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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.

 

Wooden panels protect houses from earthquake damage

Wooden panels protect houses from earthquake damage

Norwegian solid-wood structures can protect Italian cities from earthquake damage. A European research project shows how concrete buildings can be reinforced with wood to prevent them from collapsing when an earthquake strikes.

 

From displaced children to criminal gang members

From displaced children to criminal gang members

How do youngsters forced onto the street by violence and poverty go from being considered vulnerable, displaced minors to feared criminals?

How can police build trust with communities to improve security in post-conflict regions?

How can police build trust with communities to improve security in post-conflict regions?

An NMBU-led study on community oriented policing spanning 12 countries and 4 continents is now complete. Here’s what it found.

Mouldy food? No thanks!

Mouldy food? No thanks!

The technology will ensure that the food that ends up on your table is safe to eat, even before it leaves the farm. The solution is a simple, portable device that quickly scans the food and identifies mould, pesticides and antibiotics.

Global development studies at NMBU awarded top mark by international committee

Global development studies at NMBU awarded top mark by international committee

‘This recognition shows that our programme in Global Development Studies is at a high international level,’ says professor Morten Jerven.

Why projects to adapt to climate change backfire

Why projects to adapt to climate change backfire

A review led by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the University of Oxford has found that rather than reducing vulnerability to climate change, many internationally-funded adaptation projects reinforce, redistribute or create new sources of vulnerability in developing countries. 

NMBU professor Siri Eriksen among the ‘most cited ever’ in top environmental studies journal

NMBU professor Siri Eriksen among the ‘most cited ever’ in top environmental studies journal

The article features in the journal’s top 20 papers in the last 20 years.

Large-scale forest-based biofuels may significantly change the forest sector

Large-scale forest-based biofuels may significantly change the forest sector

There are enough biomass resources available to meet the Nordic demand for biofuels and bioheat. Increased production of biofuel will change the traditional forest sector, and the forest owners stand to gain.

Outdoor spaces and nature combat depression during COVID-19

Outdoor spaces and nature combat depression during COVID-19

New research verifies that governments should allow people to spend time outdoors to protect mental health in the event of new lockdown measures.

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