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Congratulations to the 2018 Nobel Laureates!

Congratulations to the 2018 Nobel Laureates!

Friday, 07 Dec 2018

​On Monday, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize will be formally presented to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. PRIO congratulates the two laureates on the prize in recognition of their important work.

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Jørgen Carling Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

Jørgen Carling Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

Thursday, 29 Nov 2018
PRIO’s Jørgen Carling is one out of nine Norway-based researchers receiving the highly prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council, following an announcement from the ERC today. The sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence. The aim of the grant, in the words of the ERC, is to recognise the best ideas, and confer status and visibility on the best scientists in Europe, across all fields of science.

Carling will carry out a project that takes migration research in a new direction. Instead of studying the movement of people across borders, he will examine the migration that people imagine as part of their own future. “I want to find out how imagined future migration has real consequences in the present” he says. The name of the project is Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI).

Please see the FUMI project page for additional information and a video presentation.

PRIO is now the only non-university institution in Norway to hold two ERC grants, as Halvard Buhaug received a consolidator grant in 2015. 
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Plan S: At the Crossroads of Open Access to Research

Plan S: At the Crossroads of Open Access to Research

An assessment of the possible consequences of Plan S for publishing, research quality and research environments

Monday, 26 Nov 2018
In September 2018, Plan S was announced in Norway and several other European countries. While the initiative is aimed at increasing open access, it can have consequences for the researchers and institutions affected by the policy. 
 
With this in mind, researchers at the University of Oslo and PRIO authored a report evaluating the possible drawbacks and problems tied to Plan S. The Norwegian report was released earlier this month, and the English version is now available. While the report is written as a commentary specific to the situation in Norway, many of the issues raised are relevant to all countries and individual researchers subject to Plan S.
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Opprop: Plan S må konsekvensutredes

Opprop: Plan S må konsekvensutredes

Friday, 16 Nov 2018
PRIO oppfordrer alle forskere som er enige i oppropets innhold, til å undertegne. Dette kan skje ved å følge denne lenken.
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Doctoral Researcher Position Opening on Judicial Behavior in Conflict-Affected Societies

Doctoral Researcher Position Opening on Judicial Behavior in Conflict-Affected Societies

Friday, 16 Nov 2018
PRIO invites applications for a three-year, full-time position as Doctoral Researcher. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with high academic standards and an interdisciplinary environment.

This position is financed as part of a grant from the Research Council of Norway to PRIO for the project “All is fair in law and war: Judicial behavior in conflict-affected societies” (DCJ project), led by Senior Researcher Helga Malmin Binningsbø.

Working within the fields of social sciences, the Doctoral Researcher to be employed in this project will conduct fieldwork-based doctoral research which focuses on judicial behavior during and after the armed conflict in Colombia. Additionally, the project team has access to quantitative data on during-conflict justice (DCJ) that the Doctoral Researcher can take advantage of if s/he wishes. The Doctoral Researcher will be responsible for a significant component of the overall project, some of the parameters of data collection and analyses are therefore given by the project design. This work will result in an article-based PhD dissertation in English.


Applications are due Thursday, January 3, 2019.


For more information, follow the link here.

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