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Jana got her PhD from the Department of Comparative Politics in 2020, and is now returning "home" to do research on political representation, political parties and elections
In this recently published article in the Journal of Social Work, PhD fellow Ida B. Juhasz (DIPA, UiB) examines how parents in child protection proceedings argue their case, defending their right to care for their newborn baby.
Professor Kristine Jørgensen and the Department of Information Science and Media Studies receives NOK 12 million from the Research Council of Norway to do research on men's subjective experiences of games as a gendered arena and thereby create better insight into how men experience the increased diversity in the world of gaming.
Arjan Schakel and Alexander Verdoes have been part of developing the recently launched European Regional Democracy Map (ERDM) - An interactive hub that allows both researchers and non-experts to explore and compare a wide array of data on regional democracy in Europe and the EU.
We have the pleasure of announcing two positions as research assistant at DIGSSCORE.
What challenges does the welfare state face in a post-pandemic era and how does the labor market work in developed capitalistic countries? The new course feature at the department will try to give the students the answer.
Exciting academic position at Department of Economics
In the Norwegian Citizen Panel questions about EU membership and NATO's presence in Eastern Europe, both before and after Russians invasion of Ukraine. In this short "Medborgernotat", "Citizen note", Endre Tvinnereim studies these data, and show the differences before and after the Russian invasion. The note is in Norwegian.
In my PhD, I explore the current state of and potential for collaboration in urban logistics.
Morten Nielsen, Jason Sumich and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen have been shortlisted for 'Urban Studies' best article of 2021
Having been delayed by the COVID pandemic, the third Urban Enclaving Workshop was at last held the 25th of April until the 1st of May 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- The new name reflects the breadth of our research interest, says head of department Lise H. Rykkja. The Norwegian name will be Institutt for politikk og forvaltning and the changes will take place from 1 August 2022.
Two positions related to CET are currently taking applications: An one year researcher position (extended deadline) and a three year position as PhD. Application deadline August 12th and 15th!
This summer, DIGSSCORE is offering a summer scholarship opportunity for prospective PhD applicants that wish to prepare their research design. The deadline is June 28.
In a solemn ceremony in the University Hall, the eight new honorary doctors at UiB were honored. They received the award for their outstanding work for science.
Master's students explain why they study system dynamics, what a master project in system dynamic could be, what valuable lessons they have learned and how they plan to use system dynamics after the studies.
We are delighted to welcome Kyle Marquardt as our new colleague at the department

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