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The grant comes from the Research Council of Norway.
We invite contributions to an edited volume of interdisciplinary perspectives on legal action for the environment. Abstract deadline: 30 November 2017.
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.
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?
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.
From July 1st Sidsel Roalkvam is the new Director at SUM.
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.
South Sudanese women find themselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between traditional, militarised and medicalised views on their reproductive Health.
Why was Meat free Monday in the Norwegian Armed Forces unsuccessful?
- 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.
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.
Is it possible to have development without harming nature?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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."
Development aid has different traditions in Norway and China. A new research project will study what the two countries can learn from one another.
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?
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Dr. Blessings Chinsinga from Chancellor College, University of Malawi, visited the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) last week under the auspices of the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).
SUM was established in 1990 so we are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. Please save the date - 17th September - for exciting lectures and a social gathering
On Friday April 24th, a new Masters programme on Public Administration and Management was launched in the Great Hall at Chancellor College in Zomba, Malawi.
Researchers from Norway and Burkina Faso presented findings from a three-year interdisciplinary project on unsafe abortion in Burkina Faso, at a conference in November. Health care providers, researchers and policy makers from Burkina Faso discussed women’s social reality and necessary policy responses to the problem of unsafe abortion.