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The most effective environmental measure is rarely ever used

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

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Experimental kitchen studies from all over Europe

How do European consumers perceive the quality of the food they eat? Join us in exploring the thoughts and practices of 40 households from seven European countries.

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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.

A close-up on the "Gherkin" skyscraper in London's financial district, and some of its surrounding buildings.
Busting diversity myths

The word “diversity” is so often used that the average person seldom reflects on its meaning. But what exactly does diversity entail?

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?

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Having children does not automatically result in a happier life

According to a study from OsloMet, having children does not increase quality of life, even in old age.

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Sexual assault in social settings can take many different forms

A new study provides insight into the different ways that sexual assault can occur among teenagers and young adults.

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Advancing musical traditions through technology

What started as a digital aid for kindergarten teachers quickly evolved into an ambitious project to renew and preserve the Norwegian song repertoire, for children and adults alike.

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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.

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Researchers have been following 40-somethings since their teens: Who gets left behind?

Researchers from Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) at OsloMet have been following the same people for more than 28 years. They now seek to investigate why some people have experienced marginalisation as adults.

Portrait of Professor Svenn-Erik Mamelund.
Effective pandemic planning must take social inequalities seriously

Researchers at PANSOC have been studying pandemic planning for decades. COVID-19 has thrust their work into the spotlight.

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This robot can help children with health challenges out of isolation

Even when the pandemic has been brought under control, many children will be unable to attend school for various reasons. Can robots help improve their school experience?