Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

2018/19 CAS Projects

  • The End of the Trail statue in dramatic sunset.

    The Demise of Religions

    Led by Professor James Lewis (UiT) and Professor Michael Stausberg (UiB).

  • In Sync: How Synchronisation and Mediation Produce Collective Times, Then and Now

    Led by Professor Helge Jordheim (UiO) and Professor Espen Ytreberg (UiO).

  • Illustration of data points transforming from P to Q. By: Camilla K. Elmar.

    Homotopy Type Theory and Univalent Foundations

    Led by Professor Marc Bezem (UiB) and Professor Bjørn Ian Dundas (UiB).


  • Trygve Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, during his residency at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Former CAS project leader awarded the Fridtjof Nansen Award for outstanding research

    Trygve Ulf Helgaker is awarded the prestigious price for his research excellence in theoretical chemistry.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Berit Stensønes about her role model Karen Uhlenbeck

    'It is difficult to discuss gender in academia today', says Berit Stensønes. She is the alumna of the month for March 2019.

  • The Young CAS Fellows 2019/20, Hilde Nesse Tyssøy (to the right) and Are Skeie Hermansen, received diploma and flowers from the Ministry of Research and Higher Education, here represented by Political Adviser Kjartan Almenning. Scientific Director at CAS, Camilla Serck-Hanssen to the left. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar / Centre for Advanced Study

    The Ministry of Research and Higher Education honored Young CAS Fellows

    ‘Young CAS Fellow obviously plays an important role for young researchers who need time to develop new projects and establish networks’, said political adviser to the Minister of Research and Higher Education, Kjartan Almenning (Liberal Party), when the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) honored the two Young CAS Fellows 2019/20

  • 'At CAS, researchers have the possibility to do groundbreaking research, and to explore and challenge ethical limits', said Vidar Enebakk, Director of the Norwegian National Research Ethics Committee for the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH) during his research ethics seminar at CAS in April. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar/ Centre for Advanced Study CAS

    ‘The academics´ lack of engagement led to policy take-over of ethics debate’

    Why should we trust research? CAS invited all fellows to a seminar on research ethics.

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

    CAS 30 years on: Interview with Gudmund Hernes and Dagfinn Føllesdal

    30 years after the founding of CAS, we found it timely to talk with Gudmund Hernes and Dagfinn Føllesdal about the past, present and future of CAS.

  • Michael Stausberg, professor of religion at the University of Bergen (UiB), gives a lunch seminar. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Project Update: 'The Demise of Religions'

    CAS fellows talk about their research on the why and how of the decline of religions.


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Professor Camilla Serck-Hanssen. Source: Norwegian Defense Ethics Council

Meet Scientific Director Professor Camilla Serck-Hanssen

Serck-Hanssen, professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo (UiO), leads the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS).