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Green coffee beans
Published Dec. 13, 2021 11:31 AM

The coffee farmers in Guatemala have large expenses in the face of fungal attacks and droughts, but the price of coffee remains the same. What does it take for a global value chain to adapt to climate change?

Students in a seminar room with laptops in front of them focus on the lecturer
Published Dec. 10, 2021 10:59 AM

Teachers at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography take chances in the auditorium: "A lecture is a format that was invented at a time when people barely had textbooks".

Troll holding Norwegian flag.
Published Nov. 1, 2021 9:33 AM

Norwegians from minority backgrounds would like to see more awareness of minorities in society according to a sociologist: “White people do not perceive the colour of their skin as meaningful”.

Logo for CityStudio Oslo
Published May 18, 2020 8:45 AM

Do you want to make Oslo more sustainable and at the same time gain credits and work-related experience? Collaboration, urban development and sustainability are keywords for the course CityStudio Oslo, which is now recruiting a new cohort of students for autumn 2020.

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.