Research news

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.          

Published Feb. 14, 2018 11:12 AM

Ordingsprisen 2017 is awarded to Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée for his article about Norway's role during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published Feb. 14, 2018 10:16 AM

Ever-increasing rapid changes are creating powerlessness, resentment and opportunities all over the world. Through the Overheating project, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and his colleagues have studied how globalisation is changing our homes, workplaces and plans.

Published Feb. 13, 2018 2:29 PM

NordForsk has awarded approximately €4.3 million in funding to the Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World (ReNEW) research consortium. The consortium that brings together UiO and five other universities is led by the Centre for Nordic Studies CENS at the University of Helsinki. Its aim is strategic cooperation for producing new knowledge and a new way of perceiving the Nordic countries, both from within and from a global perspective.

Andrea Owe, Margrethe Voll Storaas and Martin Nyberg are the new Arne Naess stipend students.
Published Feb. 1, 2018 3:28 PM

SUM is happy to announce that three master's students have been granted the Arne Naess stipend for 2018.

Published Feb. 1, 2018 1:14 PM

Six new teams have been admitted to UiO´s innovation programme SPARK Norway. They will develop their ideas within health-related life sciences for the benefit of patients and society.

photo of the European Parliament building in Brussels
Published Jan. 31, 2018 12:09 PM

If the EU admits that it is a federation, the Union might be better able to strike the right balance between the supranational and national levels. Professor John Erik Fossum wants to revive the controversial concept.

Published Jan. 26, 2018 9:15 AM

International law protects fighters and civilians differently. Establishing who has been a victim of a war crime and who has been a lawful casualty of war is not always easy.

Published Jan. 23, 2018 11:16 AM

“Sounds evoke strong memories and emotions in people”, says researcher Ximena Alarcón Díaz. Soon, nine Colombian women will visit UiO to participate in her research experiment.

Published Jan. 9, 2018 2:54 PM

What if you hardly ever consume soft drinks or eat anything acidic, but still have dental erosion on your teeth? Do genes play a role? And does it matter if you are a boy or a girl?

Published Jan. 9, 2018 11:25 AM

A new chance to sign up to the successful MOOC which starts February 26.

Teeth inside a mouth, where one of the front teeth is substituted with an empty room and an implant is visible in the gum
Published Jan. 8, 2018 4:37 PM

Molecules that are more often known for their potential to cause cancer may have a new, health-promoting role.  Scientists are now discovering how these «radicals» may be used to prevent infections and promote the long-term success of dental implants.

Published Jan. 4, 2018 1:46 PM

We see a change from a focus on the dramatic consequences of climate change to a larger focus on technological solutions. Will this make us equipped to engage in the battle for a climate friendly future?

Published Dec. 15, 2017 8:50 AM

The new innovation programme SPARK Norway at UiO has admitted the first research groups – so called SPARKees. They will develop their ideas within health-related life sciences further for the benefit of patients and society. 

Kollasj 24 bilder UiO:Livsivtenskap 2017
Published Dec. 14, 2017 10:20 AM

The biggest thing that happened in UiO:Life Science in 2017 was of course the announcement of the start-up grant for the life science building on the national budget for 2018! Read about this and other things that has happened in the initiative so far in 2017.

Published Dec. 7, 2017 3:48 PM

Young people who demonstrate self-harming behaviours often admit that they have also attempted to take their own lives. Treatment directly aimed at combating self-harm and suicide has shown effective results.

Published Dec. 7, 2017 2:25 PM

Analyses of sewage in Oslo reveal misuse of Ritalin, a medication normally given to patients with ADHD.

Published Dec. 7, 2017 10:00 AM

SPARK Norway is a two-year innovation programme to further develop ideas within health-related life sciences for the benefit of patients and society. Researchers from UiO and affiliated research groups at OUS or Ahus can apply UiO:Life Science to be included in the programme.