Making sense of global challenges

Interested in global challenges or development-related research?

Bergen Global is a joint project between the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute.

At Bergen Global we strive to create a platform for researchers, students and others who share our interest in international development and global challenges. In collaboration with researchers at CMI and UiB's seven faculties, we organise almost one hundred open lectures, seminars, literary salons and other events each year.

We collaborate with research centres or projects, like Breaking BAD: Understanding the Backlash Against Democracy in Africa, Bergen International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit, and the Centre on Law & Social Transformation. We also share our workspace with researchers and students associated with LawTransform.

We welcome researchers, departments, organisations, and others to collaborate with us!

In addition to our events, our library houses one of the largest specialised collections in Norway of books and periodicals on Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Between our many events and great discussions, please stop by our lounge where you find comfy chairs and fresh coffee - open to all! It is a great spot to take a break from your studies, catch up on daily and weekly newspapers, visit our library, or meet colleagues for informal meetings.

Our opening hours are 09:00–15:00 Monday to Friday.

Our library and all of our events are free and open for all.