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GLOBUS workshop participants
Published Mar. 24, 2017 2:15 PM

GLOBUS researchers gathered in Oslo on 19 and 20 January 2017 to discuss how to make sense of the EU’s contribution – if any – to a rightful world order.

Published Mar. 21, 2017 10:13 AM

In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little nano-tricks.

Published Mar. 15, 2017 4:59 PM

Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion (RITMO) is awarded Centre of Excellence status. – This is an incredible opportunity, rejoice the Centre leaders Anne Danielsen and Alexander Refsum Jensenius.

Published Mar. 14, 2017 12:03 PM

For over 70 years seven different countries have claimed sovereignty over parts of Antarctica. But are these claims legitimate? This issue is now going to be considered by a group of philosophers.

Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacterium
Published Mar. 13, 2017 9:02 AM

Researchers have found a new method to develop antibiotics that are tailored to kill multi-resistant bacteria.

Hillary Clinton, Beijing 1995
Published Mar. 8, 2017 3:06 PM

On the International Women's Day, Cathrine Holst warns that the global state of gender equality is under threat. 

Published Mar. 7, 2017 1:51 PM

Experience from the oil and gas industry gave Norway an advantage in the development of offshore wind farms. However, this industry has also made it difficult to achieve continuity in the development of offshore wind power, according to a recent doctorate.

Published Mar. 7, 2017 10:56 AM
Logos collaborators
Published Mar. 3, 2017 10:18 AM

According to the UiO strategy for life sciences, UiO:Life Science shall promote innovation for environment and health. Working groups have started to explore what actions the initiative should take in 2017.

Published Mar. 2, 2017 2:52 PM

Inequalities are increasing globally. Millions of people work for an income that does not provide them with a living, and welfare states and trade unions are under pressure. A basic wage that increases in line with economic progress can reverse this development, according to two leading economists.

Published Mar. 2, 2017 2:51 PM

– There are better ways for a poor country to use its vital tax revenues to ensure sustainable Development.

Close-up of a very dry palate.
Published Feb. 22, 2017 1:54 PM

Today, a minor surgical operation involving extracting a few salivary glands from the lower lip, is one of the steps required to determine whether or not a dry mouth is due to the chronic disorder Sjögren's syndrome. Researchers at the University of Oslo (UiO) are working to simplify the diagnostic process so that a single saliva test may be sufficient.

Collage speakers Oslo Life Science 2017
Published Feb. 22, 2017 9:28 AM

The Oslo Life Science Conference 2017 is over. See pictures, watch videos and download presentations from the main day.

Published Feb. 16, 2017 11:37 AM

South Sudanese women find themselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between traditional, militarised and medicalised views on their reproductive Health.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published Feb. 16, 2017 10:00 AM

- It is all accelerating too violently and too fast and we are lacking restricting mechanisms that would slow us down, says Thomas Hylland Eriksen in an interview with Politiken.

Published Feb. 7, 2017 2:39 PM

Why was Meat free Monday in the Norwegian Armed Forces unsuccessful?

Workshop conveners
Published Feb. 7, 2017 10:16 AM

Things were simpler before. All refugees were political dissidents, and all Europeans were European citizens. Not anymore. The refugee crisis has affected the way we view not only refugees but also European citizens.

Published Feb. 6, 2017 1:28 PM

People face great differences in their access to international courts. "The courts are facing several challenges to become more independent, open, and accessible to the people," says researcher.

University square
Published Feb. 1, 2017 9:00 AM

Half of all Norwegian jobs will require a masters degree in the next ten years. It will therefore be increasingly important to ensure universities' success, says FLAGSHIP researchers to University World News. 

Published Jan. 30, 2017 5:11 PM

We waste enormous amounts of electricity from the wind and sun. Intelligent machines and large batteries will put an end to that Waste.

Image of researchers Tor Erik Rusten and Nadja Katheder. Photo: Øystein H. Horgmo, UiO
Published Jan. 25, 2017 9:22 AM

Researchers at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital have discovered that cancer cells grow by stealing energy from neighbouring cells.

Published Jan. 24, 2017 2:38 PM

Jarle Trondal and Christopher Ansell have written a column for Statecrafting.net, building on their newly published book Governance in Turbulent Times. 

Illustration photo of patient with nurse.
Published Jan. 20, 2017 4:00 AM

A collaboration between the MAGIC non-profit research and innovation programme and the British Medical Journal will enable updated treatment guidelines to reach healthcare professionals more quickly.

Published Jan. 9, 2017 3:08 PM

‘We who live in the wealthiest and happiest countries in the world have plenty of reasons to feel guilty when faced with the poverty and affliction of others,’ says Elisabeth Oxfeldt. She heads a large-scale research project which shows that Scandinavian feelings of guilt can be beneficial.

Published Jan. 9, 2017 2:42 PM

One in every five women in the West has no children. Professor Christina Archetti takes her own life as a starting point when studying why many childless people feel isolated and like failures.