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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. 

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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.

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Publisert 14. mars 2020 14:15

This has been an extremely demanding week. Day by day, it became clearer that we had to increase our efforts to protect ourselves against the coronavirus (COVID-19). The seriousness of the situation was emphasised when the Government on Thursday introduced the most stringent measures ever in peacetime. Now, as a university and as individuals, we must do everything we can to contribute to the national and global «dugnad» that we all are part of right now.

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Published Mar. 14, 2020 1:08 PM

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is encouraging all Norwegian citizens traveling abroad to consider traveling home as soon as possible, in a safe and calm manner, in consultation with their travel agency or airline.

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Published Mar. 13, 2020 1:27 PM

The Norwegian Government has implemented strong measures to limit the transmission of coronavirus. University buildings are closed, and students and staff work at home. More information will be provided about what this entails for the organisation and the individual.