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Marit Skivenes has written a chapter with the title "Towards a new theory of professional discretion – the importance of reaching for the difficult".
GIS and Remote Sensing are currently some of the most sort after skills for graduates within Geoscience and Geography, both within academia and industry. The Department of Geography will be running a monthly practical workshop throughout the spring semester covering a variety of GIS and Remote Sensing skills.
Johan and Ragnhild are the first-ever conference coordinators at the UiB Collaboratory. This spring, they are up to something big …
- Although elections are essential for the relationship between citizens and the political elite, the post-election phase and the subsequent correspondence between citizens’ expectations and policy outcomes is also fundamental, says new post-doc Andrea Fumarola.
SAMPOL’s newest graduate researcher is intrigued by “the many-headed creature that is civil society.”
UiB's new Vice-Rector for Global Relations, Annelin Eriksen, chose New York as the destination for her first international trip after being appointed. In New York she met with diplomats and United Nations officials.
Kristoffer Vogt recently published an article in Sage Journals about changing contexts and understandings of School-to-work transitions.
Vegard Jarness and Magne Flemmen have recently published an article in The British journal of Sociology regarding boundary drawing in the lower region of the social space and the symbolic market for ‘down-to-earthness’.
Call for contributions is open for the first edition of the Bergen International Student Conference with the theme “Climate and Society: Transformations in the 21st century”. The conference is organized by CET and the UiB Collaboratory and takes place 5th and 6th of April 2018. We invite student contributions from students from all disciplines.
Endre Tvinnereim has together with Michael Mehling published a correspondence in Nature titled "Pricing not enough for deep carbon cuts".
The Department of Social Anthropology offers three exciting courses taught in English spring semester 2018, and we welcome both international and Norwegian students to participate.
Olaug has written since she was 19 years old, she has always liked to write and wrote a lot over the years. At Heimly Folkehøgskule she sent a manuscript to a publisher – and suddenly she had become a published author. Nilssen has recently published the book, “Tung tids tale” - a story of how it is to be the mother of a child with autism.
With prestigious grant, professor tackles the challenge of the radical right.
The IMEX-project investigates both the experiences of the recent Syrian diaspora in Europe and of the majority population in Norway.
New post-doc tackles (mis)rule in Africa with sharp tongue, sharper ideas
In a new article Professor Marit Skivenes and her colleagues compare petitions in care order templates across the four child welfare systems of Norway, England, Finland and the United States.
What is the role of photojournalists in an age where the news media is flooded with images from other sources? This is one of many questions investigated in a new Special Issue of Nordicom Review. Astrid Gynnild is one of the issues' four editors.

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