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Rudolf is coping with climate change better than feared - for now

Rudolf is coping with climate change better than feared - for now

The Svalbard reindeer have gotten fatter, not thinner, the past 28 years of climate change.

Young Talents

Young Talents

Are you a PhD student, postdoc or master's student in life sciences and looking for career opportunities outside academia - then you must sign up for Norway Life Science 2023!

The secret lives of tropical mammals revealed by millions of wildlife photos

The secret lives of tropical mammals revealed by millions of wildlife photos

A vast network of wildlife cameras and 2.3 million photos reveal when tropical mammals are active and why.

War, climate and food

War, climate and food

The US Special Envoy for Global Food Security, Cary Fowler to visit NMBU on 5 December.

NMBU gets its first Centre for Excellence in Education

NMBU gets its first Centre for Excellence in Education

The centre will meet the need for increased capacity and expertise in spatial planning and will work with how higher education can respond to the UN's sustainability goals.

 NMBU wants to spread knowledge about climate change

NMBU wants to spread knowledge about climate change

We are heading towards 2.8 degrees of warming with the current climate measures the world has put in place, according to the UN . The measures announced this year will result in an increase of 2.4 to 2.6 degrees, way above the 1.5 degree target set in the Paris Agreement. This year's summit is a step on the road to change.

We are Waves of Potential: Engaging with Climate Change

We are Waves of Potential: Engaging with Climate Change

We are all confronted with global climate change challenges and the urgent need for climate action. Welcome to a student-driven conference on climate change and the potential for engaging with transforming society. 29 November at Vitenparken.

Questioning social sustainability in Oslo

Questioning social sustainability in Oslo

Prioritizing environmental sustainability when implementing urban densification can result in social exclusion, concludes NMBU’s Rebecca Cavicchia in new doctoral research.

A warm welcome to our new international students!

A warm welcome to our new international students!

Over 350 international students from 73 countries have been offered study places at NMBU this academic year, with some travelling from as far afield as Australia, Brazil and Mozambique.

True size of world's largest tropical peatland revealed for the first time

True size of world's largest tropical peatland revealed for the first time

A new study maps the full scale of a vast region of peatland in the heart of the Congo Basin, revealing it to be 15% bigger than previously thought.

New project to determine the causes of violent conflict and migration in the Sahel

New project to determine the causes of violent conflict and migration in the Sahel

NMBU professor Tor A. Benjaminsen awarded ERC Advanced Grant for research in the conflict-stricken region.

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.

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-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.

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.

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