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Published May 25, 2020 2:44 PM

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. 

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Published May 12, 2020 12:29 PM

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. 

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Published May 8, 2020 6:17 PM

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.

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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.

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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.

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Published May 7, 2020 10:02 PM

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.

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Published May 7, 2020 8:55 AM

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Published Apr. 8, 2020 10:12 AM

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.

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Published Apr. 6, 2020 1:21 PM

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.