Activities & Workshops

>> GUEST PRESENTATION by Alberto Cimadamore at the Centre for International Health
4 June 2018, Bergen, Norway

CROP’s Scientific Director, Alberto Cimadamore gave a presentation devoted to the topic of Sustainability Science during Centre for International Health’s (CIH) staff Meeting. He described this emerging field of knowledge and explained some of the challenges and issues it faces. In his presentation, Alberto Cimadamore put a special focus on the need to enable institutional frameworks as a precondition for developing Sustainability Science.


>> LECTURE: “Pobreza, derechos y desarrollo sostenible. El largo camino desde la teoría hasta la medición y la acción”
29 May 2018, Bergen, Norway

Jorge Paz (National University of Salta, Argentina) was a visiting researcher at the CROP Secretariat in May 2018. During his stay in Bergen he gave an open lecture in Spanish entitled”Pobreza, derechos y desarrollo sostenible. El largo camino desde la teoría hasta la medición y la acción”. Professor Paz clarified how poverty constitutes a deprivation and obstacle to well-being in Latin American countries and presented Public policies addressing this issue.


>> LECTURE: “Policies for Poverty Reduction in a Transformative Green Economy”
19 April 2018, Bergen, Norway

CROP Fellow, Enrique Delamonica was a visiting researcher at the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty in April 2018. During his visit he gave a lecture on “Policies for Poverty Reduction in a Transformative Green Economy” that took place in Bergen Resource Centre for International Development. Delamonica discussed how access to a sustainable environment, health and basic social services affects people’s standard of living.
He also unveiled how  increased availability of resources, social development and reduced poverty can contribute to the realisation of a Transformative Green Economy.

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>> SEMINAR: “Sustainability Science: A Response to Global Challenges”
20 March 2018, Bergen, Norway

The seminar including a public event and a workshop will take place on 20 March 2018 at Bergen Resource Centre. The participants will raise an array of subjects including Sustainability Science and Education for Sustainable DevelopmentSustainability Science: Applications at UiB and Beyond and Broadening the Application of Sustainability Science: UNESCO´s Perspective. The event will be opened by Annelin Eriksen, Vice-Rector for Global Relations at UiB and Alberto Cimadamore, Director of CROP (ISSC/UiB).

If you want to learn more about the seminar click here. 


>> WORKSHOP: “Sustainability, Poverty and Development (in Spanish)”
29 November – 1 December 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina

A three-day workshop on “Sustainability, Poverty and Development in the 21st Century” (“Ciencia de la sustentabilidad, pobreza y desarrollo en el siglo XXI”) came to took place between 29 November – 1 December 2017. The event was co-hosted by CROP and CEIL-CONICET in Buenos Aires and was conducted in Spanish.

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>> PhD COURSE: “Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability”
12-22 June 2017, Bergen, Norway

The PhD course was a part of Bergen Summer Research School 2017 and included four modules:

MODULE 1: Sustainability Science and Transdisciplinary Research (TDR)

MODULE 2: Poverty Eradication in the MDG/SDG Era

MODULE 3: Climate Change, Climate Services and Food Security

MODULE 4: Integrating analysis and Perspectives

The course was led by Alberto Cimadamore (Scientific Director, CROP, University of Bergen) and Noel Keenlyside (Professor, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen).

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>> SEMINAR AND ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: “Sustainable Development in Africa: Issues and Challenges”
20 March 2017, Bergen, Norway

The roundtable discussion moderated by CROP’s Scientific Director Alberto Cimadamore, with its participants –  Betty Mubangizi and Francisco Sozinho Matsinhe representing both one of the leading South African universities, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) (Mubangizi), as well as the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) (Sozinho Matsinhe) explored challenges the knowledge communities in Africa face when addressing sustainable development and examined possibilities provided by international scientific collaboration.

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>> COURSE: “Poverty, Climate Change and Water in the Context of SDGs”
13-24 June 2016, Bergen, Norway

Water, Climate and Society was the overarching theme for Bergen Summer Research School 2016. During the event, some of the top international experts on water gathered in Bergen to create a multidisciplinary venue for exploring water as a global challenge.


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>> Quest for Global Sustainability
     Climate Change, Science and the Oslo Principles
7 December 2015 | Paris | UNESCO Pavilion at COP21

CROP (ISSC/UiB) is co-organising a one-day event on Global Sustainability at the UNESCO Pavilion, COP21, in co-operation with UNESCO and the Global Justice Program at Yale University. Read more…     


>> Seminar Series on Sustainability Science: A Response to Global Challenges

This seminar series is a significant initiative for future collaborative, innovative, and problem-solving oriented projects. They will take place during the first semester of 2015.

The main purpose of these seminars is two-fold:

  • (i) to discuss the impact of sustainability science in research and policies addressing global problems; and
  • (ii) to identify and articulate research efforts at UiB around cutting-edge scientific approaches and methodologies particularly suitable for collaboration in the field of poverty, development, climate and environmental studies

Dates, venues, and themes for the seminars are as follows:

  1. 21 January 2015, 9:30 at CROP / UiB Global, Jekteviksbakken 31, 2nd floor meeting room. Central theme: Bridging natural and social sciences research on global problems: What can sustainability science offer?
  2. 11 March 2015, 9:30 at Bjerknes Centre, Allégaten 70, Helland-Hansen meeting room. Central theme: Sustainability science and trans-disciplinary approaches: A good marriage to address complex global challenges?
  3. 11 May 2015, 9:30 at CROP/UiB Global, Jekteviksbakken 31, 2nd floor meeting room. Central theme: Sustainability science at UiB. A way to promote meaningful scientific collaboration on societal challenges?

                                                             Registration                                                                         Sustainability Science – Seminars poster


>> Workshop organised by the Department of Health Promotion and Development (HEMIL), UiB Global and CROP

13-15 May 2013 / University of Bergen: Development and Sustainability Science – The Challenge of Transdisciplinary Knowledge for Social Change (Learn more)


>> Initiating Sustainability Science Research at the UiB                                 

UiB Global, the Department of Health Promotion and Development and the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) have joined forces to initiate research within the new field of sustainability science. (Learn more)