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Out of 161 applications, SVT’s Centre of Actionable Knowledges (AcKnowledges) was one of 36 initiatives nationwide that made it to round two of the call.
A corollary of my seasonal study is an interest in the diverse markers of time embedded in the gardens. I’ve come to see the gardens like a giant ‘time capsule’ – a repository of the recent and ancient past, of cyclic rhythms and extraordinary events, and always the detritus that is the constant march of time. Seeing the past bleed into the present is helping me make sense of seasonal change.
I'm interested in seasonality at Arboretet and investigating whether there are any changes to how the gardeners and scientists are relating to seasons. One way I'm looking for seasonal cultures is in the material objects used in the gardens in different periods of the year. In my short experience, I'm seeing that changes in technology and policies might be changing the gardener... Read more
People commonly associate foods with seasons, particularly when it comes to foraging for wild plants like mushrooms or berries. Spring is marked by the flourishing of wild garlic (Ramsløk) and other species, but do these plants still make up our diet? Or is a reliance on supermarkets cutting our ties with these seasonal traditions?
Associate professor at UiB, Kjetil Rommetveit, has received funding from the Research Council of Norway (RCN) to study contact tracing under covid-19 as digital politics.
UiB researcher Arjan Wardekker was recently admitted to The Young Academy of Europe (YAE), a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists for networking, advocacy, scientific exchange, and science policy.
Today was my fifth Friday working at the Arboretum, assisting the gardeners and learning about the seasonal rhythms of their work. For me - with two pink thumbs and no living pot plants - this has been like stepping into a new green world.
It is not uncommon to see people in bare feet on the Coromandel in mid-winter. Especially children. Certainly nobody would think that there is anything unusual or odd about it. Do kiwis not feel the cold, or do they pretend that it is not cold? Or are they just determined?
Climate risk and the role of science are the subjects of one of the Arqus Alliance's first teaching activities. Arqus Winter School is held from 22-26 February and is digital and open to all.
Researcher at the University of Bergen, Mimi E. Lam, has just published a comment about the impacts of emerging Covid-19 behavioural identities.
25 of the leading academic environments at the University of Bergen (UiB) have applied to the Norwegian Centres of Excellence scheme (SFF).
Take on the transformative challenges of our time together with motivated students from around Europe in the new course "Facing Grand Challenges: A European research program"
The project Meet je Stad (Measure your City), which has links to two UiB research projects, has been named the 3rd most sustainable Dutch initiative.
UiB researchers Scott Bremer and Diana Wildschut have together with Werner Krauss co-edited a special issue about narratives in the journal Climate Risk Management.
Researchers at UiB launch a new book in connection with the completion of the MAGIC project. The publication consists of the project members’ thought-provoking and radical ideas about sustainability.
As part of our local communication and engagement work, we developed a creative exercise centered on the traditional Norwegian calendar stick, the primstav.
In March 2020 most of the world went into lock-down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenging times lay ahead for everyone, including the research community.
Professor emeritus at the University of Bergen, Gunnar Skirbekk, is worried about a new proposal for financing higher education institutions in Norway.

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