Video: Launching the Bergen School of Global Studies

The Bergen School of Global Studies was established by the UiB Global Challenges strategic area in response to the need to make education at the Master’s level in Bergen more interdisciplinary and relevant to meet global challenges. The aim is to enhancing cooperation between departments and faculties at UiB and institutions in Bergen to strengthen the portfolio of English language Master level education.

The Bergen School of Global Studies was launched on 3 November at University Aula. You can watch the opening here:

Programme of the opening.

The School showcases the wide variety of English language courses and programmes already available in Bergen to students interested in contributing to solving complex global challenges – including inequality, migration,  health, climate transformation and governance. In addition to providing this superstructure of existing studies the School also provides a support structure for the development of new, cross faculty and cross institutional courses, and for developing existing courses, both in terms of disciplinary focus and pedagogy, including digital formats.

The school promotes inter- and cross-disciplinarity in education, and facilitates student access to disciplinary traditions outside their core environment. The School will also strengthen ties between research and learning and guide students to relevant resources such as research institutes and centres, research groups and internship programmes.

In short, the School aims to make Bergen even more attractive and worthwhile for students interested in global challenges as their field of study.  All relevant English language MA (and elevator) courses and initiatives from all institutions in Bergen are welcome to be a part of the Bergen School of Global Studies.

Read more about the School here.