The Bergen Knowledge Hub aims to

  • Provide knowledge and ideas that connect research and scholarship with policymaking
  • Engage with the public and society to promote the best research from the region and for the region
  • Become a platform to develop science advice on marine, maritime, energy and environmental issues, with emphasis on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Academia Europaea is the pan-European Academy of Humanities, Letters, Law, and Sciences. The Academia was founded in 1988 as the functioning Europe-wide Academy that encompasses all fields of scholarly inquiry.

Recent News
  • Climate Research

    The publication of the first findings of the sixth IPCC climate report coincided with the start of the Norwegian climate conference Rosendalsveko (August 9th – 11th). For the young participants at the conference, the dire findings of the report and warnings of a “code red for the planet” came as no surprise.

  • Årets Rosendalsveko (9. – 11. august), med overskriften «Klima, energi, næring og bærekraft på Vestlandet» ble avsluttet med en paneldebatt over temaet «Vestlandet i et globalt perspektiv», et tema som også sammenfatter mange av diskusjonene fra konferansen som helhet. Den avsluttende debatten ble ledet av vitenskapelig leder i AE-Bergen, Eystein Jansen.

  • Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu leder Rosendalsveko. Til daglig er han klimaforsker ved UiB/Bjerknes.

    Rosendalsveko går av stabelen for andre gang 9. – 11. august, med «Klima, energi, næring og bærekraft på Vestlandet» som hovedtema. I år er arrangementet utvidet med Rosendalshelga i forkant av uken. Både Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub (AE-Bergen) og UiB er bidragsytere til Rosendalsveko.

  • The SAPEA report “A systemic approach to the energy transition in Europe” points to six main themes to be addressed.

    The SAPEA report “A systemic approach to the energy transition in Europe” suggests several possible pathways towards a carbon-neutral future. However, the SAPEA evidence review report concludes that achieving carbon-neutrality by 2050 will require urgent action.

  • Maria Leptin was appointed President of the European Research Council (ERC) by the European Commission on June 30th. Professor Maria Leptin is a highly respected scientist working on developmental biology and immunology.

  • The pandemic will have a lasting impact on Academic life and the operations of academies such as ours. The next semester will likely see us moving into some more physical meetings and events. There will be a phase of trying out how to balance physical and online activities, Academic Director Eystein Jansen writes in his summer greetings.

  • University of Bergen rector Margareth Hagen is the new chair of the Advisory Board of AE-Bergen Knowledge Hub.

    Following her election as new Rector of the University of Bergen, Margareth Hagen is the new chair of the Hub´s Adisory Board.We also welcome 2 additional new members to our Advisory Board, Prof. Kirsten Drotner of the University of Southern Denmark and Prof. emer. Carl G. Gahmberg of the University of Helsinki, Finland.

  • Arctic Frontiers Science 2022 will take place on 31 January – 3 February 2022, and is now calling for abstracts from scientists with projects connected to the Arctic. At the moment, next year’s conference is likely to be a hybrid conference solution with both an in-person conference in Tromsø and a possibility of digital participation.

  • The annual report of the Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub for 2020 is now available to download from our website. The report shows an active year, despite Covid restrictions. The AE-Bergen Hub participated in 7 live events before the pandemic, and 1 live event (Rosendal Week) during the relative easing of restrictions in August.

  • — This collaboration and partnership will help the University of Bergen to maintain a strong link to European policy development in the coming years, rector Margareth Hagen said during the signing ceremony for the new 4 year-contract between Academia Europaea and UiB. The contract means that UiB will host and facilitate the Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub for the next 4 years. UiB has been hosting the Hub since 2016.