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Students at the Faculty of Social Sciences with their diplomas.

Do you want to study social sciences?

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

RESEARCH | ANTHROPOLOGY
Professor Annelin Eriksen, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen (UiB), photographed in July 2018.

The drama of cultural change

What happens when the basic values and social mechanism of society are challenged? And how does change influence how we view ourselves as human beings? This is at the heart of a new anthropological project at the University of Bergen.

MIGRATION RESEARCH
Political scientist Hakan G. Sicakkan, anthropologists Christine M. Jacobsen and Synnøve Bendixsen and sociologist Susanne Bygnes of the Bergen International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit (IMER), photo shot in May 2018.

Sharing research results and analysis on migration policy

Different aspects and paradigms of European asylum policy were presented when the University of Bergen held a one-day migration conference in Brussels.

SAMEVAL
Feltfoto som viser bredden i forskningen ved Institutt for sosialantropologi ved Universitetet i Bergen (UiB).

Several elite research groups in social sciences evaluation

On 19 June 2018, the Research Council of Norway's evaluation of the social sciences in Norway – SAMEVAL – was presented. One department and three research groups at the University of Bergen are awarded top grades in the evaluation.

SDG 7
Academic Director Håvard Haarstad and the researchers Siddharth Sareen and Jakob Grandin from the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET).

Bringing actionable knowledge to the UN

How can research and higher education help accelerate the transformation to sustainable and just societies?

The UiB Magazine interview
Professor Bruce Kapferer

Bruce Kapferer: Exploring the true nature of inequality

With the pioneering Egalitarianism project, Professor Bruce Kapferer wanted to challenge conventions in anthropology and to redefine how inequality is viewed.