Research news and events


  • sakiko-2-660x440 Exciting news from GlobalGov for Health May 24, 2018 3:41 PM

    New panel director, renewed advisory board, and an upcoming conference on Universal Health Coverage and health inequities: the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health is changing!

  • birch-pine-colourbox-660x400 The Nordic puzzle May 16, 2018 9:26 AM

    Why are the Nordic countries ranked as the world’s best countries to live in? And can their good fortune last?

  • 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.


  • climate-change-507x338-2 Climate Change, Migration and Displacement May 28, 2018 9:00 AM

    How does climate interact with existing vulnerabilities and risks? To what extent can we attribute migration and displacement to climate change?

  • cuba-post-252 Cuba Post-Castro - what lies ahead? May 29, 2018 9:30 AM

    Seminar with Arturo López-Levy, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (USA). The seminar will be in the form of a conversation with Vegard Bye, who is submitting his dr. philos. thesis in political science on transformations in Cuba in May 2018. Organized by OsloMet, with economic support from NorLARNet.

    See announcement.

  • south-asia South Asia across the Nordic Region 2018 June 5, 2018 11:30 AM

    The South Asia across the Nordic Region (SANR) annual meeting 2018 will be held in Oslo on 5 and 6 June

  • beaches The Network for Asian Studies' Open Summer Meeting June 7, 2018 3:15 PM

    Welcome to our open summer meeting! This year, China expert Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr from the University of Bergen will give a talk on Xi Jinping's recent ascension to potential lifelong leadership in China. Gåsemyr's talk will be followed by a panel discussion on the impact and development of the #MeToo movement in Asia, with a regional focus on China, India and Japan. With us in the panel are Ragnhild Sofie Selstø, journalist and MA graduate (Chinese Society and Politics, UiO), Moumita Sen, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (UiO) and Elizaveta Zyrenkova, MA student (Modern Japan, UiO). We also announce the winner of this year's "Best MA-thesis on an Asian topic". And, we serve drinks and refreshments.

  • pollen970x400 POLLEN Biennial Conference 2018 June 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    Political Ecology, the Green Economy, and Alternative Sustainabilities