Making sense of global challenges

Working with or interested in international development, global challenges or development-related research?

Bergen Resource Centre for International Development is a joint project between the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute.

At the Resource Centre we strive to create a common platform for researchers, academics, students and others who share our interests for development-related issues. 

In collaboration with researchers at UiB, CMI and other relevant research groups, we organise about one hundred open lectures, seminars, literary salons and other events each year.

Some events form part of our long-term series, like Breakfast Forum/Frokostforum and Explained/Forklart.

A range of events are organised in collaboration with existing research centres or research projects, like Breaking BAD: Understanding the Backlash Against Democracy in AfricaIMER  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.

If you are looking for books on development-related topics, a place to read, or if you want to attend one of our events for a great discussion, Bergen Resource Centre for International Development is the place for you.

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

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