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– 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.
Last autumn, CET affiliates were invited to participate in a pilot study using the CET Carbon Tracker to register CO2 emissions from their own travels and meeting that they organize. The data from the pilot study has now been collected and analyzed.
Tom Christensen, Ole Martin Lægreid & Per Lægreid examines administrative coordination capacity in new article published in “Policy and Society”.
Helge Renå have contributed to the book "The Blind Spots of Public Bureaucracy and the Politics of Non-Coordination (Palgrave Macmillan) edited by Tobias Bach and Kai Wegrich.
Adoption provides better living conditions, but is seldom used in the Norwegian child welfare system.
We are happy to announce the first round of CET accelerator seed funding for 2019 are granted to CET Affiliates Esmeralda Colombo and William Helland-Hansen.
Vi har gleden av å annonsere at CET Akselerator såkornsmidler er tildelt til CET affiliates Esmeralda Colombo og William Helland-Hansen.
Magnus Sirnes Hjellum and Per Lægreid with new publication in Safety Science.
Would you like to do your master´s project with companies such as the streaming service TV 2 Sumo or the media tech company Mediability? This is possible in the media cluster Media City Bergen.

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