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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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Study Reveals Key to Successful Climate Policies: Addressing Economic Inequality

«If climate policies want to be successful, they must be about more than climate,» professor Michaël Tatham says.

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UiB Researchers Illuminate the Hazards of Air Pollution

Researchers at UiB are doing comprehensive research on the unequal distributions of air pollution. Young children, people who are already sick, and elderly people are the most affected.

 Professor Edvard Hviding from the University of Bergen in conversation with PhD candidates from the N-POC programme during the Bergen Summer Research School in June 2024.

Pacific encounters in Bergen

The Norway-Pacific Ocean-Climate (N-POC) Scholarship Programme was an active ingredient at the 2024 Bergen Summer Research School, bridging ideas of scientific knowledge and traditional knowledge on the ocean-climate nexus during two hectic weeks in Bergen.

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Unexpected Findings about Survivors of Sexual Violence

More than 10,000 interviews and a new method show that survivors of conflict-related sexual violence are actually more engaged in their communities afterwards.

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Bringing Crises into Focus

«Is there a response pattern that cuts across different crises? We don’t really know,» UiB researcher Pierre-Georges Van Wolleghem says. Now he wants to study just that.