Climate and Society: Transformations in the 21st Century
Climate change is raising profound challenges at every level, and to every part and member of society. Confronting and resolving issues regarding both causes and consequences of climate change is of utmost urgency. This calls for collaboration and knowledge-sharing that crosses disciplines and borders.
All undergraduate and postgraduate students from all countries and academic disciplines are invited to participate in the first Bergen International Student Conference, hosted by the University of Bergen.
The 2018 conference will take place on the 5th and 6th of April.
Osloforskning is a collaboration between the City of Oslo and the University of Oslo and is intended to promote research and recruitment to research that derives its theme from Oslo.
Master's level students can apply for grants of 30,000 NOK for work on master's theses having topics related to Oslo.
Application deadline: 15th February 2018
Are you an international student looking for a full time, professional job in Norway after graduation?
The Career Centre at the University of Oslo offers a 3 hour workshop on job search in Norway and a job interview workshop. The presentations will be in English.
We encourage all international students looking for a part time job in Norway to come to this information meeting.
Click on the link above and get more information about time and place.
The Police registration for non-EU students today between 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM will take place in the Sports Building at Blindern campus, please see the following details: http://www.uio.no/english/studies/new-student/events/police-registration-help.html
We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Norwegian Latin America Research Network (NorLARNet) invites all master students in Norway who (will) write their thesis about a topic from Latin America, to a two-days course to exchange experiences and discuss their theses with senior academic staff.
Travel and accommodation will be economically supported.
The course is intended for all students who have started to work on their thesis, no matter when they started the master studies.
Time: 15 – 16 February 2018
Place: Haraldsheim, Oslo
Dear all master students planning to write their thesis during autumn 2018 or spring 2019,
The Department will host a meeting about obtaining a supervisor, planning and writing your thesis and expectations.
The meeting will be held February 1 at 16:15 – 18:00 in auditorium 2, ES.
In addition to giving you practical information, we have invited external researchers to talk about their projects. This might give you an opportunity to join in on some of their projects or get ideas for topics or themes for your thesis.
Some of the researchers will stay after the meeting has finished so you will have a chance to discuss your thesis prospect with them.
Pizza will be served after the meeting.
We hope to see you all there!
The Department of Economics
At the University of Oslo you use the same username and password to log in to computers and to the different IT services.
Some students have received their username for the IT services on SMS.
Received your username
If you have received your username on SMS, you can set a password using the Password services-portal.
Not received your username
If you did not receive the SMS, please collect your username at Houston IT services or The IT/AV service at the Faculty of Social Sciences after arrival in Oslo.
Lurer du på hva du skal skrive masteroppgave om? Er du interessert i bærekraft, ESG og hedgefond?
Formuesforvaltning lyser ut et masteroppgaveprosjekt om nettopp dette for studenter på samfunnsøkonomi. Les mer her.
The programme Council has concluded that the restrictions list for taking exams needs to be revised. Several courses at the Department of Economics have restrictions, which prevents students from attending courses at lower levels if they have already passed specific courses at 2000, 3000 and 4000 level. It is not possible to improve grades in the courses which have restrictions. For it to be possible to take the courses one last time before the restrictions are effectful, they will be in effect from spring 2019
New restrictions from spring 2019 (Last updated 04.12.2017)
Professor Olivier Blanchard is the president elect of the American Economic Association and senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
In his Haavelmo lecture Blanchard asks: Should we reject the natural rate of unemployment hypothesis?
Time: 4 December 2017, at 14:15.15:30
Place: Auditorium 1, Eilert Sundts hus
We are serving coffe, clementines and gingerbread cookies from 14:00. Everyone are welcome!
Calculators can be used on some of our ECON-exams. Starting spring 2018 only two different calculator types are authorized for use at the Department of Economics:
- Aurora HC106 - a very simple calculator with most basic functions
- Casio FX-85EX - which is a scientific calculator with 274 functions
It is important that you know whether it is allowed to use a calculator on your exam and which type that is allowed. For more information about resources allowed on your exam, please see “Examination support material” on each course page.
You can buy the calculators at Akademika bookstore at Blindern, or online.
The Department is currently reviewing our study programs, with the aim of improving the programs. In this process we would greatly benefit from feedback from the students, in order to make us better informed about what changes we should make and what should be left as it is.
Results and comments will be:
- considered when reviewing the program structure
- used as evaluation of teachers
- used as follow-up of teachers and single courses
- considered when recruiting new teachers
We therefore ask you to spend a short amount of time responding to questions about the courses given in 2017. You should have received the web survey on your UiO-email.
We hope for the same high student participation as one year ago. The student evaluation we conducted then has been very useful to the Department, by giving feedback on each course and for planning of the overall programs.
Studiebarometeret is a national survey asking students about their satisfaction with the programme they are following.
How to answer the survey
A personal link to the survey is sent to 2nd and 5th year students. You can answer the survey using the link you have received on e-mail or SMS with an invitation.
The results are published at studiebarometeret.no.
Towards the end of the semester, the Department will conduct a survey among the students to obtain views on the study programs. However, if you already now have suggestions or comments concerning teaching in a single course, we encourage you to send it to the lecturer, to the course contact student (please see the semester page for contact information) or to the administration (email@example.com). The administration and the contact students will forward your comments to the lecturer in an anonymized form.
If you plan to submit your thesis in May 2018, remember to hand in your project plan and signed contract of supervision at the Department reception (12th floor, ES) within October 16.
We want to draw your attention to the Summer school of the Norwegian Finance Initiative (NFI). The summer school is intended to be an appetizer for top students that may have an interest in pursuing a PhD in finance. It will be organized from June 18-22, 2018. Please see this link for more information.