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Global displacement has reached an all time high in 2021. The world has never needed the UN Refugee Convention more than in its 70th anniversary year.
Professor Jens E. Kjeldsen has delivered a keynote at the Association for Visual Pedagogies (AVP) 2021 Conference
We would like to congratulate everyone who has completed their master's degree at the Faculty of Social Sciences autumn 2020 and spring 2021.
Professo‪r Ishtiaq Jamil with a newly published book (Palgrave) and article (Public Administration) with empirical examples from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
How SAMPOL is on the frontier of polar political science
For the second time, the annual Bergen Summer Research School was an online event — this time with special sessions on systems-thinking and innovative digital social activities.
Stein Rokkan would have been 100 years old on 4 July 2021. He was one of the world’s leading political sociologists during the first decades after the Second World War and he played a core role in the development of the social sciences at the University of Bergen in the late 1960s. He established the subject ‘comparative politics’.
One master student from psychology and one from geography receive DIGSSCORE’S Citizen Scholarship for 2021. They are both interested in climate change and behavior changes and will receive 25.000 NOK each. Read more about them here!
Housing has remained one of the fundamentals of every society. However, in Ghana, most of the population lacks decent and affordable housing; the current housing deficit in Ghana is over 2 million.
This semester we have two sumission deadlines for the master's thesis in geography: 19 May and 2 Augustt. 8 students submitted their thesis on the 19th of May and they will have their final exams in June.
CET Affiliate Esmeralda Colombo received CET Accelerator funding to create a special three-part podcast series ClimatenergyTalk! Hear the first episode "The Role of Scientists for Deep Decarbonization" now!
The TROPICO project shares tips and tricks for organising an online event.
It is now possible for CET Affiliates to apply for CET Accelerator seed funding. Do you have a project proposal you are developing? Apply for funding to accelerate your idea! Deadline June 11, 2021.
Associate Professor Regine Paul at the department has just published the Edward Elgar Handbook on "the Governance and Politics of Migration"
Per Lægreid and Tom Christensen with new chapter in Handbook of Public Administration
Four of the five most popular master programmes among international applicants directly tackle global challenges. 
Still, a handful of neighboring states continue to host the majority of Syrian refugees.

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