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Published Mar. 2, 2018 12:38 PM

We are approaching the end of this year's Speak up campaign. Throughout this past week we have had Speak up stands at faculties and at the University Library. It has been written and talked about the Speak up system on several channels.

On Tuesday, the Student Committee at the Faculty of Theology arranged a meeting on sexual harassement at the Science Library - a meeting without strong antagonisms, but offering a low-key and good conversation with student focus. For those who were not there - see the streaming (Norwegian)

Speak up - contribute to a good learning environment!

We hope that the activities this week have made many more of you aware that there is a channel to speak up about rela...

Published Feb. 28, 2018 2:09 PM

Dear student,

We want you to feel well. If anything in your learning environment bothers or worries you – speak up!

On you can let us know about bad, stupid or dangerous things. Does something make you happy, tell us about that too.

At UiO we don’t want bullying, discrimination and harassment. Speak up and make UiO an even better place to study.


Jens Lægreid, Student Parliament Leader and Svein Stølen, Rector

Published Feb. 21, 2018 9:42 AM

Do you write articles that cite other papers? Are you tired of struggling with citations and reference lists or with tools that are supposed to help you with these? Then this workshop is for you.

A free open source reference management tool Zotero helps you build your own reference library, organize it, share it, collaborate with other researchers and easily cite as you write using different citation styles as required by the journals. Master Zotero and you will free a lot of mind space and valuable time for the more analytical and creative bits of your research process.

Please bring a laptop with you to the course, and make sure either Word, LibreOffice, OpenOffice or NeoOffice is installed. It is recommended to create a Zotero account and install Zotero for Firefox, prior to the course.

Sign up here (in Norwegian only)/Meld deg på:...

Published Feb. 12, 2018 10:00 AM

Are you having a digital examination in Silurveien 2 this semester? Come to the examination venue and take a test examination:

  • March 2 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • April 23 10:AM - 2:00 PM


Most of the exams at the Faculty of Social Sciences are digital this semester. Please check the semester page for your courses to see if your exams are digital, and where the examination will take place.

See more information about the events here.


Published Feb. 2, 2018 2:02 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 consultants. 

Opening hours spring 2018: Mondays 12–16, Wednesdays 16-20, Thursdays 12–16. Changes may occur. 
We are located at the Georg Sverdrup's house at Blindern, Library of the Humanities and the Social Sciences, ground floor. 

More information

Published Jan. 29, 2018 11:05 AM
  • Starting from spring 2018 the deadline for handing in your dictionary is minimum three working days prior to the examination.
  • You must hand in the dictionary to SV-info before 3 p.m. the day the deadline expires.
  • Please read more about using a dictionary in examinations.



Contact SV-info.

Published Jan. 8, 2018 9:29 AM

The Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo has developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled "What Works: Promising Practices in International Development".

A revised version of this MOOC, which was first offered in 2015, will be launched on 26 February 2018.

Sign up details

With contributions from an interdisciplinary group of researchers and development specialists based at University of Oslo, Stanford University, University of Malawi, and China Agricultural University, this free MOOC explores promising strategies in international aid related to agriculture, public health, governance, a...

Published Jan. 5, 2018 12:32 PM

Skriver du masteroppgave i et Oslo-relatert tema?

Søk Osloforskning-stipend!

Osloforskning er et samarbeid mellom Oslo kommune og Universitetet i Oslo som skal bidra til å fremme forskning og rekruttering til forskning som henter sitt tema fra Oslo.

Neste søknadsfrist er 15. februar 2018, mer informasjon finner du her

Osloforskning announces grants for postgraduate students. Twice a year, master's level students can apply for grants of 30,000 NOK for work on master's theses having topics related to Oslo.

Please note that all applicants must be affiliated with the University of Oslo. The scholarship is advertised twice a year with application deadlines 15 February in the spring semester and 15 September in the autumn semester. Find more information...

Published Dec. 19, 2017 3:24 PM

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. 

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 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