Research news

Published Feb. 15, 2019 8:58 AM

Although the war in Syria is in its eighth year, statisticians have established that the world is becoming increasingly peaceful.

Published Feb. 14, 2019 9:45 AM

Fraudsters who cheat on their taxes, launder money or con insurance companies are facing uncertain times. New statistical methods are increasing the likelihood that they will be caught.

Published Feb. 12, 2019 9:41 AM

We are happy to announce that four master's students have been granted the Arne Naess stipend for 2019.

Published Feb. 10, 2019 5:19 PM

Are you a talented and ambitious postdoc thinking about your next career move?

Would you like to spend the next two years developing your research in Oslo, at Norway’s largest university museum?

Published Feb. 8, 2019 1:20 PM

Finland has witnessed extraparliamentary far-right extremism of varying degrees throughout most of its history.

Published Feb. 6, 2019 12:11 PM

In ten years, computers will be able to propose the most suitable cancer treatment for you. The idea is to simulate how all possible combinations of existing cancer treatments will work on your particular tumour.

Published Feb. 6, 2019 9:00 AM

The chance of major ship disasters at sea can be reduced by statistical methods. The trick is to interpret the large amounts of data streaming in from the many sensors in the ship, making it possible to sound the alarm on time.

Published Feb. 4, 2019 5:11 PM

There are many ways in which to understand the new wars of today. One way is to look at the wars that took place in medieval times.

Published Jan. 21, 2019 10:22 AM

ARENA's Jarle Trondal has been awarded 'Best article of 2018' by the 'Norwegian Journal of Political Science' for his article about Norwegian civil servants' work on EU and EEA affairs. 

Published Jan. 18, 2019 8:00 AM

The project will meet the urgent need for social science research on flexible electricity policy and technology in Norway.

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:39 PM

Members of the European Parliament have gained great influence in trade policy, thereby challenging the national monopolies of power. Often, they are perceived as a disturbing element in international negotiations.  

Published Jan. 15, 2019 1:30 PM

We congratulate Sidsel Roalkvam, Tanja Winther and Mariel Aguilar-Støen with their professorship promotion.

Published Jan. 10, 2019 3:14 PM

While visiting a bookshop in Cairo looking for material for his Research Project, Middle East researcher Jacob Høigilt unexpectedly discovered a shelf full of comic books.

Published Jan. 7, 2019 9:59 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 Dec. 17, 2018 3:58 PM

In February 2015, the Counterterrorism and Security Act was passed by the UK Parliament. The Act imposed a legal duty on several public bodies, including higher education institutions (HEIs), to “have due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”, a requirement referred to as the Prevent Duty.

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.

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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 4:28 PM

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer and Susan Randolph receives award for ideas set forth in their book Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights.

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.