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The Scandinavian countries offer the world’s most generous parental leave benefits. These policies aim both at helping mothers in the labor market, and at promoting infant well-being. But does it work?
Remote sensing and GIS are some of the most sought after skills in geography graduates, following demand from students, Gidske Andersen and Benjamin Robson are launching the first Remote Sensing course at the University of Bergen.
Marija Slavkovik is an Associate professor of Information Science at UiB. She has spent the past ten years (including years as a student) in AI. She holds a masters in Computational Logic and a PhD in Informatics. Her doctoral thesis was in computational social choice (automated collective reasoning) and multi-agent systems. She has worked as postdoc on autonomous systems at the Department of... Read more
Students, anthropologists and other invited guests had found their way to attend the Fredrik Barth Memorial Lecture 2018, held by Dr. Michael W. Scott.
Professor Kathleen Thelen from MIT held the 2018 Rokkan Memorial Lecture, and presented the American precariat in a true Rokkanian, comparative tradition.
The department's internal workshop on measurements and concepts proved to be both challenging and rewarding.
On October 19 2018 Mohammad Tareq Hasan defended his thesis.
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The Stein Rokkan Memorial Lecture of 2018 will be held by Professor Kathleen Thelen, whose research on historical institutionalism and comparative historical analysis connects her to the work of Stein Rokkan.
Professor James G. March passed away on September 27, 2018.
Professor Per Lægreid and professor Lisa H. Rykkja have, together with professor Carsten Greve, contributed to the book «Bureaucracy and Society in Transition».
Researcher and Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Comparative Politics and University of Cambridge, Gyda Sindre, has launched an ambitious research network and website which will bring thorough attention to several themes connected to post-conflict studies.
Stefan Dahlberg, who has been an associate professor at the department over the last years specializing in themes such as voter behavior and experimental research, has gained his promotion to professor.
The new research project "Urban Enclaving Futures" seeks to explore enclaving in an African urban context. The project is led by Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen and kick-starts on October 1st 2018.
This was one of the topics discussed during Bergen Anthropology Day 2018, which gathered around 80 students, academics and researchers. Other relevant themes were the (ir)relevance of anthropology, as well as ongoing and new research projects.
Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation ready for a new round of CET Accelerator seed funding.

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