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Uni Research

Uni Research is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with 440 highly-qualified employees from 34 different nations. Uni Research carries out research and development in the fields of biotechnology, health, environment, climate, energy and social sciences.

The Institute comprises six thematic departments and one subsidiary, Uni Research Polytec.


Uni Research’s history started with the foundation Universitetsforskning Bergen in 1986. In 2003 the academic activity was spun off into a limited company called UNIFOB Ltd. In 2009 the name of the company was changed to Uni Research Ltd.


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Research Vessel Lance in the middle of broken Arctic sea ice after a large warm winter storm in February 2015. Nick Cobbing

The freak warm Arctic weather is unusual, but getting less so

The bizarre heatwave in the Arctic this week – with temperatures dozens of degrees above normal – is part of a growing trend of "warm air intrusions" that threaten to disrupt polar ice all year round.
Ocean sediments in South Africa provide evidence of climate variation going back 270,000 years. Rogan Ward/Reuters

Marine sediments unlock secrets about climate change in South Africa

Marine sediments provide evidence of climate variability in South Africa going back 270,000 years. These changes correspond with changes in the archaeological record of the country.


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