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New report: Real estate wealth hidden in Dubai

New report: Real estate wealth hidden in Dubai

New research gives unique insight of who owns properties in the tax haven of Dubai. Read the paper here.

5 quick questions on Chernobyl and radioactivity with a professor of radiochemistry

5 quick questions on Chernobyl and radioactivity with a professor of radiochemistry

The war in Ukraine has led to fears that nuclear reactors will be damaged and lead to emissions of radioactive material. NMBU’s professor Deborah Oughton says that the attacks hardly pose a major threat to us in Norway. Here she answers five questions about the situation.

NMBU ranked as number nine in the world

NMBU ranked as number nine in the world

NMBU climbs the international rankings of the world's best universities in agriculture and forestry. This year, the university is in 9th place.

Widely used food additive affects the human gut microbiota

Widely used food additive affects the human gut microbiota

An additive used in processed food leads to changes in our gut bacteria, according to new research from NMBU. Researchers say it is time for new assessments of additives used in foodstuffs.

The next decade will be critical

The next decade will be critical

"We have to act now to secure a liveable future for everyone on earth," says NMBU professor Siri H. Eriksen. She is one of the authors behind the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. 

Potentially toxic levels of drugs in more than a quarter of rivers tested

Potentially toxic levels of drugs in more than a quarter of rivers tested

A global study looking at the presence of pharmaceuticals in the world’s rivers found concentrations at potentially toxic levels in more than a quarter of the locations studied.

NMBU-professor new chair of Arctic research network

NMBU-professor new chair of Arctic research network

Professor Roland Kallenborn from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is appointed UArctic Chair in Arctic Environmental Pollution Research for the next five years.

How sustainable is renting clothes?

How sustainable is renting clothes?

The textile industry is notorious for its negative impact on the environment. Could renting clothes be part of the answer? This is what several researchers at NMBU are working to find out.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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