This year, the Olav Thon Foundation will for the second time hand out academic awards and grants for excellent teaching and research in medicine and the natural sciences.
The Board of the Anders Jahre Fund increases the award sum to NOK 2 million. The award winner will receive NOK 1 million, while another NOK 1 million will take the form of a research grant to the award winner’s research group. The Anders Jahre Award to Young Researchers is increased to NOK 500 000.
The University of Oslo (UiO) jumps 51 places on the Times Higher Education ranking and is now ranked as the 135th best university in the world, compared to 186th in 2014. Better results on the academic reputation survey of the ranking, is the main reason for the improved position.
Deeyah Khan has shed an important light on women’s rights and freedom of speech. Her own story serves as a powerful example. As a young Norwegian-Pakistani musician in Norway she experienced being threatened to silence by conservative forces in the Pakistani environment and had to leave Norway at the age of 17.
On Wednesday 24 June Rector Ole Petter Ottersen received a visit from Dr Admasu Tsegaye, President of Addis Ababa University (AAU) in Ethiopia. AAU is one of UiO’s main partner universities in Africa. The two rectors discussed ways of further strengthening the cooperation between the universities.
The University of Oslo (UiO) has today informed its staff in the Department of Political Science that Anders Behring Breivik has applied for admission to the bachelor's programme in political science from the autumn semester 2015.