Professor in fisheries science Katja Enberg has developed UiB’s course on SDG14 Life below water, which has been taught since 2019 and was instrumental in UiB being designated by UN as worldwide teaching hub for SDG14. The course spurred similar teaching on SDG13 Climate action and SDG15 Life on land. She was also leader of the four-month sustainability course «Ocean – Climate – Society» on board sailing vessel Statsraad Lehmkuhl over the Pacific Ocean in summer 2022. Katja has also founded the cross-disciplinary forum for sustainability teaching at UiB. Before starting at UiB she was the head of monitoring and management advice for the Norwegian Sea at the Institute of Marine Research, with responsibility for key pelagic stocks such as Atlantic mackerel and Norwegian spring-spawning herring. She also chaired one of ICES’s biggest working groups, on widely dispersed pelagic stocks for three years, and several other ICES workshops and groups. Currently Katja is leading a large interdisciplinary project on Sustainable Food from the Oean. You can read more about her work at her home page.
University of Bergen
The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university, and the most cited university in Norway. There are seven faculties at UiB with together close to 20 000 students. UiB has more than 4 200 faculty and staff. UiB has status as SDG14 Hub for United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), and leads the SDG14 cluster for the International Association of Universities (IAU).
In her presentation Katja will tell about the initiatives and courses on education for sustainable development (listed above) she is and has been part of. Focus will be on the interdisciplinary courses in and outside the classroom Katja has been designing and teaching, and on the pedagogies and skills that prepare students for working with sustainable development and sustainability.