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Collage of four photos showing various SDG related activities at the University of Bergen and United Nations.

SDG Bergen is a University of Bergen strategic initiative to engage in science diplomacy, in particular towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The university is official SDG14, Life below water, Hub for United Nations Academic Impact and the International Association of Universities.

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INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS
Stacy Richards-Kennedy (on the right) from the University of the West Indies with Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu representing the University of Bergen at the official signing of the new Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities.

Strengthening the ocean-climate nexus

Saturday 13 November 2021, the University of Bergen and the University of the West Indies signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the ties between the two long-term partners.

OSB CONFERENCE 2021
The third Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference on 21 October 2021 was a hybrid event with some guests live from the University Aula and others participating virtually.

Science for the people of the ocean

The discussions at the third Ocean Sustainability Bergen Conference brought together scientists, students, industry, and policymakers taking in everything from the protecting the blue forest to seabed mining and how to create a sustainable balance between preservation and development of the ocean.

WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2021
Migrants boarding a ship in the Mediterranean.

A world in refuge

Global displacement has reached an all time high in 2021. The world has never needed the UN Refugee Convention more than in its 70th anniversary year.

SDG 14 | LIFE BELOW WATER
Rector Margareth Hagen is handed a UN certificate from Lise Øvreås of SDG Bergen Ocean for the University of Bergen becoming UNAI SDG14 Hub 2021-2024 with Marine Director Amund Maage (left)  and Edvard Hvidingi of SDG Bergen Science Advice (right).

UiB is UNAI SDG14 Hub for 2021-2024

In 2018, the University of Bergen was appointed the SDG14 Hub for United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) for a three-year period. This month it has been announced that the university will enjoy three more years as SDG14 Hub.

SDG BERGEN POLICY BRIEF #1
Edvard Hviding and Benjamin Pfeil from the University of Bergen present the first SDG Bergen Policy Brief on World Ocean Day, 8 June 2021.

New SDG oriented policy brief series launched

The SDG Bergen Policy Brief series is a novel and innovative way to communicate with policy-makers to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goal is to have more research-based information reach policy-makers for societal impact.

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In 2018, the University of Bergen was appointed official Hub for SDG 14: Life below water by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). Read more on this. In 2021, the university was appointed for a second 3-year period based on its inspirational work to save our ocean. Read about the Hub reappointment.