UiO's Human Rights Award 2020 goes to the Congolese agronomist Marcelline Budza. Mrs. Budza is awarded the prize for her work in securing women's financial rights and increasing their participation in society through the coffee cooperative Rebuild Women's Hope. The award marks the start of this year's Oslo Peace Days.
The sketch applications for the Research Council's announcement of new Centers of Excellence (SFF) reflect that we are a research-intensive broad-based university. We recently submitted a total of 57 sketches. At the same time, we applied for research infrastructure of national importance for more than NOK 3 billion.
The government aims to co-locate parts of the research activities at Oslo University Hospital in the Life Science Building.
The International Summer School at UiO (ISS) was one of the summer schools in the world that did not cancel due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but instead offered a comprehensive digital alternative. The result has been unexpectedly good, with an overwhelmingly positive response from students.
The University of Oslo will facilitate student exchange in Europe in the Spring semester 2021. However, the continuing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 situation means that UiO will not open for exchange outside Europe.
Four out of seven Norwegian recipients of the European Research Council's (ERC) Starting Grants are from UiO. The ERC announced the awards today.
Budget cuts in the Life Science Building project will have serious consequences for UiO and for Norway's investment in knowledge and innovation. The building is pivotal to the further development and modernisation of the University of Oslo, and to the development of the innovation district Oslo Science City.
Starting spring 2021, master’s students at UiO can strengthen their academic and environmental skills with a cross-disciplinary green Honours Certificate.
How universal are human rights? What is their function? For the past 10 years, students have come from all over the world to discuss and acquire critical perspectives on human rights at the International Summer School at UiO.
The university has made plans for the start of studies and teaching in autumn 2020. There will be a mix of digital and physical offerings, and students will be well received in buddy groups as well as groups for teaching.
The International Summer School kicks off on June 22, this year in a fully-digital format. Promoting global community and cross-cultural academic exchange is more important than ever.
Many people miss having access to the Botanical Garden. Now the University of Oslo is working towards a careful reopening of the garden, but we must still take infection control measures.
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.
In 2019, 1583 doctorates were awarded in Norway. 483 of them were at UiO, an increase of 15 from the previous year.
Do you want to make Oslo more sustainable and at the same time gain credits and work-related experience? Collaboration, urban development and sustainability are keywords for the course CityStudio Oslo, which is now recruiting a new cohort of students for autumn 2020.
Through knowledge, responsibility and commitment we shall contribute to a sustainable future.
We have shaped society for over 200 years and are a leading European university. For the next ten years, the University will promote independent, pioneering and long-term research and offer outstanding education. We will strengthen the dialogue with the outside world and contribute to the use of knowledge.