UiO:Nordic seeks to promote new and relevant knowledge about the Nordic Region and the Nordic in an international context.
UiO:Nordic aim to explore
Nordic countries in the world
- Comparisons and contrasts between the Nordic countries, between the Nordic region and other countries and regions, and between institutions, practices and cultural expressions within these countries.
Nordic models, styles and traditions
- How Nordic characteristics are constituted, discussed, utilized and criticized within various social, cultural and aesthetic areas.
History and preconditions
- Historical commonalities, differences and preconditions in today's Nordic community
Sustainability and future opportunities
- Political, economic and cultural globalization, migration, Europeanization and standardization present influences and challenges. Countries development and opportunities are not just about identifying problems and challenges, but also about studying shortfalls, solutions, adaptations and learning – across countries, regions and sectors.
The UiO:Nordic research projects
NoWeDe is studying how the welfare state originated historically in the Nordic (particularly the Norwegian) context, and about its potential emergence in developing countries in Africa and Latin America today.
The aim of Futuring Nordics is to address the great challenges of globalization, digitalization, and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Nordic businesses.
NORDHOST includes researchers from many disciplines to approach value issues connected to migration and hospitalities in the Nordics.
Living the Nordic Model brings together scholars to study institutionalized childhoods of the Nordic countries and aims is to understand the history, present challenges and future sustainability of the lived Nordic model by contrastive and comparative research on the Nordic institutionalized childhoods.
How to Forge a Cooperative Society in a Competitive World? - Testing Radical Interdisciplinarity.
The project examines the historical preconditions for the emergence of freedom of expression and the public sphere in the Nordic region after 1815 in an international perspective.
The purpose of the workshops is to develop and refine ideas that can serve as a basis for the initiative’s thematic research groups.