Research news

Published May 24, 2018 3:41 PM

New panel director, renewed advisory board, and an upcoming conference on Universal Health Coverage and health inequities: the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health is changing!

Published May 22, 2018 2:36 PM

In the UiO’s papyrus collection are receipts, passport stamps and personal texts about love.

Published May 16, 2018 11:38 AM

The excellent lectures from Kathleen Blee and Michael Kimmel are now available online.

Published May 16, 2018 11:37 AM

Andrea Rinaldis lecture Ezra Pound's influence on post-war fascism  is finaly online.

Illustration photo woods
Published May 16, 2018 9:26 AM

Why are the Nordic countries ranked as the world’s best countries to live in? And can their good fortune last?

The Crown Price and his family in bunads. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix
Published May 15, 2018 2:17 PM

Can anyone wear a bunad? Is it a real bunad if it is made in China? Is it a symbol of origin and roots or a nationalistic symbol? Thomas Hylland Eriksen explains the Norwegian obsession with this tradional garment.

Published May 14, 2018 10:38 AM

By moving your mobile phone in the air you can search for music in the library. A new app makes it possible.

Published May 9, 2018 2:29 PM

What makes closely related languages have a different word order? This is what researchers in the Faculty of Humanities will find out.

Published May 9, 2018 12:45 PM

How democratic was Norway in 1814? A new dataset allows you to explore the different dimensions of democracy from 1789 until now.

Published May 3, 2018 2:36 PM

Damaging your body may be a way to control negative emotions. New research from UiO shows that young people also use self-harm to communicate and share difficult feelings, which they are unable to express in words.

Internship student
Published Apr. 24, 2018 11:40 AM

Master's students at SUM can now put theoretical knowledge into practice through a new internship course.

Published Apr. 23, 2018 2:46 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard was criticized for writing too fast. His reviewers felt it affected the quality of his work. The same view dominated in the seventeenth century. The ideal was that writers should take their time.

Published Apr. 20, 2018 9:51 AM

An article written by Desmond McNeill et al. is selected as one of top 10 articles on power in health.

Container Ships being built in Subic, Philippines. Photo: Wonho Lee
Published Apr. 18, 2018 12:40 PM

Most commodities in circulation on this planet are transported on container ships before they end up in stores. But what do we know about the ships? What about the people who build them, work on them, and finally take them apart?

Published Apr. 6, 2018 8:26 AM

A new project strive to understand how the dynamics of the oil industry global supply chain can contribute to Norway's ability to maintain its position as a leading exporter of offshore technology and to facilitate the optimal use of Norway's own petroleum resources

Published Apr. 5, 2018 9:30 AM

UiO:Life Science shall recruit, educate and develop talents. Before Christmas the initiative announced that students could apply for summer research projects. The board has decided that as many as 66 students will be offered a project in 2018.

The face of Mario Draghi. he is the President of the European Central Bank. Blue background.
Published Apr. 3, 2018 8:16 PM

During the euro crisis, the European Central Bank carved out a new and more significant role for itself. While many agree that this saved the euro in the short term, new research by Jørgen Bølstad at ARENA suggests that the ECB’s new role as a lender of last resort may also prevent future crises.

Published Mar. 16, 2018 3:31 PM

The Nordic societies are more complex than indicated by the one-sided endorsements and collective praise. In many areas, the experiences of the five countries differ widely, and Nordic responses to global challenges are full of ambiguities and paradoxes.

Published Mar. 9, 2018 1:37 PM

It was previously believed that altarpieces from the late Middle Ages were made in Germany. New research shows that several of them were made in Norway.

Traffic in Guangzhou
Published Mar. 8, 2018 11:11 AM

Restrictions on car use have created a lot of debate in Norwegian cities. In the Chinese city Guangzhou, the introduction of an unconventional car ownership quota has met surprisingly little opposition.

Published Mar. 1, 2018 2:07 PM

The centre Quality in Nordic Teaching (QUINT) will contribute to new insights concerning teaching and learning, by studying classrooms in the Nordic countries.

Published Feb. 28, 2018 2:08 PM

Thanks to all who attended Oslo Life Science – Investing in health and environment – 12–15 February 2018. See pictures and watch videos from the events. We hope to see all of you again at Oslo Life Science 2019. 

Published Feb. 26, 2018 10:14 AM

Social media can increase happiness and nurture your social circle. But depending on who you are, social media can potentially also make you unhappy and more isolated.

Published Feb. 21, 2018 11:17 AM

A frequent problem in orthodontic practice is that the teeth do not remain in their new positions. Can a protein prevent teeth from moving in the mouth?

Published Feb. 20, 2018 1:55 PM

Companies as Google and Facebook collect, aggregate and use personal information of the users. The accumulation of information gives limitless knowledge about  individuals and represents a privacy risk. 

NRCCL-researcher Samson Esayas has been invited to present his research to the U.S. Senate on February 27.