Internationalisation of Research Partnerships : Opportunities for working with University of Bergen, Norway


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Presenter:  Professor Sigmund Grønmo, University of Bergen & Adjunct of Northern Institute, CDU

Date: Oct 30, 2015

Time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Contact person:  Katrina Britnell, Partnerships Coordinator, Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 6838
E: katrina.britnell@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room), Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University - Casuarina Campus

Target audience:  Free – Open To The Public – All Welcome

Abstract: Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the University of Bergen (UoB) in Norway have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Memorandum of Agreement for Academic Cooperation. Referring to these memoranda, Sigmund Grønmo will talk about the importance of international university collaboration, for the development of academic quality as well as for dealing with the grand challenges of our time, such as climate change and other environmental issues, human rights issues including indigenous rights issues, global health, and poverty. He will give an overview of the profile and major activities of the University of Bergen, including key research areas, student numbers, international relations, and the annual Holberg Prize, which is administered by UoB. The purpose is to discuss perspectives and areas which might be of particular interest for future exchange and collaboration between CDU and UoB.

About Professor Grønmo: Professor Grønmo is a Professor of Sociology (formerly the Rector 2005–2013), University of Bergen, and an Adjunct Professor, Sámi University College, Kautokeino. He is a Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge and an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters as well as Academia Europaea and The World Academy of Art and Science. He is the Chair of the Board of the Holberg Prize. He has been a Visiting Professor in Canada (Dalhousie University), USA (University of California, Berkeley and Illinois State University), Australia (University of Queensland and James Cook University), and UK (University of Cambridge). Professor Grønmo has published several books and numerous articles, especially within economic sociology, sociology of time, social network studies, and social science methodology. He has an interest in indigenous research and higher education, and he serves as an adviser for the Sami University College, focusing on the further development of the institution towards a global indigenous university.  

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