Sustainability and a Digital Society

Sustainable development
The key idea embedded in the concept of sustainable development, is the co-dependence of social, economic and environmental development: A specific challenge needs to tackled as part of a systematic whole.  Sustainable development addresses the social and institutional ability to transform, but also challenges us to re-think fundamental understandings of what it means to be human in relation to the natural environment.

Our rectorate will highlight pressing concerns related to sustainable development in national and international research politics and promote an understanding of the relationship between science and politics. We will facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in the development of research and education that address sustainable development. We will further develop the National Sustainability Conference held in Bergen, and contribute to a stronger visualisation of the work that has been done with relevance for sustainability and sustainable development.

We will work to ensure that UiB operates in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.

 

Technology and digitalisation
Society and the labour market are undergoing a digital transformation. Digitalisation provides both great opportunities and pose ethical challenges. It influences public debate and democracy, it alters research and teaching methods. Digitalisation is central to the dissemination of knowledge, knowledge-sharing, and making science transparent. We have a responsibility to understand, define and contribute to this development. In these processes we will emphasise ethical and critical awareness as a general premise and perspective.

We will work to render visible the wide range of research on ICT and other technologies in different faculties, in addition to improved coordination and facilitation of interdisciplinary research on these technologies. In this work, we will facilitate that perspectives from the humanities, law, social sciences and artistic disciplines are more strongly drawn into this interdisciplinary research.

  • We will facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in the development of research and education that addresses sustainable development and give visibility and attention to the work being done with relevance for sustainable development.

 

  • We will work to ensure that the running of UiB is environmentally friendly and sustainable.

 

  • We will work to render visible the wide range of research on IKT and other technologies in different faculties, in addition to improved coordination and facilitation of interdisciplinary research on these technologies.