Research news and events


  • imre-660x400 Learning by doing Apr. 24, 2018 11:40 AM

    Master's students at SUM can now put theoretical knowledge into practice through a new internship course.

  • desmond-sdgs-660x400 Top 10 on power in health Apr. 20, 2018 9:51 AM

    An article written by Desmond McNeill et al. is selected as one of top 10 articles on power in health.

  • guangzhou-traffic-cityscape-colourbox-660x400 Why is China’s one-car policy accepted? Mar. 8, 2018 11:11 AM

    Restrictions on car use have created a lot of debate in Norwegian cities. In the Chinese city Guangzhou, the introduction of an unconventional car ownership quota has met surprisingly little opposition.

  • antoine-ordingsprisen2 SUM student wins prize for best student article Feb. 14, 2018 11:12 AM

    Ordingsprisen 2017 is awarded to Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée for his article about Norway's role during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • anstudenter660x400 Welcome to the new Arne Naess students! Feb. 1, 2018 3:28 PM

    SUM is happy to announce that three master's students have been granted the Arne Naess stipend for 2018.


  • blantyre-market(1) Malawi and the SDGs Apr. 27, 2018 9:00 AM

    What has been the impact of the SDGs on policy formulation in Malawi, and what are the linkages between aid, taxation and private investments in securing funding for their implementation?

  • sun-yat-sen-wikimedia-507x338 The origins of global institutions and development May 2, 2018 12:15 PM

    What is the origin of the idea that global institutions are needed to promote the development of poorer countries?

  • ilo-flag-507x338 Towards Global Social Policy May 7, 2018 12:15 PM

    As the International Labour Organization (ILO) has evolved since its beginning 100 years ago, it has moved closer to becoming a development agency.

  • pili Pili: Film screening and Q&A with Dr Sophie Harman (producer) May 7, 2018 6:00 PM

    Join us for the screening of Pili, a feature length drama set in rural Tanzania reflecting the life a poor, HIV-positive single mother of two children. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Sophie Harman, producer of the film and researcher in International Relations/Global Health ( QMUL).

  • documentary-and-507 Documentary and talk: Women of the Venezuelan Chaos (2017) May 15, 2018 6:00 PM

    Screening of documentary (in Spanish with English subtitles) by Margarita Cadenas, after and introductory talk (in English) with Antulio Rosales and Benedicte Bull from the University of Oslo, and others to be announced. Organized by The Oslo Documentary Cinema and NorLARNet.

    See the full announcement at Oslo Documentary Cinema.