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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.

Published Aug. 16, 2016 10:17 AM

India has been the poster child of freedom and democracy for over six decades, but why is it not able to adequately feed its poor?

Pollen political ecology network
Published Apr. 14, 2016 3:17 PM

SUM has joined the network for political ecology, POLLEN, which is to coordinate and support the various nodes in ensuring that political ecology messages, lessons and insights are shared and heard more widely.

Published Mar. 9, 2016 10:12 AM

Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo celebrated its 25 years of existence in 2015. To mark this event, this special issue presents articles based on some of the recent research at SUM.

Published Jan. 29, 2016 11:22 AM

Sigrid Narvestad Hungnes graduated from the Centre for Development and Environment in 2015. In this video she talks about some of the findings from her master's thesis "Cabin Fever: Historical Study of Nature Perceptions in Media Representations of Norwegian Cabin Tradition."

Published Jan. 21, 2016 1:20 PM

Development aid has different traditions in Norway and China. A new research project will study what the two countries can learn from one another.

Published Dec. 14, 2015 10:57 AM

Over the next fifteen years, 1.3 billion people will get access to electricity for the first time. How will this affect the societies concerned?   

Published Oct. 1, 2015 10:22 AM

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.