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.

Bergen Global houses a large specialised collection of literature on development studies, economics, political science and social anthropology with thematic focus on Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

All of our events are free and open for all. In 2022, our events take place at different venues. Check our calender for updated info.