On Friday, 29 March, the University Board decided to change the University's name to Apollon University. The new name is well grounded in the UiO's history and aims to strengthen the university's international position.
Professor Knut Willem Ruyter has been appointed as academic ombud at the University of Oslo for the next three years. The ombud is independent of the organisation and will, among other things, provide guidance and advice to academic employees who find themselves in difficult research ethical situations.
The University of Oslo’s research leads to new knowledge and innovations. However, our students make the greatest long-term impact for society. See our film "Connecting people and disciplines to solve complex problems".
Both students and employees at UiO should feel safe. If you would like to speak up about something at UiO but are unsure if you should dare to do so, we have created an overview of what happens when a whistleblowing notification is made.
Harassment is not accepted at UiO. The aim of the guidelines is to prevent harassment.
After lengthy negotiations, it is now clear that Norwegian research institutions are unable to reach an agreement with the publisher Elsevier to renew subscriptions.
Students and employees at UiO still have access to electronic journals while UNIT continue to negotiate with the four major academic publishers past the deadline.
Gareth Sullivan and his research group has been selected as one of the academic communities that will help solve the challenges of growing environmentally friendly and ethical meat at an affordable price. For good measure, they may also save endangered species of animals. The news was published in Nature on 6 February.
On February 1, 2019, the register of employees' sideline jobs and owner interests was published and made publicly available on the UiO website.
In the new Government Platform that was presented on Thursday evening, the Government makes it clear that they want to start building a new Viking Age Museum.
The University of Oslo has recruited Dr Janna Saarela, Research Director of Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), the Finnish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership, as the new Director of Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM).
Due to forecasted strong winds the Natural History Museum including the Botanical Garden will be closed from 14:00 and the rest of the evening Friday September 21.
A research group at ARENA Centre for European Studies headed by Prof. John Erik Fossum has succeeded in a highly competitive bid for international research funding. ARENA is celebrating the success.
Johannes Hov has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of EUR 1,5 million to further develop his research on the importance of intestinal bacteria as a cause of disease.
The Faculty of Medicine has received funding for a new, major international postdoctoral programme – Scientia Fellows II – in which both career development for young and promising researchers and innovation are important cornerstones. Major partners from the health industry are collaborating partners.
SPARK Norway is a two-year innovation programme to further develop ideas within health-related life sciences for the benefit of patients and society. Researchers from UiO and affiliated research groups at OUS or Ahus can apply UiO:Life Science to be included in the programme.
As the first foreign organisation, the China Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights received the Li Buyun Law Price this week.
Professor of medicine Michael Bretthauer of the Clinical Effectiveness Research Group at the University of Oslo will be the first European editor of the prestigious journal Annals of Internal Medicine. This journal is considered one of the leading medical journals, and Bretthauer will help strengthen the journal's focus on European research.
Man-made pollutants, the peculiar immune system of codfish, embryonic development and new technology to handle both disease and pollutants. This will be studied in five new convergence environments at the University of Oslo.
According to the UiO strategy for life sciences, UiO:Life Science shall promote innovation for environment and health. Working groups have started to explore what actions the initiative should take in 2017.
The merger between Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) and the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo (BiO) formally came into effect on 2 January 2017.