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Urban Enclaving Futures affiliated researcher Ole Johannes Kaland will present his work at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University on Monday 31st October.
The Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen writes about findings from the Norwegian Citizen Panel regarding how Norwegians feel towards climate change. These findings reveal that sadness is the most common emotion, but in general, we feel little towards climate change.
Freya focalised a set of concerns—mass extinction, accelerating icemelt, species hierarchy—which have come, in part, to exemplify the Anthropocene epoch.
Urban Enclaving Future's co-director Jason Sumich has published the article "Building walls to tame time: Enclaves and the enduring power of failure" in Economy and Society.
The Academy for young researchers annonces their 11 new members for 2022-2026. With hard competition from over 50 applicants, our own Erik Knudsen made the cut.
From her office with a view over the Tuscany hills in Badia Fiesolana, Adriana Bunea reports on the opportunities that the fellowship provides – both on an academic and on a personal level.
Our research coordinator is going on parental leave, and we now seek a temporary to fill her shoes. Application deadline: October 25th!
Aaron John Spitzer, until recently a førstelektor (associate teaching professor) at UiB’s Department of Comparative Politics, has been promoted to the rank of associate professor. His position is connected to the Nansen-Initiative with a focus on governance and geopolitics of the Arctic.
Åse Gilje Østensen is associate professor at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, and is from August also employed as associate professor II at the department.
The Commission for Digital Privacy gives their recommendations and propositions for the Norwegian government.
How is a local community developed and operated, with hundreds of homes and economic enterprises close together - in an area where none of the residents own or have legal control over the land? The neighbourhood of Ruga in Accra, Ghana is an example of how inhabitants and small-business owners together are changing and shaping the urban landscape to the benefit of the people living there.
Thea Gregersen defended her PhD "Climate change perceptions across Europe. From climate change beliefs to climate change mitigation behaviors" on September 23, 2022.
Jana got her PhD from the Department of Comparative Politics in 2020, and is now returning "home" to do research on political representation, political parties and elections
In this recently published article in the Journal of Social Work, PhD fellow Ida B. Juhasz (DIPA, UiB) examines how parents in child protection proceedings argue their case, defending their right to care for their newborn baby.
Professor Kristine Jørgensen and the Department of Information Science and Media Studies receives NOK 12 million from the Research Council of Norway to do research on men's subjective experiences of games as a gendered arena and thereby create better insight into how men experience the increased diversity in the world of gaming.
Arjan Schakel and Alexander Verdoes have been part of developing the recently launched European Regional Democracy Map (ERDM) - An interactive hub that allows both researchers and non-experts to explore and compare a wide array of data on regional democracy in Europe and the EU.
We have the pleasure of announcing two positions as research assistant at DIGSSCORE.

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