Research news

Published June 22, 2017 3:08 PM

UiO:Life Science plans the launch of the SPARK innovation programme, developed by Stanford University. The goal is to get more innovation out of basic research. The other two European SPARK programs visit Oslo this summer to share their experiences, and one of UiO's PhD students will test the program's summer school in Japan.

Published June 22, 2017 3:08 PM

The board of UiO:Life Science has decided to support the newly established School of Health Innovation at UiO, NTNU and Karolinska Institutet. With this UiO:Life Science wants to contribute to establish a new strong player in the UiO ecosystem of innovation.

Folder with the title "Denied"
Published June 22, 2017 1:16 PM

After almost six and half years of waiting, Professor Ole Kristian Fauchald has finally received an answer to his complaint on the lack of access to information from the government. The complaint, which has made its way through national and international bodies, points to great weaknesses in the right to information in public processes.

Illustration of Shinya Yamanaka by Andy Potts.
Published June 22, 2017 11:11 AM

Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, will visit Oslo on September 6. He will give a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells – and participate in a panel discussion about the ethical aspects of stem cell therapy. The events are open to all.

Photo of a tray with streptococcus pneuoniae bacteria held up by a hand with blue plastic gloves
Published June 9, 2017 12:26 PM

Imagine if we could talk to bacteria and tell them what they should do, or perhaps even better: what they should not do! This scenario is not so distant from what a research group at the University of Oslo (UiO) is working towards

Published June 1, 2017 4:14 PM

Economists have a large impact on policy-making, Johan Christensen writes in his latest book, where he reveals that neutral bureaucrats do not exist.

Published May 31, 2017 11:09 AM
Published May 31, 2017 11:07 AM

On February 22 the UiO:Nordic Board decided to grant funding to 3 UiO:Nordic workshops

The sign outside the International Criminal Court
Published May 29, 2017 8:22 AM

In April more than 30 people were killed by a chemical weapon attack in Syria. Despite clear evidence that serious international crimes have been committed, and despite numerous calls to hold those responsible to account, the international criminal justice system seems, at present at least, to be impotent.

Published May 23, 2017 2:09 PM

The problem of learning in aid evaluation has been debated for decades – but it is still as challenging as ever. A new research report explores how learning and accountability in practice are hard to reconcile.

Published May 18, 2017 2:55 PM

Heavy air pollution has led to increased environmental consciousness in China. A growing number of apps now allow people to check local air quality. Apps also serve as tools for political activism.

Published May 15, 2017 4:24 PM

At the life science lunches in March and April researchers from five different faculties at UiO talked about their innovative life science research across disciplines. Watch the recordings of the lunches.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published May 5, 2017 2:22 PM

What do you do when a global cooperation pollutes your hometown, while the owners live on a different continent? Who can you complain to when your job is moved to China? The research project Overheating has studied local consequences of globalization.

The closing conference was June 1.

Researchers in the project Life Science
Published May 3, 2017 11:13 AM

Large application granted. The vision of the convergence environment is to understand how environmental and social processes and their relationships dictate flows and impacts of anthropogenic toxicants from electronic waste.

Published Apr. 25, 2017 11:03 AM

Children born without the ability to get several permanent teeth, known as severe hypodontia, must expect to be "eternal patients". A new doctoral thesis from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Oslo has examined how it is possible to better help these children.

Published Apr. 25, 2017 8:19 AM

The professor whose face is emblazoned on the Norwegian 200-kroner banknote was forgotten for nearly 60 years. Today he is considered one of Norway’s greatest researchers ever.

Published Apr. 24, 2017 5:17 PM

Burial mounds may equally well mark the tomb of a house as that of a human, archaeologist argues.

Published Apr. 18, 2017 12:46 PM

Apply UiO:Life Science for support for internationalization, trainee positions in the life science industry, conferences and other events. The application deadline was 1st of June 2017 for all the calls.

Picture of bowls of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
Published Apr. 18, 2017 8:54 AM

There appears to be no end to the health benefits of the much-lauded antioxidants. Now it seems that they can also play a role in whether implants inserted into the body end up being a success or the cause of complications.

Published Mar. 29, 2017 3:40 PM

The first annual prize will be awarded on April 24th 2017.

Published Mar. 28, 2017 12:32 PM

200ノルウェークローネ紙幣に肖像が採用されたほどの著名であったのに、60年近く忘れられていたこの教授は、今日、ノルウェーの名だたる科学者の一人と評価されています。

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.