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Sustainability at OsloMet

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The world faces large and complex challenges that we need to solve through collaboration and partnerships. In 2015 the UN launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (un.org). At OsloMet we are committed to do our share.

With our vocational education programs, practice-close research, innovation development and life-long learning courses, OsloMet is uniquely positioned to contribute to a more sustainable society regionally, nationally and globally.

All that we do, including campus operations, dissemination and communication in addition to student participation, shall support the work for a more sustainable development. In the near future, OsloMet will engage staff and student representatives in activities that will increase the visibility and development of our contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Below you will find examples of how OsloMet works with sustainability issues in research, education and campus operations.

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Extending product life yields a greater environmental impact than any other measure

Sustainable consumption should not be reduced to reuse and recycling, according to SIFO researchers.

farmer's market in Norway
European consumers motivated to support locally-produced food

How sustainable is local food trade in Norway and other parts of Europe, including buying directly from the producer? As it turns out, sustainability is present in slightly unexpected ways.

Norwegian oil platform "Statfjord A".
Providing for the future: to use or not to use Norway’s oil and gas

How did a desire to preserve oil and gas for future generations and protect the environment turn into the largest oil fund in the world and the foundation of the Norwegian welfare state?

One doctor hands a syringe to another.
To end a pandemic, consider socioeconomics

Norway is starting its vaccination programme and people facing high medical risk are first in line. But medical conditions aren’t the only factors to consider when protecting people from a deadly virus.

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How to make AI we can trust

Artificial intelligence offers great promise, but suffers from a trust deficit. Researchers at OsloMet are seeking to make this technology more trustworthy and, ultimately, more sustainable.