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Published Sep. 25, 2017 10:51 AM

Illicit trade in cultural artefacts destroys historical knowledge and finances terrorism. “Professionals have to say no to authenticating cultural artefacts of questionable or dubious ownership history,” says researcher Josephine Munch Rasmussen.

Published Sep. 18, 2017 10:09 AM

We had a full house when Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, visited Oslo on September 6. He gave a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells – and participated in a panel discussion on implications of stem cell therapy for patients and society. Watch the videos and see pictures from the events.

Published Sep. 12, 2017 3:49 PM

Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen visited UiO today with promises of a start-up grant for UiO's new life science building

Vote leave campaign poster
Published Sep. 5, 2017 5:09 PM

European integration was long seen as unproblematic. Then Brexit came as a shock. ‘The world is changing, and it's both exciting and frightening,’ Professor Johan P. Olsen says. 

Published Sep. 5, 2017 4:53 PM

New research from PluriCourts reveals a tight network of actors shifting between the roles of lawyer and arbitrator in investment treaty arbitration. 

Bilde av forskerne
Published Sep. 1, 2017 2:32 PM

In the future, it will be possible to personalise your cancer treatment to you and your genes. Jian Gao is one of the contributors to the cancer treatment of the future.

Published Aug. 30, 2017 12:03 PM

In cooperation with NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, scientists at the University of Oslo are now set to reveal the mysteries of physics in the atmosphere by launching eleven rockets.

Published Aug. 21, 2017 2:09 PM

SUM is happy to announce that Kristian Bjørkdahl has joined the Centre as a postdoctoral fellow. His position is part of a UiO:Norden programme, Nordic Branding, in which SUM is a central partner.

Published Aug. 21, 2017 1:01 PM

Apply UiO:Life Science for support for internationalization, conferences and other events. The application deadline is 1st of December 2017.

Published Aug. 15, 2017 10:28 AM

What are the main challenges in creating sustainable development? SUMs newest master students will have several courses on themes such as consumption and energy, global governance, global health, poverty and development among others.

Published Aug. 11, 2017 9:54 AM

From July 1st Sidsel Roalkvam is the new Director at SUM.

Illustration of a girl with two icecones in her hand
Published Aug. 7, 2017 10:23 AM

Here is the new dietary advice on which types of fat, and in which quantities, are best for your child.

Published July 7, 2017 11:37 AM

While the differences between rich and poor have never been higher across OECD-countries, new research suggests that increased inequality can lead to higher risk of violence, racism, and extremism.

Gjørv commission at Utøya
Published July 3, 2017 10:29 AM

The 22 July Commission in Norway was closed and dominated by directors and experts. The Commission for Nuclear Waste Storage in Germany was open and dominated by expert groups and politicians. Which was better?

Overheatings project group at the closing conference.
Published June 29, 2017 11:37 AM

The Closing Conference of Overheating was held June 1, at the House of Literature in Oslo. The event was streamed live and is now available to watch in the following videos.

Published June 27, 2017 10:02 AM

The exhibition "Bel Suol d’Amore: The Scattered Colonial Body", by artist Leone Contini and curator Arnd Schneider, will be displayed at the Museo delle Civiltà in Rome from June 24 to July 9. 

Published June 26, 2017 8:03 AM

Norwegian immigration authorities are on the lookout for shame, taboo and stigma when they assess the sexual orientation of asylum seekers. This practice is problematic and may violate human rights, says a researcher.

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.

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.