Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities

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Ida Bloms hus, side entrance

Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) is an interdisciplinary and interfaculty centre at the University of Bergen with a responsibility for research, teaching and dissemination within the field of "theory of science".

SVT has a broad research profile with a focus on critical reflection on the relationship between science and society. The centre coordinates and participates in several research projects on the ethical and societal aspects of science and technology.

SVT teaches Theory of Science and Ethics in UiB's PhD programmes, offers courses in Crucial Issues in Science and Society and is responsible for the content and administration of the Master of Philosophy in Sustainability.

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Dec 04

Symposium on “The future of deep-sea mining: minerals, industry, society, and seabed governance”

Does the future require deep-sea mining? This event brings together two interdisciplinary panels of researchers to share their perspectives on deep-sea mining.

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People twirling rings of fire

Precarious temporalities in rural Japan

On the surface, population decline in Japan is having a devasting effect on rural communities and their centuries-old traditions, which they take great care to preserve.

A coastal landscape with houses, small islands and a mountain range on the horizon

Norwegian seascapes contest

The sea represents different values to different people. The project Managing Ethical Norwegian Seascape Activities is capturing what the sea means to Norwegians.

Ethics in research
Roger Strand delivering his lecture in the Vatican

Building a science for human flourishment

In his opening lecture of the 2023 General Assembly at the Vatican City, UiB professor Roger Strand explored the role of ethics in converging technologies.

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An image of a collapsed road

Summer unravels

This summer – that’s December and January 2023 – I went to New Zealand. I took my swimming ‘togs’ and expectations for wearing them.