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News about the corona situation

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Published May 8, 2020 4:00 PM

In the course of next week, UiO will allow for more students and staff to gain access to campus, following new signals from the Ministry of Education and Research, and changes in the infection control rules. Anyone returning to campus must complete a 15-minute infection prevention course.

Woman holding campus maps
Published May 8, 2020 2:59 PM

We are heading towards a reopened university but autumn will present some challenges. Over the last few days, an increasing number of UiO's partner universities in Europe and the rest of the world have announced that next semester they will not send out nor receive exchange students from institutions in other countries.

Skrivementorer veileder i zoom
Published May 4, 2020 1:48 PM

The Academic Writing Centre is a consultation service for students and faculty at the UiO.  Although the campus is closed, the centre is open online for all inquiries about the study situation in general and essay writing in particular.

Bildet kan inneholde: blomst, blomstrende plante, anlegg, tommie krokus, petal.
Publisert 23. apr. 2020 19:02

Vi har vært gjennom noen svært vanskelige uker. Jeg vil takke alle på det varmeste for imponerende innsats, mye tålmodighet og sterk solidaritet. Vi er nå på vei inn i en ny «normalisert» hverdag, og da er det på sin plass å se fremover mot lysere tider og med håp i blikket.

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We have been through some very difficult weeks. I want to extend my warmest thanks for all of your impressive efforts, patience and strong solidarity. We are now moving towards a “normalised” everyday life, and that makes it appropriate to look ahead to brighter times with hope in our eyes.

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Published Apr. 21, 2020 9:11 AM

Norwegian health authorities warn that there will likely be various forms of corona measures in place throughout 2020. This will affect how many people can gather in groups. The University of Oslo is therefore planning for digital teaching in fall as well.

Bildet kan inneholde: begivenhet, samfunnet.
Publisert 8. apr. 2020 10:31

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,

And spills the upper boulders in the sun;

And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.”….

                                                                                   Robert Frost, Mending Wall

Announcement of the idea competition featuring a coronavirus-shaped lightbulb
Published Apr. 2, 2020 3:04 PM

Inven2 is organizing an exceptional idea competition due to the ongoing pandemic. Are you a student or employee at the University of Oslo or in the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and have a good idea for an innovative product or service? Then you can take part in the Idea Prize and win NOK 100,000 as well as advice and help to take the idea to market.

Illustrasjoner av videomøter
Published Apr. 1, 2020 11:15 AM

Recently, UiO started using Zoom for both digital teaching and video meetings, and the use of Zoom at UiO has seen tremendous growth in the past weeks. But with the use of new tools new questions arise. Here, UiO's head of IT security Espen Grøndahl answers the most important questions.

Image may contain: Stethoscope, Face, Stethoscope, Skin, Cheek.
Published Mar. 19, 2020 4:57 PM

Health science students at UiO are a valuable resource in the current situation faced by our healthcare system. Earlier this week, the Directorate of Health asked all qualified personnel to sign up, and now the students can also be contacted directly to work as reserve staff in the national health service.

Bildet kan inneholde: bygning, klassisk arkitektur, arkitektur, landemerke, tinghus.
Publisert 14. mars 2020 14:15

This has been an extremely demanding week. Day by day, it became clearer that we had to increase our efforts to protect ourselves against the coronavirus (COVID-19). The seriousness of the situation was emphasised when the Government on Thursday introduced the most stringent measures ever in peacetime. Now, as a university and as individuals, we must do everything we can to contribute to the national and global «dugnad» that we all are part of right now.