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The Department of Economics, University of Bergen, has a vacancy for a PhD research scholar position in economics. The position is open for any field of economics or finance and is for a period of 4 years, of which 25% will be dedicated to teaching, supervision, and administrative tasks at the Department.
Ida Kvilhaug Sekanina has started as a PhD candidate at the MUCS project.
Aksel Sundström, Associate professor (docent) and senior lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, gave a short lecture on Youth without representation.
Lena Wängnerud, professor at the University of Gothenburg, gave a short lecture on Cleaners from Venus? Gender and anticorruption stereotypes across European regions The presentation builds on a paper with colleagues Monika Bauhr og Nicholas Charron.
Bo Rothstein, professor at the University of Gothenburg, gave a short lecture on Controlling Corruption: The Social Contract Approach. The presentation builds on Rothstein's new book by the same name.
Anne Skorkjær Binderkrantz, professor at Aarhus University, gave a short lecture on Interest groups across different political arenas: the role of group type, resources and context. The presentation was based on work from the INTERARENA project - Interest Groups across Political Arenas, including the paper From Policy Interest to Media Appearance: Interest Group Activity and Media Bias, co-... Read more
Stein Rokkan Memorial Lecture Symposium “Stein Rokkan’s Legacy: The Past and Future of Comparative Politics” was held on Friday, October 29th. The symposium follows the 2021 Stein Rokkan memorial lecture on Thursday and commemorates the 100th birthday of Stein Rokkan The symposium re-evaluated Rokkan’s work on nation-building, citizenship, democratisation, mobilisation and comparative politics... Read more
We are happy to announce several new positions at The Department of Social Anthropology! The positions are related to the research projects "Seatimes: How Climate Change Transforms Human-Marine Temporalities" and "Habitable Air: Urban Inequality in the Time of Climate Change".
– We can now likely improve our understandings about the typology of family caregiving, children’s safety and well-being, and state roles in supporting both. So says Principal Investigator Marit Skivenes as the research project “Child Protection Systems Across the World" has been granted funding.
Wonder what Norwegians think about climate change? In this article, we have gathered some of the communication material produced by the Norwegian Citizen Panel's thematic research unit Climate and environment.
For decades Accra´s traffic has been a huge problem for the city´s development. Long traffic jams in rush hours, road accidents and poor travel conditions for everyone that moves within Accra is a well-known issue in Ghana and a conversation topic for Accra´s inhabitants - like rain and the weather are a common conversation topic in Bergen, Norway.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.
On Monday December 6, Professor Anne Lise Fimreite and Professor Jacob Aars met commentator in Bergens Tidende, Morten Myksvoll, for an academic conversation on forms of governance in Norwegian municipalities.
“We must equip ourselves to understand how people react and take in information when something new, unknown, and dangerous hits us”, says professor Brita Ytre-Arne, head of the Norwegian-Danish interdisciplinary project Media Use in Crisis Situations (MUCS).
This semester the Media Use Research Group has had its first visiting scholar since the start of the pandemic.
Brita Ytre-Arne and Hallvard Moe paper Doomscrolling, Monitoring and Avoiding: News Use in COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown published in Journalism Studies
On 25-26 November, the annual conference of the Norwegian Anthropological Society was held in Bergen. See pictures from the conference here!

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