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University of Oslo's Annual Festivities 2018

The University of Oslo (UiO) celebrated its 207th birthday on Monday, September 3. In the morning there were short lectures; an award ceremony for excellent master's theses on sustainability; a speech by the leader of the Student parliament Susann Andora Biseth-Michelsen; a cake party; lunch with culture and the Kristine Bonnevie lecture. 

Rector Svein Stølen og Pro-Rector Gro Bjørnerud Mo invited studets and staff to a cake party. Photo: Jarli &Jordan

The day continued in the University Aula with panel debates and lectures on the topic of sustainability and our common future. The University Board's awards and his Royal Highness' Gold Medals were also presented on this day.


Sustainability and our common future

After Rector Svein Stølen's Annual Festivities speech, Dr. Paul Farmer (Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School) held the keynote speech. Professor Dan Banik from the Centre for Development and the Environment was host and moderator. He introduced the researchers and moderated the panel debate with Dr. Paul Farmer, Vice-Rector Åse Gornitzka, Vice Mayor for Environment and Transport, City of Oslo Lan Marie Nguyen Berg, Senior Advisor Thina Saltvedt, Nordea, Sustainable Finance Norway, Undersecretary Jens Frølich Holte, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CEO John-Arne Røttingen, The Research Council of Norway.
After the panel debate, the University of Oslo's five Award winners and the winners of his Royal Highness' Gold Medals received their awards.


Paul Farmer, Thina Saltvedt og John-Arne Røttingen under paneldebatten.Foto: Terje Heiestad
Paul Farmer, Thina Saltvedt and John-Arne Røttingen during the panel debate
Photo: Terje Heiestad

The University Board's Four Awards

These are awarded annually. This year's Award Winners were: 
Research Award: Professor Harald Stenmark, Faculty of Medicine
Education Award: Associate Professor Anne Kveim Lie, Faculty of Medicine
Dissemination Award: Professor Benedicte Bull, Centre for Development and the Environment
Innovation Award: Professor Anne Danielsen og Associate Professor Alexander Refsum Jensenius, The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhytm, Time, and Motion (RITMO)

The Award Winners held short lectures in the University Library (Vilhelm Bjerknes hus)

Published Sep. 5, 2018 10:28 AM - Last modified Sep. 5, 2018 12:43 PM