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A crowded Cairo street.
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.

Children jumping rope in an urban environment.
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.

A forest on fire with flames and smoke on the ground.
Green shifting the news cycle

By covering the "green shift", journalists can drive the news cycle.

People crossing a street.
More than just work: How an immigrant finds belonging

State-run integration programs tend to view immigrants through an employment-colored lense. Erika Gubrium thinks she has found a better way.

A student wearing a VR-headset.
Close by, from a distance?

How does technology in education affect students’ connection with school, university or education in general?

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The tiny secret to healthier fish

OsloMet professor believes that the key to developing healthy and sustainable salmon aquaculture is in understanding their micro-RNA.

Young man reading book in library.
Education is no guarantee against unemployment and poverty

Despite the increasing educational level of the population, the risk of becoming unemployed or becoming a social assistance or disability benefit recipient is not decreasing correspondingly, according to new research from OsloMet.

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Anxiety and depression more common among adults with ADHD

According to new research, there may be several reasons for this.

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How can we go from fast to slow fashion?

The solution is right in front of our noses, says professor in clothing and sustainability.

A young man sits in front of a computer in a dark room, only the screen lighting him up.
Extremism is an expression of dissatisfaction

Researchers have studied conversations on Twitter among Islamist extremists and far-right extremists.

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How do we imagine a sustainable future?

How will people live their lives in 30 years? Now you can share your thoughts about the future with researchers.

A developer with a VR headset looking at a child avatar on a computer screen.
Using AI to improve investigative interviews with children

Researchers and experts in the field of interviewing children are using artificial intelligence to develop new training methods for the police and the Child Welfare Services.

A lonely man wearing a hoodie and a baseball cap, seen from behind, as he gazes towards the evening sky.
Finding community in extremism

Sometimes, youth feel like strangers in their own countries. In the face of real and perceived injustices, some find community in extremism.

Photo from a pro Ukraine gathering in the streets.
Together against Putin

The conflicts between the different ethnic groups in Ukraine have been exaggerated according to researchers at OsloMet.

Two young women are looking at a photo on a DSLR camera.
Marketing tricks on social media

Nine out of ten young people in Norway are on social media and are exposed to a great deal of advertising from influencers. New research from OsloMet maps how this marketing affects young people.

The picture shows the Oceanlab building. It has dark wooden exterior walls, and the tall windows are reflecting the skies.
Robots to the rescue: Exploring the Oslo Fjord with autonomous vehicles

OsloMet’s Oceanlab investigates the unexplored depths of the Oslo Fjord, from their new facility in Filipstadkaia.

Silhouette of people at an airport departure hall.
Norway is lovely, so why are people leaving?

The people who leave can have as much impact on a country as those who come in. Yet not much is known about Norway's 30,000 annual emigrants.

Elderly woman suffering from pain from rheumatoid arthritis.
An AI solution to aches and pains

The Centre for Intelligent Musculoskeletal Health (CIM), OsloMet's new Centre of Research Excellence, uses AI to develop innovative and effective interventions for musculoskeletal health.

An adolescent girl busy using her phone.
Norwegian youth have handled the pandemic well

In spite of the challenges that have accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic, most Norwegian teenagers report high levels of life satisfaction.

A heap of old, empty plastic bottles.
In pursuit of plastic-eating bacteria

In a world drowning in plastic, plastic-eating bacteria may offer solutions to the deluge. Professor Colin Charnock has discovered novel ways to find and culture these types of bacteria.

A woman being interviewed by journalists.
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.

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 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.