Each year, the Centre hosts three research projects across the following fields:

CAS has hosted more than 1,000 fellows and more than 70 research projects since its opening in 1992.

YoungCAS: Our concept for rising scholars

In addition to hosting leading academics from around the world, CAS also hosts YoungCAS, a programme aimed at supporting scholars at the outset of their careers.

YoungCAS offers a unique opportunity for postdoctoral students and other young scholars to do group-based research with colleagues from around the world during a one-week stay in Oslo.

Desciptions of the projects already hosted will be published shortly.

Special Projects: The Hippocampus Book

When Professor Per Andersen, University of Oslo (UiO), was selected to lead a CAS project, he initially turned down the offer due to prior research engagements. Recognising the potential of Andersen's work, the CAS Board of Directors chose to provide financial support, office space, and seminar rooms to one of his projects: The Hippocampus Book.

Andersen, along with fellow neuroscientists Richard Morris, David Amaral, Tim Bliss and John O’Keefe, enjoyed several stays at CAS in the 1990's while they worked on unraveling the secrets of the brain.

The hippocampus is one of a group of remarkable structures embedded within the brain's medial temporal lobe. Long known to be important for memory, it has been a prime focus of neuroscience research for many years. The Hippocampus Book, published in 2007, offers a comprehensive account of what the hippocampus does, how it does it, and what happens when things go wrong.

In the future, the Centre hopes to support more special projects.