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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.

Published Aug. 31, 2018 8:58 AM

Rogers Brubaker has recently started his 4-year position as Eilert Sundt Professor II at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography. He will hold three public lectures during the two first weeks of September, as well as participating in several internal research seminars.

Published Aug. 20, 2018 2:49 PM

How much does a company specialising in services such as Telenor invest in innovation? Researchers at the University of Oslo have contributed to changing how Telenor sees innovation.

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Published Aug. 20, 2018 2:41 PM

A research group at ARENA Centre for European Studies headed by Prof. John Erik Fossum has succeeded in a highly competitive bid for international research funding. ARENA is celebrating the success.

Published Aug. 15, 2018 10:43 AM

In his new book, “Boomtown”, Thomas Hylland Eriksen investigates the ambivalence and conflict in Gladstone, Australia, a community that is struggling with the effects of globalization.

Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:15 PM

University of California and University of Oslo researchers define the sensations associated with the emotion of ‘kama muta’.

Published Aug. 9, 2018 3:35 PM

Trump’s former adviser is no evil genius. But his reputation as a dangerous figure risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy, writes Cas Mudde

Published July 12, 2018 1:17 PM

The five-year trial of Beate Zschäpe, the last surviving member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a neo-Nazi terrorist group, has finally ended with Zschäpe, the principal defendant, receiving a life sentence for her part in ten racially motivated killings.

Published July 9, 2018 3:07 PM

Why do people leave far-right extremism?  Do they simply tire of the hateful messages?  Is it too difficult to stay attached to a politics that one’s friends and family reject?

Published July 9, 2018 2:13 PM

On May 14/15 2018, C-REX, the Centre for Research on Extremism in the Faculty of Social Sciences held a cross-disciplinary conference on ‘Gender and Extremism’ at the University of Oslo.

Published June 28, 2018 2:18 PM

Prior studies often point to a negative long-term development of economies dependent on natural resources. New research finds that contrary to this image, the Norwegian oil and gas sector is highly innovative and very flexible, but still faces significant difficulties to change.

Published June 25, 2018 8:31 AM

Today UiO:Life Science funds seven convergence environments – interdisciplinary research groups that address major challenges within the life sciences related to health and environment/sustainability. A new application round has started. The deadline for submitting sketches was 15 October.

Published June 21, 2018 2:46 PM
Published June 21, 2018 11:40 AM

NEPS MEDAL for the best publication in Peace Science

Left you see participants’ visual representation of a women with moderate gender-related attitudes. To the right you see participants’ visual representation of a feminist woman. Illustrations: Alexander Gundersen and Jonas R Kunst/ University of Oslo.
Published June 19, 2018 11:08 AM

A new study shows that Norwegians perceive feminist women as masculine, while they picture feminist men as feminine.

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Published June 18, 2018 7:23 PM

Since 2008, the European Union faces a range of existential threats between populism, technocracy, and mediatisation. How can the EU address the rise of populist parties, the expanding role of the EU’s depoliticized bodies, and the world of social media?

The four editions of the book 'the Reforming ORganization' by Johan P. Olsen standing in a row in a book shelf.
Published June 11, 2018 2:35 PM

Johan P. Olsen’s ‘The Reforming Organization’ has been published in a new edition by Routledge. The book is increasingly relevant, following a revived interest in formal reform and their impact on practical organizational outcomes.

Published June 7, 2018 12:00 AM

When the limits of democracy and the rule of law for threats and abuse are overstepped, the authorities must react – decisively.

Published May 16, 2018 11:38 AM

The excellent lectures from Kathleen Blee and Michael Kimmel are now available online.

Published May 16, 2018 11:37 AM

Andrea Rinaldis lecture Ezra Pound's influence on post-war fascism  is finaly online.

The Crown Price and his family in bunads. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix
Published May 15, 2018 2:17 PM

Can anyone wear a bunad? Is it a real bunad if it is made in China? Is it a symbol of origin and roots or a nationalistic symbol? Thomas Hylland Eriksen explains the Norwegian obsession with this tradional garment.

Published May 9, 2018 12:45 PM

How democratic was Norway in 1814? A new dataset allows you to explore the different dimensions of democracy from 1789 until now.

Published May 4, 2018 2:28 PM

As mainstream parties brought immigration back to the political debate, the identitarians have been rather successful in seizing the opportunities made available to them, writes Caterina Froio.

Published May 3, 2018 2:36 PM

Damaging your body may be a way to control negative emotions. New research from UiO shows that young people also use self-harm to communicate and share difficult feelings, which they are unable to express in words.

Published Apr. 19, 2018 8:58 AM

It is a country with an ageing and ever decreasing population, turned in on itself, scared of everything outside, and increasingly inside, its borders, writes Cas Mudde.