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Social sciences at the University of Bergen

There are seven departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Bergen. We offer various courses and master's programmes taught in English.

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Global research on child protection systems

– We can now likely improve our understandings about the typology of family caregiving, children’s safety and well-being, and state roles in supporting both. So says Principal Investigator Marit Skivenes as the research project “Child Protection Systems Across the World" has been granted funding.

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The formula for political endurance

With her ERC Consolidator Grant for the project "SUCCESS", Professor Ragnhild Muriaas will shed light on what makes women leave politics faster than men, and what makes them stay. With the project, she will launch a completely new way of understanding gender balance in politics.

Hakan Sicakkan

A vital moment to study international refugee protection

UiB professor Hakan G. Sicakkan’s newly launched project Protect will study refugees’ rights to international protection. A vital moment for projects like Protect, UN Refugee Agency says.

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The Politics of Inclusion

Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten receives the ERC Consolidator Grant for the project "INCLUDE". The project addresses one of the most fundamental challenges of our time; how to live peacefully together as diverse societies.

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'Climate progressive' nations fall far short of Paris Agreement targets

Recently appointed Adjunct Professor Kevin Anderson’s newest study demonstrates just how far even 'climate progressive' nations are from meeting our international commitments to avoid dangerous climate change.