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Women are persistently underrepresented in the media

Norway is widely recognised as an egalitarian country, yet the media industry has failed to live up to this ideal.

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How to make digitalisation work for all citizens

We can access bank accounts, healthcare, and social benefits through the internet using our phones and computers, yet not everyone is able to take advantage of these technologies.

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Elderly care during the pandemic: Norway and Denmark stand out

Norway and Denmark stand out among the European countries. Both countries had few deaths, both among the population as a whole and in elderly care institutions.

Female protester with a sign that says "What happens in Panama doesn't stay in Panama".
Investigative journalists may rely more on artificial intelligence in the future

During the Panama Papers leak, journalists made use of machine learning to organise data. A new research project will explore how such methods can be employed in investigative journalism.

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Consumption habits brought about by the pandemic could be good news for the climate

Has COVID-19 changed our consumption habits in a more climate-friendly direction? Less frequent travel and more online shopping are habits that can have a positive impact on the environment.

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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.

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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?

Two children and their parents are relaxing in bed, and the kids are looking at a laptop computer.
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.

Young people drinking at a party.
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.