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Published Jan. 8, 2019 1:33 PM

- It is the university of life that people engage in in their leisure time, says Lise Kjølsrød. In her new book the sociologist argues that "adults’ play" such as rock climbing and art collecting are not only important for the individual, but also for society.

Published Nov. 19, 2018 10:58 AM

There are major differences in people's wealth in Norway, and the biggest differences are in Oslo, according to Associate Professor Øyvind N. Wiborg.

Published Mar. 8, 2018 9:40 AM

The #Metoo campaign that swept across Norway and the world before Christmas is part of what is called the fourth wave of feminism. Sociology professor Cathrine Holst thinks the women in today's women's struggle seem to be more united than they were at the turn of the millennium.

Published Aug. 25, 2017 11:59 AM

"Oslo is in many ways an ethnic city in which a large part of the city's non-western immigrant population has settled it’s eastern districts. It would not be unreasonable to think that children of non-western immigrants who have grown up in multicultural neighbourhoods feel strongly attached to these," says Pål Oskar Hundebo.

Nigerian school girls
Published Dec. 19, 2016 1:36 PM

The havoc wreaked by the terrorist organization Boko Haram is one example of the unrest that starts in remote areas with weak local institutions. Peace workers increasingly must look at the local conditions, according to a new doctoral thesis.

Opera House in Oslo
Published Dec. 12, 2016 11:49 AM

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet has large deficits and is entirely dependent on state aid. To show that they deserve the money, they work purposefully to bring classical music down to Earth.

cityscape, Kowloon Island
Published Nov. 2, 2016 3:36 PM

China's enormous economic growth has lifted millions out of poverty and raised citizens' standard of living. The other side of the picture is growing income inequality.

Caring for aging parents
Published Sep. 13, 2016 4:04 PM

Providing care for ageing parents can corrode your health more than raising your children, according to a new study. But while the state has generous welfare schemes for parents, there is little work leave to be had when it's mum or dad that needs your help