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. After ten years as Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, we changed our name to Bergen Global in January 2019.

At Bergen Global we strive to create a platform for researchers, students and others who share our interest in international development.

In collaboration with researchers at UiB and CMI we organise about 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 daily and weekly newspapers and fresh coffee - open to all! It is a great spot to take a break from your study hall, catch up on recent 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.