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Statsrådene Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, Bent Høie, statsminister Erna Solberg og Guri Melby på pressekonferanse.

How to Communicate Effectively During a Pandemic Threat

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

We Know Too Little About Young People's Everyday Digital Lives

Halla B. Holmarsdottir is heading a new Horizon 2020 project that sets out to understand how technology impacts children and young people’s lives.

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Underwater Robots Can Help Detect Pollution at Sea

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

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In Search of the Ideal Sperm Cell

Can artificial intelligence increase the effectiveness of artificial insemination?

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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.

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Old Age and Happiness: Some Common Misconceptions

Are older people more likely to feel loneliness? Will having children make you happier when you get old? And are old men really as irritable as we think?

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Five Measures That Can Prevent Violence Against Children

Less severe violence against children and young people is declining, whereas severe forms of violence remain stable. According to OsloMet researchers, there are five measures that can reduce severe violence.

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How do Norway, Sweden and Denmark Address Urban Segregation Differently?

The Scandinavian countries have attracted migrants from around the world. While some of the measures they have adopted to combat segregation are similar, policy responses in the three countries also indicate significant divergences.

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Making Universal Design a Reality

When we design technology to be usable for for everyone, we enable them to participate in society, regardless of disability or impairment. The United Nations refers to this as universal design.

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Lack of Knowledge Affects People with Visual Impairments

"Employers do not know enough about visual impairment and therefore choose not to hire applicants," says research fellow Gagan Chhabra at OsloMet.

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We Need to Take Better Care of Our Personal Data

Websites often make it difficult to understand what kind of personal data they are collecting from visitors. The rules governing data collection should be tightened, argues one OsloMet researcher.

Minister of Digitalisation Nikolai Astrup and researcher Gustavo Mello looking at a computer screen at the new AI lab.

A New Artificial Intelligence Research Centre

OsloMet has unveiled a new artificial intelligence research centre. The centre, it is hoped, will help strengthen Norway's position as a leading actor in the AI field.

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Six Myths about Gender, Family and Work Life in Norway

Norway is widely regarded as a pioneer in the area of gender equality. What does the latest research tell us about the strides women have made in society and the state of gender equality more broadly?