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Published Apr. 8, 2020 10:43 AM

Students and staff at UiO loses access to the newspaper archive Atekst from Retriever, after this year's budget for the service has been used up.

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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.

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Published Apr. 6, 2020 12:49 PM

The week after Easter, the University Library will open a limited service for collecting highly needed material from our printed collections. The service will be offered within the national guidelines for infection control. It is not possible to return any books to the Library until we are up and running with normal services again. 

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Published Apr. 3, 2020 6:42 PM

For the first time in almost 75 years, the International Summer School (ISS) at the University of Oslo, will not take place with students visiting Oslo from around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic is to blame. The ISS will be exploring opportunities to create virtual classes instead. 

Announcement of the idea competition featuring a coronavirus-shaped lightbulb
Published Apr. 2, 2020 3:04 PM

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.

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Published Apr. 2, 2020 12:01 PM

Do you miss the study rooms or the library desk? We have opened digital versions of the Science Library and the HumSam library in Zoom. Choose your favourite room to meet real, live librarians and other students. You can find Shut up & write at the Academic writing centre in the Humsam Zoom room.

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Published Apr. 1, 2020 11:15 AM

Recently, UiO started using Zoom for both digital teaching and video meetings, and the use of Zoom at UiO has seen tremendous growth in the past weeks. But with the use of new tools new questions arise. Here, UiO's head of IT security Espen Grøndahl answers the most important questions.

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Published Mar. 30, 2020 9:05 AM

Access to PsycARTICLES from the American Psychological Association (APA) is secured throughout 2020 through an extraordinary agreement.

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Published Mar. 19, 2020 4:57 PM

Health science students at UiO are a valuable resource in the current situation faced by our healthcare system. Earlier this week, the Directorate of Health asked all qualified personnel to sign up, and now the students can also be contacted directly to work as reserve staff in the national health service.

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Published Mar. 18, 2020 9:25 PM

EU extends deadlines for Horizon 2020 calls with original deadlines between now and 15 April. UiO delivers personnel and infection control equipment to the hospitals. We are working hard to set up alternative forms of examination and on Friday a digital course help desk will open for lecturers.