Research news

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.

Published June 26, 2015 4:34 PM

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).

Published June 15, 2015 1:09 PM

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

Published Apr. 29, 2015 4:54 PM

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.

Published Dec. 4, 2013 12:04 PM

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.