Save the date: UiO:Energy Forum 2017, 24-25 April
What is the role of scientific research in shaping public discourse, and how can universities contribute to the energy transition?
Monday 24 April
The first day of the seminar will cover the role of science in modern society as well as the importance of transdisciplinary research.
Professor Venkatesh “Venky” Narayanamurti will kick off the seminar, followed by perspectives from Norwegian government representatives, industry and the higher education sector.
Professor Venky interacted closely with Fred Kavli, and the seminar is held in the spirit of Fred Kavli, focusing on the progress of scientific research in the future. The seminar is inspired by Narayanamurti and Odomosu's book Cycles of Invention and Discovery – Rethinking the Endless Frontiers.
Tuesday 25 April
We invite researchers and stakeholders to discuss how the higher education sector can contribute to advancing new ways of using energy to halt global climate change and tackle environmental challenges. Creating a low-carbon society is one of today’s greatest challenges.
The UiO:Energy approach is interdisciplinary, and we believe that by bringing together expertise from law, the social sciences, humanities, technology and the natural sciences, we can find new solutions for clean, affordable and reliable energy sources.
In short, how can we respond to the challenges raised by the greater society?
We invite researchers and leaders covering the four focal areas of UiO:Energy to discuss potential collaborative areas within research and education, and challenge ourselves to accelerate the research process through cross-disciplinary work inside and outside our institutions.