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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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RESEARCH | ANTHROPOLOGY

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

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

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

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

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.