Faculty of Social Sciences

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Right-wing populism and authoritarian tendencies are on the rise around the world. Renowned sociologist Walden Bello will explore this topic in this year’s GRIP lecture.
Brooke Wilkerson defended her PhD thesis on 19.12.2023 at the University of Bergen. The thesis title is "Systems approaches to sustainability: Innovation and social-ecological-technological systems.
Jesse Benjamin Schrage defended his thesis PhD thesis on 20.2.2024 at the University of Bergen. The thesis' title is: "Practicing urban climate governance: Organisational work and energy demand reduction in Nordic cities"
«The efforts of professor Trond Petersen has been really important in developing research collaboration and student exchange between Norwegian universities and the University of Berkeley,» says Jan Erik Askildsen, dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.
In my PhD project, I study the imaginaries and praxes around solar energy rollout in Rajasthan, India.
Bergen Media Use Research Group is looking forward to welcoming three international visiting professors in 2024; Joëlle Swart, Tim Kormelink and Anna Feigenbaum.
Capitalism is not just an economy, it is a type of society, according to professor in social anthropology, Don Kalb. For the past few years, he and his team have tried, through field work and research, to understand what is happening to people and communities in areas that have recently become capitalist.
Wondering what our centre did in 2023? Our Annual Report for 2023 is now ready for download.
This post looks at the new student led group looking at the socioeconomic concepts of post-growth and degrowth and how they relate to System Dynamics. It provides insight on how students can engage more deeply in the System Dynamics methodology outside of the classroom and relate it to issues of sustainability, a major focus for many students in this program.
Today it was announced that CET Professor II Siddharth Sareen is the Nils Klim Laureate 2024 for his work in environmental social sciences.
Katharina Wuropulos joins the Prepare team to explore public connection among women in working class jobs.
Professor Hallvard Moe is participating in a new project on trust in research led by the Institute for Social Research
New research from MUCS uncover the challenges faced by elderly people as they navigate the internet and digital services in their everyday lives.
Leif Hemming Pedersen visited PREPARE for a seminar on Axel Honneths Recognition Theory.
Postdoctoral Fellow Juliana Tappe Ortiz and Associate Professor Corentin Poyet participated to the "6th international week" of the Catholic University of Lille.
Head of the course Lise Rykkja and Jill Loga welcomed the first cohort of leaders from the ministries and affiliated units to Bergen and to the political science course on wicked problems, collaboration, and coordination in the public sector.
As part of the Breaking Bad Understanding Backlash to Democracy in Africa, Lise Rakner with Marja Hinfelaar , Sishuwa Sishuwa and Nic van de Walle (2023) published the following article in a special issue of Journal of Eastern African Studies focusing on Zambia's most recent elections.
«We are well aware that a significant change is necessary. We have the knowledge that is needed. Now we must figure out what to do,» professor Håvard Haarstad at UiB says. The seventh SDG Conference in Bergen will be held from 7.-9. February. We ask: What should be the role of universities?