to provide the scientific content.
UiB-researchers Siddharth Sareen and Jakob Grandin were among the speakers at events during the 2018 UN High-level Political Forum in New York.
Director for Energy Kristin Guldbrandsen Frøysa is satisfied that the University of Bergen has been able to present its innovative energy research at the United Nations High-level Political Forum.
At the annual High-level Political Forum at the United Nations, the University of Bergen will participate in workshops and side events. This to make sure that research and knowledge is heard as part of the 2030 Agenda.
Different aspects and paradigms of European asylum policy were presented when the University of Bergen held a one-day migration conference in Brussels.
"Here in Western Norway we are closer to floods and extreme weather," says climate researcher and centre director Håvard Haarstad.
At the SDG Conference Bergen, Rector Dag Rune Olsen promised to make the University of Bergen climate neutral by 2030. The university will also host an annual conference on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Social anthropologist Edvard Hviding is one of three University of Bergen researchers to receive five years of major funding from the prestigious Toppforsk programme, awarded by the Research Council of Norway, for his project Mare Nullius.
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has established an international high-level panel for a sustainable ocean economy. The University of Bergen looks forward to being part of this marine effort and contribute with scientific advice.
The University of Bergen has established an initiative to strengthen research on a sustainable ocean and to give scientific advice to authorities and international bodies.
Elisabeth Maråk Støle is appointed managing director of Forskningsselskapet SørVest AS.
UiB's new Vice-Rector for Global Relations, Annelin Eriksen, chose New York as the destination for her first international trip after being appointed. In New York she met with diplomats and United Nations officials.
UiB's new Centre of Excellence is officially open.
The University of Bergen and the University of the South Pacific announced the establishment of a joint marine chair at a reception during the UN Ocean Conference.

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