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Stein Rokkan Memorial Lecture Symposium “Stein Rokkan’s Legacy: The Past and Future of Comparative Politics” was held on Friday, October 29th. The symposium follows the 2021 Stein Rokkan memorial lecture on Thursday and commemorates the 100th birthday of Stein Rokkan The symposium re-evaluated Rokkan’s work on nation-building, citizenship, democratisation, mobilisation and comparative politics... Read more
– We can now likely improve our understandings about the typology of family caregiving, children’s safety and well-being, and state roles in supporting both. So says Principal Investigator Marit Skivenes as the research project “Child Protection Systems Across the World" has been granted funding.
Wonder what Norwegians think about climate change? In this article, we have gathered some of the communication material produced by the Norwegian Citizen Panel's thematic research unit Climate and environment.
For decades Accra´s traffic has been a huge problem for the city´s development. Long traffic jams in rush hours, road accidents and poor travel conditions for everyone that moves within Accra is a well-known issue in Ghana and a conversation topic for Accra´s inhabitants - like rain and the weather are a common conversation topic in Bergen, Norway.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.
On Monday December 6, Professor Anne Lise Fimreite and Professor Jacob Aars met commentator in Bergens Tidende, Morten Myksvoll, for an academic conversation on forms of governance in Norwegian municipalities.
“We must equip ourselves to understand how people react and take in information when something new, unknown, and dangerous hits us”, says professor Brita Ytre-Arne, head of the Norwegian-Danish interdisciplinary project Media Use in Crisis Situations (MUCS).
This semester the Media Use Research Group has had its first visiting scholar since the start of the pandemic.
Brita Ytre-Arne and Hallvard Moe paper Doomscrolling, Monitoring and Avoiding: News Use in COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown published in Journalism Studies
On 25-26 November, the annual conference of the Norwegian Anthropological Society was held in Bergen. See pictures from the conference here!
New PhD course dedicated to an investigation of the imaginary projects of technoscience. Candidates of social anthropology and related disciplines are welcome to apply!
In january the Pandemic Centre will offer a two-weeks course for students to learn from the Covid-19 pandemic. The course is open to both PhD-students and Master students from all diciplines at the university.
HCI got it's application for funding granted and will be awarded 3,5 million NOK. The money will go to the project Enabling equipment for research excellence in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
"Now we have lots of new ideas about how we can work on fundamentally applicable research to create innovative insights", says work package co-leader Hallvard Moe.
On Thursday November 11th the Collaboratory was awared the Uglepris, UiB's award for excellence in higher education. – It is important that we dare to think about our role as educator in new ways, says Jakob Olof Grandin, leader of The Collaboratory.
A three year position as postdoc at CET is available. Deadline 1 February 2022.
How to make digitalisation work? What can be done to successfully involve citizens in policy design processes? In what ways can we create innovation by involving different actors in service delivery? How to assess the legitimacy and efficiency of collaborations? What is the impact of the TROPICO project in terms of research and what are the steps forward?

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