Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

CAS Projects 2019 / 2020

  • MultiGender: A Multilingual Approach to Grammatical Gender

    Led by Professor Terje Lohndal (NTNU) and Professor Marit Westergaard (UiT).

  • The Body in Translation: Historicising and Reinventing Medical Humanities and Knowledge Translation

    Led by Professor Eivind Engebretsen (UiO) and Professor John Ødemark (UiO).

  • Evolvability: A New and Unifying Concept in Evolutionary Biology?

    Led by Professor Thomas Fredrik Hansen (UiO) and Professor Christophe Pelabon (NTNU).


CAS pauses its activities until further notice due to the Corona pandemic.

We regret to inform you that due to the rapid spread of the Corona virus, CAS has decided to restrict its activities. The CAS Administration will be working from home until further notice. But please do not hesitate to send us an email or call if you have any questions. Some of the group activities will still take place at CAS. Please contact the group leaders to get the latest news.

Young CAS Fellows 2020 / 2021

'The essence of why we need research and innovation'

The Minister of Research and Higher Education, Henrik Asheim, honours the Young CAS Fellows 2020/21: musicologist Catherine Anne Bradley and chemist Erik Tellgren. In their projects, they ask questions that can lead to ground breaking insight in their respective fields.

  • Karine Nyborg, photo by: University of Oslo

    Alumni Spotlight: Karine Nyborg

    Karine Nyborg, a professor of economics at the University of Oslo, says that the months at CAS in 2005 helped making her feel at home in the international environmental economics research community.

  • Olav Gjelsvik

    Alumni Spotlight: Olav Gjelsvik

    Funding bodies increasingly focus on research that is expected to be relevant in a short term perspective, Olav Gjelsvik says worryingly: ´This makes institutions like CAS much more important´.

  • Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein led the CAS project Should States Ratify Human Rights Conventions? Photo: Ola Sæther

    Alumni Spotlight: Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein

    Ten years ago, the two professors asked: Should States Ratify Human Rights Conventions?


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