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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.

A close-up on the account information in a mobile bank app.
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.

Two nursing home employees wearing face masks and visors.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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—including 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.