Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

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    Call for applications: CAS projects 2020/21

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo), Norway’s only institute for excellence in interdisciplinary fundamental research, is now accepting project proposals for the 2020/21 academic year. Deadline: 15 January 2018.

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    Book release: 'Violent Reverberations: Global Modalities of Trauma'

    Fresh, multidisciplinary perspectives are needed to understand the connections between culture and emotional distress, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS Oslo, and her colleague Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen argue in a new book.

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    CAS Oslo announces selection of 2019/20 research projects

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) is proud to announce the three research projects selected for the 2019/20 academic year.

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    CAS Oslo responds to call for input on Norwegian research policy

    Norway should expand the Centre for Advanced Study concept and continue to invest in Centres of Excellence to support cutting-edge research, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS Oslo, argues in comments submitted to the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

  • Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS Oslo, speaks during the opening of the 25th anniversary year. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    CAS Oslo celebrates opening of 25th anniversary year

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, marked the official opening of the 2017/18 academic year at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo), the centre's 25th anniversary.

  • Illustrasjonsbilde. En kvinne speider utover et landskap. På venstre side ser hun Egypt. På høyre side, norsk natur og et vikingskip.

    CAS Oslo to host 'Researcher Relay Race'

    Bears, bacteria, and blueberries are some of the topics on the agenda as the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) invites you to a ‘Researcher Relay Race’ at Kulturhuset on Thursday, 21 September, at 18:00.

  • Young scholars participate during YoungCAS 2017. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Call: YoungCAS Summer 2018

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Oslo) in Oslo, Norway, invites talented young scholars to apply to YoungCAS, a one-of-a-kind intensive, international research experience. Deadline: 13 November 2017.

  • Medieval war, computational linguistics and molecular chemistry are the topics of next year's projects.

    2017/2018: Molecular Chemistry, Medieval War and Computational Linguistics

    The academic year of 2016/2017 is just about to come to an end, and CAS is looking forward to the next. In August, we will welcome three new research groups working on computational linguistics, molecular chemistry, and the Nordic “civil wars”. No doubt next year’s groups will be as versatile as their predecessors.

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    Former CAS group leader wins the Fridtjof Nansen Award of Excellence

    Former CAS group leader Professor Trond Helge Torsvik has been awarded this prestigious prize for his outstanding work in geophysics.

  • CAS group leader 2017/2018 Trygve Helgaker and CAS board alternate Kenneth Ruud will lead one of ten new Norwegian Centres of Excellence (SFF) Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences. Photo: Shutterstock

    CAS Oslo researchers will lead prestigious centres

    CAS Oslo congratulates former CAS group leader, future group leader 2017/2018 and CAS board alternate who will lead two different Norwegian Centres of Excellence (SFF).

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