The annual report of the AE-Bergen Knowledge Hub is now available to download. The report shows a very active year for our Hub despite the many covid restrictions.
The annual report can be downloaded here.
For the AE-Bergen Knowledge Hub 2021 has been an important year as Academia Europaea (AE) and the University of Bergen (UiB) in May 2021 renewed their agreement stating that UiB will host and provide facilities and personnel for the running of our Hub for the next four years. Furthermore, our Strategic Plan 2021-2024 was approved by our Advisory Board. In 2021 UiB’s current rector professor Margareth Hagen replaced previous rector Dag Rune Olsen as chair of our Hub’s Advisory Board.
In addition to our own regional and local initiatives and activities in 2021, we have also handled several tasks for AE in general, providing technical and administrative support for the online Class A2 meeting and a joint A1/A2 Class meeting. We have also facilitated running of the “Academia Europaea Task Force on Environment, climate and sustainability”, a committee under the leadership of Professor Verena Winiwarter with members from all classes, set up to provide suggestions for extending AE’s engagement and visibility in these fields.
Academic Director Eystein Jansen writes in his introduction to the annual report:
«I am grateful for our good collaboration within the Academy, its Hubs, The Graz office, the central London Office, and the Board. I will pay a special tribute to our past president Sierd Cloetingh for his strong support for our work and encouragement in terms of extending our role and wish our new president Marja Makarow welcome, whom we already have a very good relationship with through her former role in our Advisory Board. »