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PhD-candidates Amany Selim and Espen Stokke presented their research projects on Syrian refugees settling in Europe, at this IMER lunch seminar.
On the occasion of the visit of the Norwegian Education and Research Delegation, led by Minister Iselin Nybø, a seminar was organized by the University of Bergen, Fudan University/Nordic Centre , and SNoW. The seminar attracted an audience of about 80 Chinese and Norwegian scholars and students.
What does research exclude when it does not dare to challenge the unknown? Kristin Kjærås and Tarje Wanvik opens this question up for debate in a special section titled "Geography and Subaltern practice".
In their news cover of the norwegian oil company, DNO's business abroad, Morgenbladet interviewed researchers from the Energethics-project to highlight problematic company ethics in a company which has specialised its operations in risk areas of the Middle East.
The Department of Comparative Politics' new post-doc, Trajche Panov, has been taking on several ambitious projects over the last years. For his post-doc term in Bergen, he wants to research political inequality in post-communist countries, both of which he sees as understudied.
In July 2018, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the UN headquarters in New York will review global progress on Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7). Over the past few months, CET has been among 50 organisations internationally that have provided inputs to this process, creating a set of policy briefs related to SDG7 and its interlinkages with other SDGs.
Johannes Hjelbrekke and Annick Prieur have written a Chapter in "Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu", edited by Tom Medvetz and Jeffrey Sallaz.
Read the latest field report from the Energethics-project. Ingrid Müftüoglu has been to Statkraft's headquarters in Oslo where she examined how CSR is articulated and performed.
Bleiklie with new article in Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions.
We have asked the staff at the department why you should study with us, and here we present some of the best reasons!
Energethics researcher Ingrid Müftüoglu attended the Nordic Challenges Conference in Helsinki 7-9th of March 2018, where she presented the project and a paper on reporting practices in Norwegian energy companies.
Professor Emeritus Stein Kuhnle is known for sharing his research on the welfare state internationally. His last stop was in South Africa, where a collaboration has led to the creation of SANORD - the South African Nordic Centre.
Lisa Maria Breisten Sølvberg and Vegard Jarness have recently published an article, "Class, body and culture". The article adresses physical activity and symbolic boundaries in the upper class. The article is based on Sølvbergs master thesis.
"Here in Western Norway we are closer to floods and extreme weather," says climate researcher and centre director Håvard Haarstad.

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