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Published Jan. 17, 2020 1:31 PM

We are happy to announce that Erica Colman-Denstad has a new position as Doctoral Research Fellow at SUM.

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Published Jan. 15, 2020 1:10 PM

The funding comes from the Norwegian Research Council.

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Published Nov. 29, 2019 10:10 AM

Congratulations to Torjus Lunder Bredvold for winning the student pitch at the UiO Energy Forum!

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Published Nov. 20, 2019 9:35 AM

In 2020 SUM will offer more elective courses than ever before. Six of these will be intensive 5 credit courses.

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Published Sep. 13, 2019 2:37 PM

We are happy to announce that Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée has a new position as doctoral research fellow at SUM. He will be working on global health and the politics of epidemic preparedness.

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Published Aug. 22, 2019 1:09 PM

We are deeply saddened about the loss of Professor Harold L. Wilhite, who died on 15th August in Berkeley, USA. He was a first-class researcher and a dear colleague.

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Published Aug. 14, 2019 3:59 PM

What are the local and global challenges we face in creating a more sustainable world? This is one of the overall questions our new students will explore.

Our new address is Sandakerveien 130 in Nydalen
Published June 11, 2019 3:20 PM

We have packed our boxes and moved to Nydalen.

Published May 22, 2019 11:16 AM

How do we achieve a socially inclusive and fair transition to a low-carbon society? UiO recieves support to a new research centre that aim to find solutions.

Eva Joly is best known for her brave struggle against corruption, economic criminality and whitewashing of money by corporate and political actors. She is the former presidential candidate representing the Green Party in France, and she has been a member of the European Parliament for 10 years.  Photo: © European Union 2017, Mathieu Cugnot.
Published May 22, 2019 10:55 AM

We are proud to welcome corruption fighter and environmental activist Eva Joly to SUM this fall.

Polly Higgins
Published Apr. 24, 2019 12:54 PM

Change-maker and big-thinker Polly Higgins was a lawyer who created a completely new body of law to protect the Earth.

Published Feb. 12, 2019 9:41 AM

We are happy to announce that four master's students have been granted the Arne Naess stipend for 2019.

Published Jan. 18, 2019 8:00 AM

The project will meet the urgent need for social science research on flexible electricity policy and technology in Norway.

Published Jan. 15, 2019 1:30 PM

We congratulate Sidsel Roalkvam, Tanja Winther and Mariel Aguilar-Støen with their professorship promotion.

Published Dec. 7, 2018 2:06 PM

The grant comes from the Research Council of Norway.

Published Dec. 4, 2018 4:28 PM

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer and Susan Randolph receives award for ideas set forth in their book Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights.

Published Nov. 7, 2018 5:05 PM

Find the video recordings and presentations from our conference here.

Katerini Storeng and Jan Magnus Aronsen constitute the new leadership of AYF.
Published Oct. 31, 2018 5:17 PM

We congratulate Katerini with the position.

Published Oct. 10, 2018 11:40 AM

The grant comes from the Research Council of Norway.

Published Sep. 26, 2018 1:48 PM

We congratulate Arve with the New Voices award!

Poul Wisborg
Published Sep. 20, 2018 11:26 AM

– I am excited to be able to join the academic and social environment at SUM, says Poul Wisborg, who is visiting scholar at SUM this year.

Published Aug. 24, 2018 9:56 AM

What are the main challenges in creating sustainable development? This is the overall question to be debated thoughout the next two years for the new master students.

Published June 28, 2018 9:01 AM

Meat consumption is booming in a country famous for its cuisine full of herbs and vegetables.

Published June 15, 2018 3:28 PM

- 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.