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Published Nov. 7, 2017 1:42 PM

The NAFTA renegotiations in a development perspective – Possible economic and social implications


Guest lecture with Dr. Antonio Ortiz-Mena, organized in co-operation with the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo.

Time: Wednesday 15 November, 14:15 – 15:30

Place: Auditorium 6, Eilert Sundts hus, A-blokka, Blindern, University of Oslo

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Published Oct. 18, 2017 11:22 AM

Dear all,

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series, organised as two lectures followed by a discussion:

Theme: Urban Planning, Gentrification and Diversity

Lecture 1: The state-led gentrification of council estates in London and the fight to stay put

By Loretta Lees, University of Leichester


Lecture 2: Place and Displacement: An Assemblage Approach

By Kim Dovey, University of Melbourne


Date: Monday October 23rd

Time: 14:15 - 16:30

Location: Auditorium 4​, Eilert Sundts Hus, University of Oslo (Blindern Campus)

About the lectures:

The state-led gentrification of council estates in London and the fight to stay put: Most of inner London is now gentrified and council estates and their tenants are the final gentrification frontier. In this tal...

Published Oct. 4, 2017 10:56 AM

This year it is 100 years since the Institute of Geography was established at the University of Oslo. To celebrate this, we are planning an exhibition at the HUMSAM Library, a panel discussion on the relevance and future development of human geography, and an annual lecture with Professor Mark Pelling. The exhibition opening and panel discussion will take place in Norwegian, while the annual lecture will be held in English. These activities are now advertised on the Institute's website.

I år er det 100 år siden Geografisk Institutt ble etablert ved Universitetet i Oslo. I den forbindelse planlegger vi en utstilling på HUMSAM-biblioteket, en paneldebatt om samfunnsgeografis relevans og utviklingsmuligheter, og en årsforelesning med Professor Mark Pelling. Utstillingsåpningen og paneldiskusjonen vil skje på norsk, mens årsforelesni...

Published Sep. 21, 2017 8:47 AM

In connection with the UN International Peace Day, we invite you to join us for an exploration of the connection between inner transformation and societal transformation.

This little workshop will include a brief presentation on the topic, followed by an introduction to Heartfulness meditation. The workshop will conclude with tea and time for reflection.             

The workshop takes place today, Thursday September 21st at seminar room 150 in Harriet Holters Hus, from 17:00-19:00

This event is organized by Heartfulness Meditation Oslo ( in collaboration with the AdaptationCONNECTS project at UiO (

Hope many of you will be able to join!

Published Apr. 18, 2017 11:19 AM

From April 18th you are not allowed to wear watches during exams at the University of Oslo. The reason for that is that there is a lot of new smart watches on the market, and it is not possible to distinguish these from the traditional watches. The clocks must henceforth be put in bags, jacket pockets or the like along with mobile phones, MP3 players and other electronic equipment.

Wearing a wristwatch during the examination could be considered an attempt to cheat on an equal footing with other illegal aids. It will be visible clocks in all the examination premises.

Published Apr. 18, 2017 11:07 AM

The lecture Pathways to Healthy Urban Living due to be given today Apr. 24, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM,  Auditorium 2, Georg Sverdrups Hus, Blindern is therefore postponed until a later date.


We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series:

Pathways to Healthy Urban Living

By Martin Dijst

Date: Monday April 24th

Time: 14:15 - 15:30

Location: Auditorium 2, Georg Sverdrups hus, University of Oslo (Bindern Campus)

About the lecture:

Perspectives on health are in transition. First, the interpretation of health is moving away from a one-sided focus on disease itself to the ability of people to adopt and to self-manage all their life domains such as the physical and mental health domains as well as the social domain. Second, exposures to physical, social and economic environments over time in un...

Published Nov. 4, 2016 11:30 AM

Dear all,

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series:

Very particular, or rather universal? Gentrification in London, Berlin and St. Petersburg

By Matthias Bernt,


Date: Monday November 14th

Time: 14:15 - 15:30

Location: Auditorium 5, Eilert Sundts Hus, University of Oslo


About the lecture:

Over the last years, an increasing number of scholarly contributions has questioned the usefulness of the concept of gentrification for cases outside of the context in which the term has originally been developed. This paper builds on this debate and explores the unfolding of gentrification in three contrasting environments. It analyzes the course of urban upgrading in London-Barnsbury, in Prenzlauer Berg in East-Berlin, as well as in the central city of St. Petersburg and argues that while the concept of gentrification provides useful concept...

Published Mar. 3, 2016 8:38 AM

Eliminating hunger and undernutrition is key to ending extreme poverty.

Norad (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) is inviting to 4 days of seminars, with the topic of food security and nutrition in Norwegian aid.

Published Feb. 22, 2016 1:49 PM
Published Jan. 4, 2016 10:56 AM

Technical problems with semester card production, please read more here.

Published Oct. 20, 2015 3:11 PM

Invitation to a public guest lecture hosted by the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo

Dr. Emma Mawdsley (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)

The paradox of DFID: an analysis of UK aid under austerity economics

Date, time and place: Monday 26 October at 16.15-17.30. Eilert Sundt’s building, auditorium 6

Dr. Emma Mawdsley is a Reader in Geography at the University of Cambridge, researching the politics of international development. She has a particular interest in South-South development cooperation, but also in how this growing phenomenon and other national and global shifts are affecting the 'traditional' donors. Recent work includes research on DFID's growing private sector-led growth agenda, which will also be the topic that will be addressed in her guest lecture at UiO.

Published Oct. 12, 2015 9:32 AM
Published Sep. 9, 2015 2:28 PM

If you have a locker, please label this with name and semester within thursday (10 September).

Published Aug. 19, 2015 11:35 AM

Dear new students,

Important deadlines for semester registration and payments are 1. September (autumn semester) and 1. February (spring semester). Every semester you must register as a student and register for courses, you can find more information here.

You register by using the Studentweb (log on to Studenweb and go to 'semester registration').

All courses must be registered within 1. September autumn semester (1. February, spring semester), using the Studentweb. Remember that the student fee also must be paid within these deadlines.

You will find information on the different courses here. By visiting each course, you will find details such as time and place for lectures and exams, syllabu...

Published Aug. 19, 2015 9:38 AM

Welcome meeting for all new students at the masterprogramme in Development Geography is today, Wednesday 19. august at 13:00, Harriet Holters hus 2nd floor (room 241).

We are looking forward to meet you there!

Published Aug. 18, 2015 3:32 PM