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– Fast and fair transformations to low-carbon societies are difficult without critical climate education

Professor Hanne Svarstad argues that rapid and just climate action requires that people are offered education to understand the most important consequences of the various climate mitigation alternatives.

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Europe move towards more restrictive, selective and temporary refugee policies

Over the past decade, European countries have grown more restrictive in whom they grant protection, and for how long that protection is granted.

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Sustainable fashion or plastic pollution? A closer look at industry strategies

The fashion industry bears responsibility for the waste generated by synthetic clothing – even though the blame is often directed at consumers, according to researchers.

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Buying popularity: how children are influenced by in-game spending

Kids risk being bullied or isolated if they don’t spend money on skins or equipment. Researchers have mapped how young people get manipulated into spending money while gaming.

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It takes courage to create

Resistance and obstacles are needed to unlock creativity, according to Arild Berg, artist and professor at OsloMet.

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How artificial intelligence can help the visually impaired

Traditional navigation tools for the visually impaired are often impractical and require extensive training. Yet rapid advancements in artificial intelligence and the increasing computational capabilities of smartphones are opening new doors to enhance navigation assistance.

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Adult children increasingly help their elderly parents navigate the online world

New research from OsloMet reveals that adult children in Norway are more likely to help their elderly parents use the internet and their smart phone than with any other kind of task.

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Oslo, the divided city

A deep socioeconomic divide splits Oslo from east to west. It will continue to deepen unless it is more widely acknowledged and addressed.

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Norway’s Child Welfare Services under scrutiny

The Child Welfare Services has faced intense criticism over the past decade. While the agency has made mistakes, it continues to improve in its mission to protect children and support parents.

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Screen quality matters more than screen time

How much time children and teenagers spend looking at screens is on many parents’ minds. Yet researchers insist it is the quality of that time that should concern us most.

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Unemployment is harmful to your health – especially if you are a man

Men suffer more health problems as a result of unemployment than women, according to recent research from OsloMet.

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The strange and deadly consequences of bacterial sex

An OsloMet researcher is seeking to better understand how and why bacteria exchange DNA—and how to prevent them from doing so.

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Protecting women in journalism in a climate of disinformation and hate

Physical and virtual violence against journalists is making it harder to stop the spread of disinformation and hate speech.

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Fear of failure hinders creativity

“Making mistakes helps us learn and improve, and it is by making mistakes that we discover new ideas,” says OsloMet professor Ingeborg Stana.

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Measuring brain activity to discover mental health issues

Could there be a way for your doctor to diagnose depression and anxiety based on your brain activity?

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Seven in ten Norwegians say the war in Ukraine has destroyed Norwegian-Russian relations for generations to come

A new survey reveal strong support for Norway’s Russia policies and broad support for Ukraine.

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Seeing the solution: Dry eyes and the bacteria that live there

Dry eyes are hard to diagnose, but researchers estimate that as many as half of Norwegians might be afflicted.

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Brand new clothes end up as waste due to overproduction

Enormous amounts of clothing never get worn. Much of it contains plastic and other synthetic fibres.

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How can we make the best possible recovery after a stroke?

Every year, around 12,000 Norwegians have a stroke. Research fellow Solbakken has good advice for those affected.

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Mothers in low-income countries experience serious health problems after giving birth

Midwives in several countries are working together in an OsloMet project to save more women and children in low-income countries.

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No pedagogical reasons to continue offering hybrid teaching

Combining remote and in-person teaching demands more preparation from both teachers and students. It also results in poorer learning outcomes.

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Football for everyone—or mainly for boys?

The opportunities offered to boys and girls who play football in Norway are different, according to new research from OsloMet. ‘This can have consequences that go far beyond elite sports,’ says Marlene Persson.

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The planet is now home to 8 billion people

How many people can our planet sustain? This is one of the questions demographer Marianne Tønnessen is asking as Earth reaches this population milestone.

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Communities influence kids, but parents shape communities

Most parents have reflected on how the neighbourhood they live in affects their children’s futures. Yet most research ignores parents' role in actively shaping the communities their children grow up in.