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Published Dec. 6, 2017 4:10 PM

The registration form for HGO4203 opens today at 17:00. There are limited spaces on this course, but there will also be possible to sign up for the desktop study option, or a waiting list - we might be able to offer more internship places later this month/early January. If you choose to be on the waiting list, please specify if you do want to opt for the desktop study option if there will not be more spaces available

Published Dec. 1, 2017 11:08 AM
Published Nov. 7, 2017 1:43 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

See announcement

Published Oct. 24, 2017 9:00 AM

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


Published Oct. 18, 2017 11:20 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 gentrificati...

Published Oct. 10, 2017 1:10 PM

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series: Debating Global Urbanisms: Beyond the Binaries in Comparative Urban Politics by Jennifer Robinson.

Time and place: Oct. 10, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM

You can find more information here

Published Oct. 3, 2017 9:45 AM

Lurer du på hva du kan jobbe med etter endt utdanning fra Institutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi?

Det finnes samfunnsvitere på alle mulige slags arbeidsplasser og 12. oktober får dere møte tidligere UiO-studenter med grader i kultur- og kommunikasjon, samfunnsgeografi, sosiologi og utviklingsstudier!

Program torsdag 12. oktober

Kl. 14:15 - 17:00: Hva kan du bli?

Sted: Aud. 1, Sophus Bugges hus

Møt tidligere studenter som jobber hos blant annet Folkehelseinstituttet, SAIH, Oslo politidistrikt, Rodeo Arkitekter, Nordea, Transportøkonomisk institutt og WWF.

Du får høre om arbeidsgiverne, arbeidsoppgaver og hvordan våre tidligere studenter får brukt kunnskapen fra studiene i jobbsammenheng.

Servering av kaffe.

Kl. 17.00: Gratis pizza og fest på U1

Fest og pizza krever egen p...

Published Sep. 28, 2017 1:58 PM

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 årsforeles...

Published Sep. 21, 2017 8:50 AM

Den 21. november arrangerer Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi tverrfaglig seminar med tema «Vann—natur, kultur og politikk».

For program, informasjon og påmelding, følg denne lenken til DNVAs nettsider.


Published Sep. 20, 2017 10:39 AM

In connection with the UN International Peace Day, September 21st, ISS invites its Human Geography students to join at a small work shop for an exploration of the connection between inner transformation and societal transformation. The event is followed by an introduction to Heartfulness meditation, and concludes with tea and time for reflection. 

This event is organized in collaboration with the AdaptationCONNECTS project at UiO

Place: Seminar room 101 in Harriet Holters Hus

Time: 17:00-19:00


Published Aug. 22, 2017 3:18 PM

The writing centre is open for all students who wish to improve their own writing. Come and discuss your ideas, drafts and questions with one of our writing mentors.


Published Mar. 31, 2017 8:12 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 Jan. 30, 2017 9:39 AM

From spring semester 2017 we do not send out semester receipt on paper. You can document that you are a student with the digital student ID app on your mobile phone.


Published Jan. 10, 2017 2:30 PM

Wednesday January 18 or Friday January 20 12:15 to 13:00 Sophus Bugges hus, seminarrom 1

Learn to navigate our library and gain insight into academic writing and citation:

  • How to properly cite your sources in a paper
  • How to make a list of references
  • The different styles of reference
  • Tips about how to write a good paper