During the last two weeks, the University of Oslo has been notified of six cases of confirmed Covid-19 relating to four students and two employees. These are in isolation and information has been sent to those affected about what to do.
This year's publishing quotas in the "Publish and Read"-agreements with Wiley, Taylor & Francis and Springer are soon used up. Open access is ensured by self-archiving to DUO via Cristin.
2020 will be remembered as the year when our society was shaken by the outbreak of the coronavirus. Measures that many of us had never experienced have been put in place to protect us. How does this affect our mental health?
We are introducing meråpent library in Georg Sverdrups hus on certain times of the week from Monday September 7. Meråpent library (More Open Library) means that the library is unstaffed, and the building is closed, but you can access with your UiO student- or staff card.
On 1 September all content on the Folk-server will be unpublished.
Today, the government issued a recommendation on the use of face masks amongst others on public transport in Oslo and to and from Oslo. Face masks are also recommended in special situations where there is close contact with other people.
On Friday 14 August, there will be a small change in Zoom at UiO. It consists of that when you create a new meeting, whether it is a lecture or a meeting with many or few participants, the setting for the meeting to be password protected will be pre-selected
The government updated the guidelines for infection prevention on Friday 7 August 2020. The guidelines are largely in accordance with UiO’s existing plans for the start of semester.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Georg Sverdrups hus is open. The other libraries keep their take away library open, but with reduced opening hours. We are planning to run as normal, with normal opening hours for all our libraries, from 10 August, provided the situation allows for this.
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 feeling of being part of something larger» is the theme of this year's Oslo Pride week. The corona pandemic has awakened this feeling in all of us and shown how fundamental this perspective is. This year, UiO marks its involvement in the fight against prejudice and for human rights with flagged buildings and digital events. Join us - all is love!
This year's election of representatives of the group of fixed-term academic staff on the University Board has now been completed. Kjersti Lohne was elected as representative and Elisabet Garcia Gonzalez and Sjur Atle Furali as deputy representatives for the period 1 August, 2020, to 31 July, 2021.
On Thursday, 11 June, all staff are invited to UiO's summer activity day. You may join a bike ride to Kikut, a hike to Vettakollen or opt for «Skinnelangs Vammabanen», i.e. hiking along disused railway tracks at Askim. Sign up by 9 June.
1–6 June, UiO's fixed-term academic staff elect their representatives on the University Board. Read about the candidates' election platform and cast your ballot!
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.
Beginning autumn semester 2020, all reading lists will be created and published in Leganto - UiO's new digital reading list system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.