Ten years of English taught 9th semester – Anniversary celebration

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the English taught 9th semester of the medical study at the University of Oslo. The semester has been a success story judged by most standards, and has become a flagship of internationalization both for the Faculty of Medicine and the University of Oslo. Comprehensive student exchange is one of many positive outcomes of the semester.   

Ball made up of flags.

The anniversary will be celebrated with various seminars and social events October 15-19.

Nine Pediatrics and Obstetrics&Gynecology teachers from some of our key partner universities (see list below)  will visit us that week and will contribute actively to two of the seminars

Activities of relevance to 9th semester students

Anniversary Reception

When: Monday October 15, 19:30-21:30
Where: Frokostkjelleren, Karl Johans gate 47 (corner of Universitetsgata-Kristian IVs gate, entrance from Universitetsgata).

All 9th semester students are very welcome to attend this reception. If you haven’t signed up already, send an email to sverre.bjerkeset@medisin.uio.no within October 5.

Seminar on Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods in a Comparative, International Perspective

When: Wednesday October 17, 14:00-17:00
Where: Aud. Grønt, Rikshospitalet


Contributers will be international guests and local academic staff.

9th Semester Seminar on Global Challenges in Women’s and Children’s Health

When: Thursday October 18, 08:30-15:00
Where:  Store aud. (Main auditorium), Rikshospitalet

Program (pdf)

Contributers will be local academic staff and international guests. This seminar is part of the regular time table in the 9th semester, and you are all expected to attend this semar.

Seminar on Global Health Challenges

When: Thursday October 18, 16:00-18:30
Where:  Gamle festdal, Urbygningnen, Karl Johans gate 47

Program (in Norwegian)

This seminar will take place in Norwegian and is addressed at the general public. However, medical students with an interest in global health will certainly find it worthwhile to attend.

In addition to the health minister of Bangladesh (presentation in English) and the rector of the University of Oslo Ole Petter Otterersen, the contributors will be academic staff from the Faculty of Medicine.

Topics to be covered are the Millenium Goals, the Lancet-UiO Commission on Global Health, Nutritional and Food Security in Global Health, Women’s Health, Newborn Health, Changing Patterns of Global Health, Asthma and Respiratory Diseases in Children caused by smoking.

International guests

-Dr. Belen Provenzano Castro, U. de Buenos Aires 
-Prof. Michael Permezal, U. of Melbourne 
-Prof. Gerhard Theron, U. of Stellenbosch 
-Prof. Julianne Toohey, U. of California, Irvine

-Dr. Kypros Kyprianou, U. of Melbourne  
-Ass. Prof. Penny Murata, U. of California, Irvine 
-Prof. Jorge Murno, U. de Buenos Aires 
-Senior Lecturer/Clinical Professor Don Sharkey, U. of Nottingham
-Senior Lecturer Rob Smith, U. of Newcastle (Australia)



Published Oct. 2, 2012 8:47 AM - Last modified Mar. 18, 2019 9:57 AM