WEBINAR: UiO:Energy – Then, Now and in the Future. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion

What role does energy play in fighting climate change and achieving more sustainable societies? Vebjørn Bakken, theoretical chemist and director of UiO:Energy, presents the work of UiO:Energy, its interdisciplinary approach, and why there is a need for such an initiative.

A tall man holding av small kid walkning in the sunrise towards som wind mills.
Photo: Colourbox
UiO:Energy is one of three strategic priority areas at the university of Oslo – focusing on how energy is a key factor in fighting climate change and achieving sustainable societies. Through an interdisciplinary approach, the initiative bring together expertise from law, the social sciences, humanities, technology and natural sciences. Acting both as a coordinating hub for ongoing activities and as a catalyst for new initiatives, UiO:Energy aims to strengthen research, education, innovation and outreach within sustainable energy at the University of Oslo.
This talk will try to shed some light upon what UiO:Energy is, what it isn’t, and why there is a need for such an initiative at UiO. In addition to what has been achieved so far, short- and long-term plans for the initiative will be outlined. Finally, several funding schemes, both for students and staff, are available through UiO:Energy, and these will be presented briefly.
Vebjørn Bakken is a theoretical chemist and the director of UiO:Energy. Prior to that, from 2011-2018 he headed the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN). Bakken has also had several research and teaching positions, and amongst other contributed to establishing a research school in solar cell technology as part of the The Norwegian Research Centre for Solar Cell Technology.

About the event series

The OSEH Environmental Lunchtime Discussion series consists of short, 10-15 minute presentations by invited guests, followed by a discussion. We invite speakers from a wide variety of fields, both academic and beyond. The presentations are accessible and are aimed at anyone with an interest in environmental issues. All are welcome.

Tags: HF, IKOS, OSEH, Energy, Climate Change, Sustainability
Published Feb. 5, 2020 11:28 AM - Last modified Aug. 31, 2020 8:35 AM