With Upload Course Video it is easy to upload video to the course schedule, also if you have recordings from Zoom or your own video. Find out more about the new application for uploading recorded lectures and other video resources.
We have reopened the order function in Oria, and you can now order books directly there. The form that has been in use lately has been closed. The Take Away Library continues as before.
Beginning autumn semester 2020, all reading lists will be created and published in Leganto - UiO's new digital reading list system.
On Monday 18 May the first students will be able to return to reading rooms at Blindern, but only after completing an infection prevention course and reserving a seat in one of the reading rooms.
1–6 June, UiO's fixed-term academic staff will elect their representatives on the university board. The candidates' election platform has now been published.
The government is allowing for a larger number of employees to return to their workplace. In order to safeguard infection prevention considerations, the University of Oslo has developed a guide for infection prevention at UiO.
Remember to apply for absence in the HR portal well in advance of your summer holiday. The application must be registered early enough to allow your manager to plan and coordinate so that there is sufficient staff available to maintain operations both during the summer and throughout the year.
Many international students have found themselves in a difficult financial situation as a result of the corona crisis. The University of Oslo has now established an emergency fund to assist them.
Preparations are underway to gradually reopen the buildings at the University of Oslo for both students and staff next week. Infection prevention will be well taken care of.
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.
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.
UiO further expands access to the university's buildings following new signals from the Ministry of Education and Research and changes in the infection control rules. It will open next week for more students and staff to access campus.
Through new agreements with Wiley and Taylor & Francis, students and staff at UiO and OUS now have access to over 120,000 more e-book titles than before. In total, we now have access to over 900,000 e-books in Oria, the library's catalog.
Do you need help or guidance with literature searching or reference management? We now offer drop-in help in Zoom!
Due to the corona situation, the University of Oslo is postponing the conferment of Honorary Doctoral Degrees supposed to take place at the Annual Celebration 2020 on 2 September as well as the conferment of Doctoral Degrees this spring
As there were no counter-candidates the election was canceled. Solveig Kristensen is the new Dean and Bjørn Jamtveit the new Vice Dean from 1 January 2021. They have appointed Knut Mørken as Vice Dean for Education.
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.
As of 1 May, the new temporary folk-server is available to those of you who want to move your personal content from folk.uio.no.
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.
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.
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.
“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
On 7 april, the Norwegian Government announced adjustments to the corona measures which continue to entail a restrictive practice of access to the University's buildings to prevent the spread of infection. As a rule, employees and students must work from home and teaching is provided digitally throughout the semester.
UiO university management has prepared a policy in collaboration with UiB, NTNU and UiT for handling possible extensions for doctoral research fellows.
Health authorities advise us that those who can, should work from home. At the same time, according to the advice of the health authorities, UiO must maintain research that depends on employees having access to laboratories, technical infrastructure and archives. We now ask the faculties to consider which employees need limited access to the university's buildings.