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The 14th of May was an evening filled with art and reflection at the Hordaland Art Centre. Postdoctoral researcher Siddharth Sareen invited textile artist Margrethe Brekke Kolstad and Professor of energy policy Benjamin Sovacool to discuss how art and academia can bring energy transition into the public debate.
UiB shows media technology of the future in an open Media City Bergen
Hannah Pilgrim studies M.Sc. in Geographie at the University of Bonn. This semester she continued her geography studies as an exchange student in Bergen.
Fifteen students from across the University of Bergen are now working on their final assignments following ten intensive days of teaching.
Call is out for DIGSSCORE scholarships for master students at the University of Bergen, for students interested in using data from the DIGSSCORE facilities.
Using data from survey experiments in Norway, Sweden and Britain, this recent article, published in Comparative Political Studies, studies public support for religious schools.
Chr. Michelsen Institute and the University of Bergen have a long-standing agreement to strengthen development-related research in Bergen. We now invite applications for collaboration between our two institutions. Deadline 14 June, 2019.
Would you like to take all your monitors and screens with you inside your glasses? Or perhaps have your interview automatically transcribed? These students are developing technological prototypes that might prove useful for media people.
Faceless robots are moving into our living rooms. They are clever, but not necessarily nice.
– The UK is heading towards very uncertain times. It is hard to push the scientific borders when you feel that you are under siege, says Adriana Bunea. The former lecturer at The University of Southampton made a swift exit from Brexit and brought a prestigious grant to Bergen.
A recent article in Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, using data from the Norwegian Citizen Panel and the Citizen Lab, finds that a substantial minority in seven experiments with 3,500 participants overall, decided to receive less over more money. This result may compromise the interpretation of many experiments.
Lægreid, Wynen, Kleizen, Verhoeat and Rollande connects data from the Norwegian Staff Surveys and of a structural reform database in a new article in Public Management Review.
In January, the IMEX project organized an international workshop with presentations by project participants and invited guests from across Europe. The workshop fostered interesting discussions and new insights.
Bygnes with a new publication in Acta Sociologica: "A collective sigh of relief: Local reactions to the establishment of new asylum centers in Norway".
PhD candidates at UiB will be able to solve a specific SDG challenge provided by the UN Environment Programme. Through a new course in creative problem-solving, PhD candidates learn and apply methods that can help them establish connections across disciplines and solve problems that they could face in working life.
Professor Ivar Bleiklie interviewed by BBC World Business Report.
La Serena is a city approximately the same size as Bergen, but since the city has only a few days of rain each year, the city relies on the melting of snow and ice in the summer to provide water resources. This means that the region is especially vulnerable to changes in future climate.

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