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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.

Sustainability and Justice: Linking social and environmental limits

Sustainability and Justice: Linking social and environmental limits

NMBU's new Sustainability Arenas and C-Hub network invite you explore the social and environmental limits to adaptation and sustainability. Join Cornell University's Rachel Bezner Kerr and some of our inhouse sustainability experts and students for speed-talks and discussions. 9 December in Vitenparken and online. 

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.

Young people struggle when there is no definitive answer

Young people struggle when there is no definitive answer

Teenagers are good at finding a solution through discussion, but struggle when it emerges that they may not be right. ‘That surprises us,’ says Ingrid Eikeland.

Curt Rice is NMBU’s next rector

Curt Rice is NMBU’s next rector

The university board has appointed Curt Rice as NMBU’s next rector. – The board means Rice is the right person to lead the work on developing and realizing NMBUs ambitious strategy as the university for sustainability, says chair Siri Hatlen. Rice starts the job on 1st August. 

Reforming human-impacted landscapes beneath the surface of the Oslofjord

Reforming human-impacted landscapes beneath the surface of the Oslofjord

Using art, landscape architecture and ecology, Norway’s first waterscape architect creates a broad awareness of the underwater impacts of development along our coastlines and offers innovative solutions.

How robots find the best food

How robots find the best food

Robots that pick the finest berries, and sensors that find the best and healthiest raw produce. New technology will provide us with better food at cheaper prices.

 

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