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.
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.
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.
The Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn University of Technology, the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research/University of Bergen and the Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub in cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy in Tallinn co-hosted the webinar “The Changing Arctic” on April 14th, a joint Estonian-Norwegian scientific event.
The AE-Bergen Hub is one of the co-organizers of the webinar: Arctic Marine Operations and Shipping: Green Initiatives and Challenges. The webinar addresses the Arctic’s policy framework for marine safety and environmental protection; indigenous and conservation perspectives; green ship technology; marine infrastructure; and measures needed to make Arctic shipping more sustainable.
As we approach the end of 2020 and look ahead into the next year, we are acutely aware that we are living under very special circumstances. The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally affected many aspects of our lives, our work, and the Bergen Hub. It has impeded our ability to reach out and integrate academic scholarship and knowledge with society, which is the heart and raison d´être for our Hub.