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Anand Bhopal, Esmeralda Colombo and Siddharth Sareen have recently been granted seed funding through the CET Accelerator funding scheme. CET congratulates these young researcher talents on their successful applications!
The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is a network of economists who collaborate through the Centre on a wide range of policy-related research projects and dissemination activities.
Xiaozi Liu et al. demonstrate how public preferences can be mapped via a national landscape survey.
New data from the Norwegian Citizen Panel show who people think are responsible for protecting us against more extreme weather and other future consequences of climate change.
Zuzana Murdoch co-authors a new article looking at how staff attitudes are affected by changes in top leadership positions.
Per Lægreid co-authors in a newly published article in the International Journal of Public Administration about the use of ICT tools in the central government.
Researchers from The University of Bergen have received funding for the project “Media Use in Crisis Situations: Resolving Information Paradoxes, Comparing Climate Change and the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
In surveys a growing proportion of Europeans, especially young people, claim they have ‘no religion’, yet only a minority of these say they are atheist or agnostic; what then, do they believe, and how do their beliefs influence how they live their lives? And as religion’s influence diminishes for these groups, what takes the place of the psychological and social functions once performed by... Read more
Nordicom is out with a new book. “Silicon Valley och makten över medierna” is written by Carl-Gustav Linden where he deals with the tech giants’ power over our news consumption.
Building on years of collaboration with institutions of research and higher education, the University of Bergen ends year with funding for a record number of new projects with partner institutions in the South.
Activities at MediaFutures are increasing and the center has just announced seven new positions. The positions in questions are all recruitement positions within media studies and information science.
Per Lægreid with chapter in special IIAS-report on the public governance of the COVID-19 pandemic
Digitisation enables the electrification of mobility. How can we ensure this transition is just? CET researcher Siddharth Sareen examines how digitisation can enable socially inclusive energy transitions in a new EU project.
Professor Elisabeth Ivarsflaten receives the ERC Consolidator Grant for the project "INCLUDE". The project addresses one of the most fundamental challenges of our time; how to live peacefully together as diverse societies.
Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, Nele Meckler, Ragnhild Muriaas, and Inga Berre have been awarded the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant.
In this recently published article, Runa Falck presents data showing that an individual perceived to be affiliated with the Roma minority is likely to be at a considerable disadvantage in Norwegian society today.
Infomedia master students presented report on the limitations of the state-of-the-art in bias mitigation. Their project report was awarded the best paper award at Norwegian Informatics Conference.
International trends suggest that geography is once again becoming an important factor in electoral dynamics. Phenomena as dissimilar as the election of Trump, Brexit and Gilets jaunes have all been characterized as rebellions of the periphery against the center. In this article, Marta Rekdal Eidheim and Anne Lise Fimreite use data from the Norwegian Citizen Panel to examine the role of... Read more

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