Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • CICERO Center for International Climate Research and Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) join 12 other Norwegian universities, university colleges and research institutions, as they become members of the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS).

    CICERO and OsloMet partner with CAS

    CAS is excited to announce two new partner institutions.

  • WHO ebola vaccines. Photo: WHO/S. Hawkey

    From Fundamental Research to Policy

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has asked one of the CAS projects to write a report on the cultural contexts of health and knowledge translation.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Frode Kjosavik

    Frode Kjosavik and Camilla Serck-Hanssen recently published the book Metametaphysics and the Sciences: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives, a product of the CAS project the two philosophers led in 2015/16.

  • Professor Mette Halskov Hansen opens the conference of the CAS project "Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change, and New Visions of Sustainability in China" ,photo: Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    Institutionalising interdisciplinary collaboration: China-Norway research centre opens

    Mette Halskov Hansen wanted to formalise the interdisciplinary collaboration she experienced whilst leading her CAS project on air pollution in China. A Norway-China research centre on climate and environment is now a reality.

  • Mihaela Pavlicev during our second lunch seminar this semester, 2019/20, photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Female orgasm: an evolutionary emancipation of women’s sexuality?

    CAS Fellow Mihaela Pavličev presented her latest article, which suggests that the female orgasm once had a reproductive function, but then lost it.

  • Helle Vogt, photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Alumni Spotlight: Helle Vogt

    We talked with the ever-returning scholar, Professor of Law, Helle Vogt, who returns to CAS for the third time in 2021.

  • What are the cultural underpinnings of translating medical knowledge? The CAS project the Body in Translation: Historicising and Reinventing Medical Humanities and Knowledge Translation aims to reinvent the field of medical humanities.

    Humanities + medicine = ❤︎

    Translating knowledge from a research lab is not merely a scientific practice. CAS project leaders call for a greater inclusion of culture.

  • CAS Fellow receives ERC Synergy Grant

    Artemis Alexiadou aims to develop a new approach to language.

  • CAS project leaders Marit Westergaard and Terje Lohndal during the opening ceremony of the CAS year 2019/20. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Meet the project: Do we really need grammatical gender?

    ‘For second language learners, gender is notoriously hard’, CAS project leader Terje Lohndal says. Half of the world’s languages manage without this grammatical category, so what is it good for?

  • CAS project leader Thomas F. Hansen  explained how difficult it would be for humans to evolve the same level of vision if we had started out with compund eyes like insects. During the CAS opening ceremony 2019/20. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar/CAS

    Meet the project: What are the preconditions for evolution?

    Why and how do organisms evolve, and can they adapt and survive climate change? Christophe Pélabon and Thomas Fredrik Hansen work on some of the most fundamental questions about life on earth.

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