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Published Dec. 13, 2018 3:21 PM

The San people of South Africa were not naked at all. They used clothes, jewellery, tattoos and scent to create and maintain social relations.

Published Dec. 10, 2018 10:26 AM

In reality many of the relatives of prisoners are also subjected to harsh penalties by the State. Innocent people, who do not deserve to be punished, but who nevertheless live in the shadow of a prison. Why have we chosen a penal system which impacts so harshly on families?

Published Dec. 7, 2018 2:06 PM

The grant comes from the Research Council of Norway.

An old man sitting at a meeting table with a lot of men around him
Published Dec. 5, 2018 3:44 PM

European decision-makers point to flexible relationships with the EU as a way to maintain their countries’ independence and autonomy. New research from ARENA suggests that political differentiation might in fact lead to the opposite, which does not bode well for the UK after Brexit.

Published Dec. 5, 2018 11:20 AM

In the latest C-REX Working Paper, Next steps for Scholarship on Gender and the Far-Right, Professor Kathleen Blee, University of Pittsburgh, discusses the state of scholarship on gender and the far right.

Published Dec. 4, 2018 1:08 PM

To put it briefly: Ethnic Russians were much less loyal to the Soviet regime in their encounters with the German occupiers than historians have believed up to now. This is the story told by UiO researcher Johannes Due Enstad, who has recently published a book about the German occupation of Northwest Russia during World War 2.

Published Nov. 27, 2018 3:13 PM

James G. March was for 50 years a research collaborator and close friend of ARENA founder Johan P. Olsen. Their research on institutions and organizations have inspired countless researchers within numerous fields of study, such as European Studies. 

Published Nov. 26, 2018 12:58 PM

Ibsen’s plays have been translated innumerable times and performed on stages worldwide. However, many of these translations are based on other translations, most frequently from English. A group of translators have therefore studied Ibsen’s original plays and translated them directly from Norwegian to eight different languages, under the project entitled “Ibsen in Translation” at the Centre for Ibsen Studies.

Published Nov. 26, 2018 12:38 PM

Almost everything we do incorporates rhythm. At the University of Oslo 50 researchers from all over the world will provide us with some new answers about the meaning of rhythm for people - and possibly also develop the world’s best dancing robot.

Published Nov. 22, 2018 3:16 PM

With the start of Oslo School of Environmental Humanities at the University of Oslo in 2019, the combined strength of the humanities come together to help combat climate change.

Published Nov. 20, 2018 2:20 PM

Martin Luther referred to her as "crazy Birgitta", while August Strindberg called her a "devilish woman".  Saint Birgitta of Sweden had a strong influence on female writers and philosophers during the Renaissance in Italy.  This is revealed by new research at UiO.

Published Nov. 12, 2018 9:32 AM

Ida Larsson had always planned to be a biologist, but ended up a linguist. She claims that “studying languages is reminiscent of examining something in a lab.”  She is now working on a project to uncover how and why Scandinavian verb phrases change.

Published Nov. 5, 2018 11:16 AM

If research can only be as good as the data on which it is based, then the study of terrorism has been in serious trouble for decades, writes Bart Schuurman.

Published Nov. 2, 2018 10:31 AM

Research shows that Snapchat, Facebook and WhatsApp help families with immigrant backgrounds develop their multilingualism.

Published Nov. 1, 2018 12:21 PM

Is framing Islam as a ‘bad religion’ inevitable?

Katerini Storeng and Jan Magnus Aronsen constitute the new leadership of AYF.
Published Oct. 31, 2018 5:17 PM

We congratulate Katerini with the position.

Published Oct. 26, 2018 9:30 AM

Society for Terrorism Research, C-REX, University of Oslo, and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 13th annual International conference June 20-21, 2019: The data revolution in terrorism research: implications for theory and practice 

Published Oct. 25, 2018 8:58 AM

Joel Busher and Graham Macklin identifies a number of issues that needs to be addressed for the concepts of ‘reciprocal radicalisation’ and ‘cumulative extremism’ to add value.

Published Oct. 24, 2018 3:47 PM

Crises can have a positive outcome for companies. When they see the challenges and changes in the environment as a new normal, they can use it as an opportunity to engage in more ambitious innovation efforts.

Published Oct. 17, 2018 12:15 PM

SPARK Norway is UiO:Life Science’s innovation programme for health-related life sciences. Meet three of the SPARKees in our new videos and get inspired to submit your application by 15 November.

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Published Oct. 10, 2018 11:40 AM

The grant comes from the Research Council of Norway.

Published Sep. 26, 2018 1:48 PM

We congratulate Arve with the New Voices award!

Published Sep. 24, 2018 8:03 AM

UiO:Life Science hopes to see Norwegian finalists in the pitch competition at the tech conference SLUSH in Helsinki on 5 December. The winner is granted 30 000 euros. Life science students and researchers in startups or pre-startups are welcome to apply before 1 October at 12:00.

Poul Wisborg
Published Sep. 20, 2018 11:26 AM

– I am excited to be able to join the academic and social environment at SUM, says Poul Wisborg, who is visiting scholar at SUM this year.

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Published Sep. 18, 2018 2:50 PM

Could the 'Norway model' work for the UK post-Brexit? Do EU agencies threaten the EEA agreement? These were topics of discussion when policy-makers and ARENA researchers met during Arendalsuka 2018.