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University of Bergen, 16-18 February 2011 This conference will discuss the relationship between water, social development, and environment, with a special focus on how climate changes impact water systems and thus societies’ development.
The Publics of Europe & the European Public Sphere Tracing the Architects and Trespassers of Borders and Boundaries in Europe
Sosiologisk institutt er bevilget midler fra NFRs program Utdanning 2020 til forprosjektet "Transforming vocational education and training - a collaborative research proposal". Prosjektleder er Ole Johnny Olsen. Prosjektet er et samarbeid med Svein Michelsen, Institutt for administrasjon og organisasjonskunnskap, UiB, og forskere ved NIFUSTEP og FAFO. Forskere ved Høgskolen i Akershus vil bli... Read more
Thursday August 26 the new Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in System Dynamics was officially opened by Rector Sebastian C.J.J. Kortmann from Radboud University and Rector Sigmund Grønmo for the University of Bergen.
Professor emerita Kari Wærness and Associate Professor Karen Christensen at the Department of Sociology have contributed to a new book on care for the elderly in Norway and Japan.
Due to the volcanic cloud blocking flights in Northern Europe, both the trial lecture and public defence for Bjørn Enge Bertelsens has, unfortunately, been postponed.
Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR) at Stanford has since 1987 been an important resource for Norwegian and Scandinavian organization researchers. The Center was established as a result of a collaboration between Jim March and Johan P. Olsen. Today it is led by Professor Walter Powell, one of the world's leading organization researchers.
Associate professor at the Department of Sociology, Asuncion Lera St. Clair, has together with Professor Des Gasper edited the book “Development Ethics”. This book is a part of the series "The International Library of Essays in Public and Professional Ethics".
Sveinung Sandberg, Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, UiB has co-written a book on young black men dealing cannabis in Oslo. Sandberg and Willy Pedersen, professor in sociology at the University of Oslo, based the book on extensive fieldwork and repeated in-depth interviews with dealers aged between 15 and 30.
The project investigates how the Internet impacts the roles and functions of journalism's normative foundations, its political economy, its professional practices, its democratic functions and its audiences.
New book from professor Grete Rusten, University of Bergen and professor John R. Bryson, University of Birmingham.
Associate professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, Terje Knutsen, has published a new book on the he Democratisation of Eastern Europe after the fall of communism.
Professor Ann Nilsen from the Department of Sociology has co-edited a volume on work and family life balance
The Norwegian – Spanish salted fish project is a co-project between research institutions and commercial business in Norway and Spain.
Professor Emeritus Arild Holt-Jensen. This standard student reference has been totally revised and updated. It remains the definitive introduction to the history, philosophy, and methodology of human geography. Now in a fourth edition
Four universities in Europe will launch the first joint, integrated European master programme in System Dynamics in August 2010.