The University of Oslo Blindern Campus is situated on the calm and leafy western outskirts of Oslo. Two tramlines and two subway lines arrive just outside the campus in approximately 15 minutes from downtown.
The Department of Biosciences building, Kristine Bonnevies hus, centrally located on the campus and named after the biologist and first female professor of the University, will serve as the main location for the event. The adjacent Georg Sverdrups hus (the main university library) will also be used. All parallel sessions will be hosted at the campus, as well as the keynote and poster session.
All rooms are equipped with standard A/V equipment and are designed for universal access. Wi-Fi is available on the whole campus.
The University Aula is located in the middle building (Domus media) of the old campus in central Oslo. Both the Aula and the main square are frequently used for major academic and cultural events and festivities - of local, national or international importance. A place for festive events, concerts and art, the University ceremonial hall, the Aula, is perhaps the university's most famous building.
The 11 oil paintings that cover the walls of the University Aula are the only decorations by Edvard Munch that can still be viewed in their original context. "The Sun", "Alma Mater" and "History" are the main pictures.
The Aula will host one of ISHPSSB 2019 keynote lectures.
The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology is situated on the green, northern outskirts of Oslo next to the Akerselva river. The Museum was founded in 1914 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Norwegian Constitution and opened to the public in 1932. Today, its galleries covers an area of around 25,000 square meters filled with 25 permanent and temporary exhibitions and more than 100 interactive installations.
Depending on the weather conditions, the participants will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area, which was critical for Oslo’s industrialization in the second half of the 19th century.
The Museum will host some of the social events of the conference.