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A man plays the accordion, while a woman stands next to him singing.
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.

Rear view of two computer programmers, a young woman and a young man, discussing at office desk.
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.

A man is sitting alone on a swing looking at the sunset.
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 wish 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.

A small robot sits on a desk in class in a primary school.
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?

En eldre mann sitter ved et spisebord og ser inn i en dataskjerm.
Why is it so challenging to distribute COVID-19 information to the elderly in Norway?

People consume information in different ways. Catering to the needs and habits of the majority when conveying information can amount to discrimination against other groups—like the elderly.

Portrait of Halla B. Holmarsdottir
We do not know enough about the digital everyday lives of children and young people

Halla B. Holmarsdottir is investigating how technology affects the lives of children and young people.

Young girls looking at mobile phones
Eight out of ten food adverts aimed at children violate WHO guidelines

SIFO researchers have mapped adverts for unhealthy food and drink that children see on their mobile phones.

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How do political parties stop hate speech on Facebook?

A study shows that political parties tend to hide hate speech on Facebook rather than deleting it. This is unfortunate, according to journalism professor Karoline Andrea Ihlbæk.

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.

Six teenagers relaxing together, and using their mobile phones.
Researchers seek to better understand the lives of young people in Norway

Using a variety of methods, OsloMet researchers are gaining new insights into young people's opinions, struggles and aspirations.

Picture of older lady using the tangible cup.
Make new friends and avoid feeling isolated using a tangible cup

Researchers at OsloMet have created a coffee cup that can make information technology more accessible to the elderly. The cup facilitates social contact and finding new online friends.

woman washing salad and vegetables
Is your kitchen clean enough?

Every year, 5,000 Europeans die from diseases contracted from food. Researchers visited people’s homes and discovered both good and bad kitchen habits in different European countries.

Woman using her finger to touch a big table-like touch screen with big letters and one letter marked in green.
In an emergency, accessibility counts

Universal design is a necessity for some, but good for all. This mantra is driving OsloMet researchers Weiqin Chen and Terje Gjøsæter in their ongoing work.

Two artists drawing.
Why you should start drawing again

Most people stop drawing as children. Drawing has a number of benefits, however—even for adults.

Statsrådene Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, Bent Høie, statsminister Erna Solberg og Guri Melby på pressekonferanse.
How to communicate effectively during a pandemic

There are some common mistakes the media and health authorities make when communicating a pandemic threat, according to Professor Harald Hornmoen.

Young woman standing in front of a street.
Young people may face particular challenges in the post-Corona labour market

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in both a global health crisis and a financial crisis on a scale never before seen in modern times. The labour market that emerges in the wake of the crisis may impact younger workers harder than others.

Young woman sits typing at the computer having a small child in her lap
Norwegian study looks at how the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting people’s health and careers

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting the majority of employed adults in Norway, but in different ways.

OsloMet researcher Svenn-Erik Mamelund.
Are measures designed to control the spread of Coronavirus working? And at what cost?

Svenn-Erik Mamelund is something of a rarity: a social scientist who specialises in pandemics. It is little wonder, then, that the OsloMet researcher is in high demand.

Laundry basket filled with clothes and a washing machine
Doing laundry during the Coronavirus outbreak

Most of us are concerned with practising good hygiene and keeping the places we live and spend time clean. But does our vigilance extend to what we wear? Here are some things you can do to avoid spreading the virus through your clothes.

Wild river
Should rivers be granted the same rights as humans?

Axel Borchgrevink is busy investigating what happens when rivers are granted the same rights as humans.

Underwater robot in black and yellow formed like a long tube with fins.
Underwater robots can help detect pollution at sea

Underwater robots, which consumes little energy, can collect environmental data over a long period o...

Sperm cells seen through a microscope.
In search of the ideal sperm cell

Can artificial intelligence increase the effectiveness of artificial insemination?

Sognsvann Lake in Oslo under cloud cover.
How to prevent people from becoming radicalised

If we are serious about keeping people from radicalising and committing acts of terrorism, the work begins long before they become active on extremist websites.