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NMBU to lead new PhD school on the green shift and energy transition

NMBU to lead new PhD school on the green shift and energy transition

New research school to strengthen the societal relevance of doctoral education by addressing the social and environmental controversies of transitioning to a low carbon society.

NMBU research gives new opportunities for recirculating plastics (and more)

NMBU research gives new opportunities for recirculating plastics (and more)

Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases (LPMOs) are unique mono-copper enzymes evolved to act on the surfaces of insoluble crystalline polysaccharides, such as cellulose. 

RoBUTCHER: a butcher robot for a more sustainable meat industry

RoBUTCHER: a butcher robot for a more sustainable meat industry

Can automation make the meat industry more sustainable? The answer is yes if you ask Alex Mason. He is project manager for RoBUTCHER and is working to develop a butcher robot for pigs.

NMBU's professor, Dr. agric Odd Vangen knighted

NMBU's professor, Dr. agric Odd Vangen knighted

He receives the award for his substantial and versatile efforts for animal welfare and sustainable agriculture spanning 50 years.

The digitization revolution with drones in agriculture

The digitization revolution with drones in agriculture

This summer, several drones hovered over an experimental field at the Centre for Plant Research in Controlled Climate at NMBU to gather information about the growth and health of wheat plants.

Knitting scientist explains Covid-19-numbers at UNESCO art exhibition

Knitting scientist explains Covid-19-numbers at UNESCO art exhibition

When statistician Kathrine Frey Frøslie explained the R-number using crochet, the video went viral in Norway. Her knitted and crocheted corona art is now available in English, and on display in an international corona exhibition from UNESCO.

NMBU professor one of the most highly cited

NMBU professor one of the most highly cited

Erik Gómez-Baggethun features on Clarivate’s list of Highly Cited Researchers for the 4th year in a row.

Funding for new NMBU projects in the Global South

Funding for new NMBU projects in the Global South

"It is fantastic that our applications have succeeded so well. It is also great to see that NMBU has such a strong focus on sustainability in all its projects," says Solve Sæbø, NMBU’s Pro-Rector for Education.

Expectations of COP26

Expectations of COP26

Two of our researchers are lead authors in the forthcoming UN climate report. A third NMBU researcher helped to quality assure the previous report and a fourth is an expert on international climate negotiations. We asked them about their expectations of COP26.

Banking on Crop Diversity for Food Security in the Face of Climate Change

Banking on Crop Diversity for Food Security in the Face of Climate Change

Groundbreaking 10-year, USD 58 million project launches to secure future food security and climate resilience globally.

2 of 4 grants from Habitat Norway go to International Relations students

2 of 4 grants from Habitat Norway go to International Relations students

Noragric students receive prestigious stipends. “These are engaged students with great initiative and lots of curiosity. They are creative in how they link international relations to the study of urban transformation”, says supervisor Kirsti Stuvøy.

Researchers believe a genetic variant can protect against malnutrition

Researchers believe a genetic variant can protect against malnutrition

A new study has found that a variant of a specific growth hormone gene may have protected Neanderthals against malnutrition during periods of food scarcity. The researchers behind the study believe that the gene variant may explain why some people handle malnutrition better than others.

Could Isaac Newton show us the way into the Green Shift?

Could Isaac Newton show us the way into the Green Shift?

Climate change, loss of biodiversity, and degraded ecosystems: we're in trouble and something needs to be done. We need to change, and we know what to do. But we probably need some help on how to proceed. Maybe we can be inspired by Isaac Newton’s three laws?

Honouring the doctors 2019-21

Honouring the doctors 2019-21

The annual doctoral ceremony is usually a physical ceremony. Travel restrictions and Covid19 considerations inspired a format available to all participants in the form of an online experience with elements from the traditional ceremony.  

‘The UN is finally raising the topic of seed security.’

‘The UN is finally raising the topic of seed security.’

NMBU researcher Ola Westengen will help to put seed security for farmers across the world on the agenda at the UN Food Systems Summit in September.

Is cooperation with the Taliban a recipe for disaster or a new way forward?

Is cooperation with the Taliban a recipe for disaster or a new way forward?

Whilst we wait for the Taliban to meet international human rights standards, it would be wrong to withhold humanitarian assistance as the harsh winter draws in. Humanitarian action will build confidence on both sides whilst providing critical aid, say Karim Merchant & Ingrid Nyborg.

Maren Anna Brandsrud awarded

Maren Anna Brandsrud awarded

Brandsrud's dissertation will be of significant help in the construction of more efficient solar cells in the future and could have an impact on food science, plant science and solar cell research. Congratulations!

Growing yeast from trees  – first successful scale-up of microbial feed ingredients from sustainable resources

Growing yeast from trees – first successful scale-up of microbial feed ingredients from sustainable resources

Yeast made from Norwegian spruce trees is a high-quality feed ingredient that can replace imported protein. A fruitful collaboration between industry and research has for the first time successfully achieved a large-scale production of yeast from local, sustainable resources

NMBU new partner of the Centre for Digital Life Norway

NMBU new partner of the Centre for Digital Life Norway

NMBU is now one of seven partner institutions of the Centre for Digital Life Norway – a national centre for transdisciplinary biotechnology research, education and innovation.

The official opening of the Veterinary Building – and the celebration of a co-located NMBU

The official opening of the Veterinary Building – and the celebration of a co-located NMBU

Finally! What a pleasure it is to invite staff and students for a two-day long celebration on September 1st and 2nd.

Top tips for new students

Top tips for new students

What is it like to start studies at NMBU? Is Buddy Week as fun as it sounds? What exactly is matriculation, and do you really have to read your entire curriculum?

New database solves bottleneck in use of metagenome sequencing for human gut microbiome studies

New database solves bottleneck in use of metagenome sequencing for human gut microbiome studies

The first publication based on the comprehensive HumGut microbiome database has now been published in the leading scientific journal Microbiome. 

NMBU project to fight food insecurity in Niger

NMBU project to fight food insecurity in Niger

NMBU in NOK 100 million project to fight food insecurity and malnutrition in the west African country

Old oak trees are nature's service station and full of drama

Old oak trees are nature's service station and full of drama

Old oak trees are very important for biodiversity, contribute to higher ecosystem functions and may play a vital role in controlling pests in agriculture, according to a new PhD from NMBU.

Aiming to use bacteria to produce animal feed, medicine and plastics

Aiming to use bacteria to produce animal feed, medicine and plastics

A new method for using bacteria to produce anything from plastic to animal feed is in the works at NMBU. "This is truly a completely new invention," says researcher and project manager Linda Bergaust.

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