NOVA is one of the largest social research institutes in Norway. The institute conducts research on different aspects of society and the welfare state. We focus on the whole range of the life course: from the early years to the later life. The research is centered around Norwegian society, but international projects form a growing and important addition. On this website you will find presentations of research results and information about publications, projects, and our researchers.
NOVA researcher Gunhild Hagestad is winner of the 2013 Matilda White Riley Award. The award is presented to distinguished scholars by The American Sociological Association and its Section on Aging and the Life Course Committee.
Critical events like the Obiora-case, cartoon drawings of Mohammed, and the war in Gaza contribute to stronger political involvement among Norwegian youth with immigrant background. A new book looks at the ways in which this involvement comes into expression.
Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) has initiated a new research project about political attitudes and engagement among Norwegian youth. Trust and mistrust in societal and political institutions among ordinary and radical youth is central to the study.