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Kickoff for national initiative for advanced biofuels

Kickoff for national initiative for advanced biofuels

February 9, 2017, the Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuel and Energy, Bio4Fuels, kicked off. Within an 8-year time frame, the centre will develop innovative technology to convert biomass and organic residues to sustainable fuels and energy

Humanitarian policy and practice in a changing climate

Humanitarian policy and practice in a changing climate

New and innovative thinking is needed to link short-term emergency humanitarian responses to longer-term sustainable adaptation to climate change.

Academic voluntary aid in practice

Academic voluntary aid in practice

Khaled Khalil was educated as a food scientist in Syria. He now works in a traineeship in the dairy at  NMBU.

NMBU-student advises Orkla on sustainability

NMBU-student advises Orkla on sustainability

NMBU-student Lauren Guido has been selected to be on a student innovation team researching how Orkla can become become more attractive for the new generation of consumers through sustainability.

New centre for environmentally-friendly energy

New centre for environmentally-friendly energy

The new research centre for environmentally-friendly energy (forskningssenteret for miljøvennlig energi, FME) has been named the Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuels and Energy.

NMBU wins 2016 Education Quality Award

NMBU wins 2016 Education Quality Award

Yesterday NMBU and the Department of Plant Sciences was presented with the prestigious 2016 Education Quality Award by Minister of Education Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, for its work on educating agroecologists.

A small nudge towards a healthier choice

A small nudge towards a healthier choice

Every day we have to make a lot of choices when it comes to food: What shall we have for dinner tonight? Do I take salad for lunch, or maybe a slice of pizza? Shall I go for a second helping?

A milestone for sustainable aquaculture is reached

A milestone for sustainable aquaculture is reached

The Atlantic salmon genome has been sequenced and it’s potential to safeguard sustainable growth in aquaculture, fewer problems with salmon lice and improved health in the future is only a mouse-click away.

We believe in health apps

We believe in health apps

More than half the users of health and diet apps believe the app really works.

NMBU students designing the communities of the future

NMBU students designing the communities of the future

Seven landscape architecture students from NMBU recently presented their vision for the future development of Giske municipality in Sunnmøre. "The results are very useful. The students have generated enthusiasm and optimism."

New programme to democratize landscape planning

New programme to democratize landscape planning

NMBU is to coordinate an innovative new three-year educational programme in landscape democracy.

The effect of cheese on our health

The effect of cheese on our health

Even though Norvegia cheese contains 27% fat, new research shows that people who ate 80 grams of Norvegia a day did not experience any change in their cholesterol.

Is Africa rising or reeling? New York Times on NMBU-research

Is Africa rising or reeling? New York Times on NMBU-research

The narrative of Africa rising was too rosy and based on inaccurate data, NMBU-Professor Morten Jerven tells The New York Times.

NMBU with official delegation at the UN conference on climate change

NMBU with official delegation at the UN conference on climate change

NMBU has been granted Permanent Observer Status at the conferences of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for new research programme

Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for new research programme

A Memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore, and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway was signed October 11, 2016. 

A survival guide for Norwegian nature

A survival guide for Norwegian nature

Norwegian nature can be as stunning as it can be terrifying. Foreigners can easily be caught off guard if unprepared, so here is a quick survival guide for non-Norwegians eager to sample the best of Norwegian nature.

Using Virtual Reality for peace, planning and preservation

Using Virtual Reality for peace, planning and preservation

NMBU-researcher invited to give talk to UN-seminar on peace in the Middle East about innovative use for Virtual Reality technology.

NMBU’s Education Prize goes to William Warner and the Writing Centre

NMBU’s Education Prize goes to William Warner and the Writing Centre

The Education Prize is awarded biennially by the NMBU University Board.  This year, 100 000 NOK was presented to Bill Warner at the matriculation ceremony for new students.

CERAD director awarded with the title of the Honorary Professor

CERAD director awarded with the title of the Honorary Professor

Professor of Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Director of the Centre for Environmental Radioactivity, Academician of Norwegian Academy of Sciences Brit Salbu was awarded with the title of the Honorary Professor of National University of Life and Environmental Sciences, Ukraine.

Mother bear uses human shields

Mother bear uses human shields

For a mother brown bear in Scandinavia, few sights are as terrifying as a strange male. A new study suggests that smart mama bears have found a surprising way to protect their young. To shield her cubs, mom just has to raise them near an adult bear’s number one enemy: humans.

Insects are the future…so let’s do this

Insects are the future…so let’s do this

These are the words of NMBU PhD Fellow Zabron Nziku and Noragric alumni Alexander Solstad Ringheim and Lukas van der Horst, whose animal-feed company InvertaPro went through to the Norwegian final of the Climate Launchpad, which took place on 15 June in Trondheim.

Pitted paddles for the pellets is history, gentle touch is the new saying

Pitted paddles for the pellets is history, gentle touch is the new saying

Take one inventive head, add one cement mixer, and then fish farmers and feed producers can save money as well as labour.

Developed genomic selection – honoured with prestigious award

Developed genomic selection – honoured with prestigious award

NMBU-professor Theo Meuwissen has had a major impact on the genetic improvement of livestock and crops. On May 1st he receives the John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC.

Small-scale biorefinery ready for trials

Small-scale biorefinery ready for trials

Processing technology is essential to develop novel feeds. Kiira Vuoristo has been responsible for developing NMBU’s new fermentation platform. “The platform is ready to be implemented and we can soon start our first trial”, she says.

The companion dog – a life with defects and diseases

The companion dog – a life with defects and diseases

Many companion dogs are bred for a life with genetic defects and illnesses due to breed standards not compatible with a functional exterior.

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