Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Professor in sociology, Cathrine Holst, and Associate Professor in philosophy, Jakob Elster, presenting their CAS project What is Good Policy? Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy (GOODPOL)

    What is good policy?

    Vice-Rector at the University of Oslo, Åse Gornitzka, says that the CAS project leaders Cathrine Holst and Jakob Elster are ‘brave’ to ask the simple, but complex and crucial question: what is good policy?

  • Karine Nyborg, photo by: University of Oslo

    Alumni Spotlight: Karine Nyborg

    Karine Nyborg, a professor of economics at the University of Oslo, says that the months at CAS in 2005 helped making her feel at home in the international environmental economics research community.

  • Olav Gjelsvik

    Alumni Spotlight: Olav Gjelsvik

    Funding bodies increasingly focus on research that is expected to be relevant in a short term perspective, Olav Gjelsvik says worryingly: ´This makes institutions like CAS much more important´.

  • Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein led the CAS project Should States Ratify Human Rights Conventions? Photo: Ola Sæther

    Alumni Spotlight: Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein

    Ten years ago, the two professors asked: Should States Ratify Human Rights Conventions?

  • CAS Fellow Jacqueline Sztepanacz . Photo: Camilla K. Elmar /Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    CAS Fellow awarded the Dobzhansky Prize: ´I am absolutely thrilled´

    Jacqueline Sztepanacz has been awarded the prestigious prize for her “accomplishments and future promise” as an outstanding young evolutionary biologist.

  • ´The essence of why we need research and innovation´

    The Minister of Research and Higher Education, Henrik Asheim, honours the Young CAS Fellows 2020/21.

  • Former CAS fellow, Erica Baffelli

    Alumni Spotlight: Erica Baffelli

    When asked about her time at CAS, she admits that it feels “rather bizarre” these days to think about the freedom and social life that is essential to a stay at CAS.

  • The MultiGender project members now work online.

    Why do some words have gender?

    CAS is all about being together. The Corona pandemic forces us to work differently. Now that their fellows are spread worldwide, Terje Lohndal and Marit Westergaard have moved their seminars online, but you can still read about their research.

  • Atle Mysterud is an expert on deer. Photo: Nils Olav Talgøy

    Alumni Spotlight: Atle Mysterud

    Five years have passed since Atle Mysterud and Jon Swenson led the CAS project Climate effects on harvested large mammals. The project has not lost its relevance.

  • Musicologist Catherine Anne Bradley and chemist Erik Tellgren are Young CAS Fellows 2020/21. Illustration: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Announcing the 2020/21 Young CAS Fellows

    From the study of French fragments of medieval musical compositions found in Sweden, to fundamental problems in computational chemistry: Catherine Anne Bradley and Erik Tellgren are the Young CAS Fellows for 2020/21.

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