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Published June 15, 2018 11:42 AM

- I look forward to collaborate and interact with scholars at SUM, who have been pioneers in research on elites and environmental conflicts in Central America, says Anna G. Sveinsdóttir.

Published June 1, 2018 10:50 AM

– A great opportunity to do something meaningful and relevant alongside my master’s studies, says Johannes Rudjord Volden.

Published 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!

Illustration photo woods
Published 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?

Internship student
Published Apr. 24, 2018 11:40 AM

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

Published 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.

Traffic in Guangzhou
Published 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.

Published 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.

Andrea Owe, Margrethe Voll Storaas and Martin Nyberg are the new Arne Naess stipend students.
Published 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.

Published Jan. 9, 2018 11:25 AM

A new chance to sign up to the successful MOOC which starts February 26.

Published Jan. 4, 2018 1:46 PM

We see a change from a focus on the dramatic consequences of climate change to a larger focus on technological solutions. Will this make us equipped to engage in the battle for a climate friendly future?

Published Nov. 7, 2017 9:22 AM

The grant comes from the Research Council of Norway.

Published Nov. 1, 2017 12:04 PM

We invite contributions to an edited volume of interdisciplinary perspectives on legal action for the environment. Abstract deadline: 30 November 2017.

Published Oct. 27, 2017 10:27 AM

SUM is happy to announce that Antulio Rosales has joined the Centre as a postdoctoral fellow. His position is affiliated with the Oslo Academy of Global Governance.

Published Oct. 11, 2017 8:30 AM

To what extent do ordinary African citizens demand good government? How do people living in extreme poverty avoid or engage directly or indirectly with political actors and institutions? And how is statehood perceived and practiced in daily life?

Published Aug. 21, 2017 2:09 PM

SUM is happy to announce that Kristian Bjørkdahl has joined the Centre as a postdoctoral fellow. His position is part of a UiO:Norden programme, Nordic Branding, in which SUM is a central partner.

Published Aug. 15, 2017 10:28 AM

What are the main challenges in creating sustainable development? SUMs newest master students will have several courses on themes such as consumption and energy, global governance, global health, poverty and development among others.

Published Aug. 11, 2017 9:54 AM

From July 1st Sidsel Roalkvam is the new Director at SUM.

Published May 23, 2017 2:09 PM

The problem of learning in aid evaluation has been debated for decades – but it is still as challenging as ever. A new research report explores how learning and accountability in practice are hard to reconcile.

Published Feb. 16, 2017 11:37 AM

South Sudanese women find themselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between traditional, militarised and medicalised views on their reproductive Health.

Published Feb. 7, 2017 2:39 PM

Why was Meat free Monday in the Norwegian Armed Forces unsuccessful?

Published Nov. 8, 2016 10:26 AM

- The TIAs threaten to exacerbate powerful political and economic drivers of health inequities in years to come, says the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health in the Viewpoint published in The Lancet this month.

Published Sep. 21, 2016 5:15 PM

China has become both the world’s largest car market and the world’s largest producer of cars and vehicles. New vehicle sales in China have now surpassed those in the US.

Published Sep. 7, 2016 3:26 PM

Is it possible to have development without harming nature?

Published Aug. 23, 2016 11:15 AM

What are the main challenges in creating sustainable development? How can interdisciplinarity be a means to greater understanding of the complexities related to these challenges? SUMs newest master students will have their hands full with these quandaries during the next two years.