Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Practical Information

The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) offers a range of services that give fellows the freedom to focus on their research.

As a project leader or fellow, you will receive timely information from the CAS administration before, during, and after your stay at the Centre.

Reading this section may help you prepare for your stay in Oslo. Click the links in the navigation bar above to learn about visa information, travel and health insurance, and living in Norway.

If you have questions beyond what is covered in this section, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Contact CAS

    Contact CAS

    By Camilla K. Elmar,

    Postal and visitation address:

    Drammensveien 78
    0271 Oslo

    Phone: (+47) 22 12 25 00

    E-mail: cas@cas.oslo.no


  • Opening Hours

    Opening Hours

    By Camilla K. Elmar,

    The CAS reception and phone line are open between the hours of:

    09:00 – 14:45 (16 September – 14 May)

    09:00 – 14:00 (15 May – 15 September)

    All fellows are given a key to the Centre and may come and go as they please.

    Note: CAS is closed during the Easter and Christmas holidays, as well as during the month of July.

  • Offices & Seminar Rooms

    Offices & Seminar Rooms

    By Camilla K. Elmar,

    CAS offers bright and pleasant offices, as well as common spaces where fellows from different projects can mingle.

    Each office is equipped with a desk, bookshelves, and up-to-date desktop computers. All computers are connected to CAS' network via wired or wireless high-speed internet.

    For smaller seminars and workshops, fellows can book the Turret Room, which is equipped with a large monitor, whiteboards, and other conference equipment. The Turret Room holds about 25 people.

    For larger conferences and seminars, fellows can book the auditorium at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters -- located in the same building as CAS -- or conference rooms at nearby event spaces.

    Contact the CAS administration for booking of venues.

  • IT & Library Services

    IT & Library Services

    By Camilla K. Elmar,

    Fellows are free to bring their own laptops, but CAS can provide desktop computers that run Microsoft Windows or macOS. The Centre’s network also supports computers running Linux.

    The Centre is equipped with copiers, printers, and scanners.

    A computer engineer from USIT (University Centre for Information Technology) at the University of Oslo is available at the Centre every Tuesday and Friday.

    CAS fellows have access to the University of Oslo’s library resources. Fellows can visit the university library, access library resources electronically, or request physical texts through the Oria service.

  • Lunch


    By Camilla K. Elmar,

    Lunch is served in the Centre’s Turret Room between 12:00 – 13:00.

    CAS partners with Food.Farm for lunch deliveries. Food.Farm offers deliveries from local kitchens, and fellows select their own meals from a variety of cuisines (including gluten free and vegetarian options) on a daily basis at a subsidised price.

    Coffee, tea, and fruit is offered free of charge throughout the day.