Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

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  • Graham Harman Philosopher

    Defining Things

    How do you define an object if not by its composition or usage? Contemporary philosopher Graham Harman presented his Philosophy of Things in an open lecture at Litteraturhuset in Oslo.

  • CAS Oslo is  looking forward to welcoming young researchers in the summer of 2017

    Apply for summer project 2017

    Are you a researcher between the age of 25 and 40? Do you have a novel idea for a project, or maybe you are already working on one? Do you need facilities to gather your favorite colleagues for workshops and other group based activities?

  • Call for project illustration by Kaj Clausen

    CAS announces research projects 2018/2019

    After a comprehensive election process, the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has the pleasure of announcing the three selected research projects at CAS for the 2018/2019 academic year.

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  • Professor Zhaohui Liu interviews rural-to-rural migrant citizens about air pollution. The scholars in the Airborne project at CAS find that few are aware of the significant health impact that is the result of household-produced air pollution, which is especially significant among the poorer and rural population. Copy right: Airborne. Photo: Annica Thomsson

    Air pollution in China: Poor people likely to be worst off

    CAS researchers expect that the rural population and poor migrants in cities will be the hardest hit when it comes to air pollution exposure. Professor Mette Halskov Hansen hopes that the CAS project she leads can help raise awareness and promote debate.

  • A recently abandoned apartment house in Nikel, Kola Peninsula. How does living with this ruining Soviet legacy affect the inhabitants, their prospects for the future, and how they remember the past, Bjørnar Olsen and his CAS research group asks photo: Bjørnar Olsen

    Life among Soviet ruins: – the past is still present

    Most people in Northwestern Russia and on the Kola Peninsula live in apartment blocks constructed during the time of Stalin, Khrushchev, and Brezhnev; many of these apartments are in a serious state of decay.

  • Blog

    Room for interdisciplinary engagement

    The leaves on the magnificent trees outside our building here in Oslo have turned yellow and red—the tell-tale sign that the academic year is underway.

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  • Glacier ice melting arctic

    podCAS #3: Glaciers retreat: - The mountain is sad

  • Professor Robert Losey analyzes dog skeletons in Siberia. Professor Losey is part of the CAS project Arctic Domestication in the Era of the Anthropocene.

    podCAS #2: Dogs and humans' long-lasting relationship

  • Reindeer Norway Arctic

    podCAS #1: sense a different Arctic

    In the exhibition NyArktis, CAS researchers challenge portrayals of the Arctic as bare and without human’s presence, and experiment in new ways of presenting the region.

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Air pollution in China: Poor people likely to be worst off

CAS researchers expect that the rural population and poor migrants in cities will be the hardest hit when it comes to air pollution exposure. Professor Mette Halskov Hansen hopes that the CAS project she leads can help raise awareness and promote debate.

Room for interdisciplinary engagement

The leaves on the magnificent trees outside our building here in Oslo have turned yellow and red—the tell-tale sign that the academic year is underway, Scientific Director at CAS Professor Vigdis Broch-Due writes.

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