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.

  • Dag O. Hessen, professor of biology at the University of Oslo, during his talk at Kulturhuset, as part of Forskningsdagene 2017. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Dag O. Hessen: The Value of Nature

    As part of Forskningsdagene 2017, CAS Oslo invited six current and former research fellows to give a 12-minute talk about science and values. In his talk, biologist Dag O. Hessen presents a range of diffenent ways to look at the value of nature.

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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.

  • Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo, speaks during the opening of the 25th anniversary year at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Hans Jacob Orning on 'Ekko': Women in the Middle Ages

    In an appearance on the NRK show Ekko, Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo and CAS Oslo research group leader, discusses whether historians have traditionally overlooked stories about women in the Middle Ages.

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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.

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    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.

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

    Meet the group leaders: Trygve Ulf Helgaker

    Chemistry normally deals with the predictable behaviour of matter – how atoms form molecules, and how the molecules react when introduced to one another. But how do those same molecules behave in unpredictable conditions? Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, is aiming to find out.

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