Forty students have gained work experience from a research project with a scholarship from UiO:Life Science this summer. The summer projects concluded with an exhibition and selection of the best academic and popular science poster.
After being corona-delayed by six months, it was time to celebrate the first graduates from the innovation program SPARK Norway. The graduation of a total of nine projects was marked with the presentation of diplomas and presentations given by all project managers, also called SPARKees.
The new CompSci doctoral initiative has now announced its first 16 PhD positions across the entire Faculty.
The new building for chemistry, pharmacy and life sciences will be Norway's largest building for research and higher education. The building will be located in the heart of Oslo Science City, Norway's first innovation district, and activities will be developed in close collaboration with key partners such as the Oslo University Hospital (OUS), SINTEF and Forskningsparken, to name a few.
Now you can see the summer students' exhibition in the basement of Georg Sverdrups hus. - And you can vote for the best poster.
Last week it was announced that the new Life Science Building risks considerable budget cuts to stay within budget. Difficult ground conditions and extra engineering costs are the main reasons.
A very successful start of studies has been completed. Many thanks to employees, student buddies and our new students who with great enthusiasm have created a solid and responsible first week under demanding conditions.
We are increasingly moving towards an interdisciplinary-based research at the intersection between theory, algorithm and method science based on high demand from several disciplines. With high performance computing and advanced models for health data, we participate in the development of personalized medicine. Our research and knowledge of artificial intelligence will be crucial in the transition to a more computer-driven economy.
On Monday, our new students are coming to Blindern. They are many and they are expectant. They are excited and we are excited. It will be great to get back to an everyday life that is something close to normal. However, the corona epidemic is not over.
Nuria Pereira Banzon is one of 41 students who received a grant from UiO:Life Science to work on a life science research project this summer. She is working on the project ‘How impaired brain garbage recycling and bad sleep affect memory?’ which is headed by Associate Professor Evandro Fei Fang at Akershus University Hospital.
Gerd Nilsen becomes a new business representative on the board of UiO:Life Science from June 1. Gerd works as Senior Project Manager in Thermo Fisher Scientific.
We will soon have completed a Spring semester unlike any other and are planning study start and teaching in the next semester.
A special semester is soon history. A demanding semester is soon history. A semester where we have learned a lot is soon history. Now, we are looking towards the next semester and a possible new normality.
In collaboration with our departments, we have considered the Faculty's research infrastructure initiatives for the Norwegian Research Council´s INFRASTRUCTURE call.
From a somewhat secluded presence, studies in mathematics, natural sciences and technology at the University of Oslo now have a visible and prominent place in the Norwegian educational landscape.
NORA has received funding from Research Council of Norway to organize Nordic artifical intelligence young researcher symposium. The proposed symposium will create an annual meeting place over a five-year period where young researchers can learn about new ideas, methods and theories within artificial intelligence as well as build a professional network and connect with industry.
The University of Oslo's board has decided that the initiative UiO:Life Science will be continued for a new five-year period.
Head of the Department of Geosciences, Brit Lisa Skjelkvåle, is a new fan of digital tools and video meetings. This week the department meeting had an increased attendance rate on Zoom. Skjelkvåle is impressed with how easily people has adapted to the new everyday life.
We meet, digitally. We teach, digitally. We conduct research, as much as we can. We take the responsibility and deliver results spanning the entire range of the Faculty. I want to thank everyone for an enormous effort and team spirit in this difficult time.
Advisor in the Studies Section at the Faculty, Helge Engeseth Kleivane, works in UiO's task force to digitize teaching for all students. Of course from his home office at Ullerntoppen.
The pharmacies, the Pharmacy Association and the University have worked together to ensure continuity of the internships for pharmacy students. Meet Andreas Roswall (21), a student in the second year of the master’s programme in pharmacy.
– My best tip for maintain good teaching when going digital is to engage students to interact through polls and shared online documents. Andreas Alxander is a doctoral reasearch fellow at the Department of Geosciences and this week started teaching his students from his balcony.
This spring the election of Dean and Vice Dean for the period of January 1 2021 – December 31 2024 will be held. Deadline for proposing candidates is March 25.
The Research Council of Norway has written a new strategy, and our Faculty have submitted our contribution to the University’s hearing statement. The Research Council has focused on the global challenges we are facing. However, we notice that the strategic meaning of basic research is missing in the strategy.
The Report on Science and Technology Indicators for Norway gives us indications of the state of research, development work and innovation, especially in an overall perspective. The 2019 report shows that Norway is doing well in many areas, but that we also have areas where we should put extra effort. Here are some highlights from the report.