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Professor Per Lægreid and researcher Koen Verhoest have contributed a chapter to the book «Public Administration in Europe».
The rule of building a perfect algorithm translates to a common experience of the real world: If you want something to be beautiful, it must handle complexity.
Exploring the potentials for an empirical, theoretical, and methodological cross-hatching of 'migration' and 'non-urban spaces.'
Engaged discussions about the usefulness of drawing on time and temporalities as analytical tools in migration studies at the IMISCOE conference in Barcelona, July 2018
A recent article in Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, using data from the Norwegian Citizen Panel, suggests that people's decision about whether to vaccinate is influenced by concern for others. Thus, stressing the collective benefits of vaccination could increase the effectiveness of health campaigns.
PhD Candidate Randi Elisabeth Taxt presents her PhD Project.
The course “Discretion and Paternalism” is a unique opportunity for students interested in research on power, the welfare state and decision-making, says Professor Marit Skivenes.
For my master project I reconstructed the last 11,500 years worth of glacier and climate changes at a glacier complex called Sulitjelmaisen in the subarctic, focusing on the largest glacier called Salajekna.
Fulbright scholar Derek Lackaff is impressed with the facilities at Media City Bergen (MCB) and thinks that international exchange and knowledge-sharing are more important than ever.
On May 23, 2018 the first March / Olsen Honorary Lecture was held in the University Aula at the University of Bergen.
Per Lægreid and Lisa H. Rykkja have, together with Tom Christensen at the University of Oslo, published the chapter «The Co-Evolution of Reputation Management, Governance Capacity, Legitimacy and Accountability in Crisis Management».
The Scandinavian countries offer the world’s most generous parental leave benefits. These policies aim both at helping mothers in the labor market, and at promoting infant well-being. But does it work?
Remote sensing and GIS are some of the most sought after skills in geography graduates, following demand from students, Gidske Andersen and Benjamin Robson are launching the first Remote Sensing course at the University of Bergen.
Marija Slavkovik is an Associate professor of Information Science at UiB. She has spent the past ten years (including years as a student) in AI. She holds a masters in Computational Logic and a PhD in Informatics. Her doctoral thesis was in computational social choice (automated collective reasoning) and multi-agent systems. She has worked as postdoc on autonomous systems at the Department of... Read more
Students, anthropologists and other invited guests had found their way to attend the Fredrik Barth Memorial Lecture 2018, held by Dr. Michael W. Scott.
Professor Kathleen Thelen from MIT held the 2018 Rokkan Memorial Lecture, and presented the American precariat in a true Rokkanian, comparative tradition.

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