University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest institution for research and higher education, with 28,000 students and 7,000 employees. The university celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2011. University of Oslo has 8 faculties, 2 museums and several centres. In addition, University of Oslo has 10 Norwegian Centres of Excellence.

The Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo is the oldest and largest educational and research institution within the field of law in Norway, with 400 employees and 4,200 students.  Doctoral training at the faculty is a priority, and the number of completed doctoral degrees is increasing. Interdisciplinary research groups are used to enhance the quality and scope of the research.

Website: University of Oslo

Dr. Jukka Mähönen

Dr. Jukka Mähönen is Professor of Law at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law and Professor of Law at the University of Helsinki. Jukka’s research interests focus on company, cooperative and securities law, accounting and auditing law, as well as law and economics. He is currently involved in research projects concerning accounting law, corporate law, sustainability law and European economic law. In ToNoWaste, he is leading the work on co-creation of new EU policies considering the diversity on regulatory ecology about food waste prevention and reduction at Work Package 6 (Cocreation of new policies and guidelines for fostering the change).
Website: Jukka Mähönen

Dr. Beate Sjåfjell

Dr. Beate Sjåfjell is Professor of Law at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, and Visiting Professor at College of Europe, European Legal Studies Department. Professor Sjåfjell is founder and head of the Oslo Faculty’s research group Sustainability Law (2022-2027), building on a decade of work in the research group Companies, Markets and Sustainability (2012-2022). Professor Sjåfjell coordinates international projects and networks, notably the Horizon 2020-funded project Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART, 2016-2020), on which ToNoWaste builds, as the first Horizon Europe SMART legacy project.
Professor Sjåfjell’s research is increasingly interdisciplinary, with her research interests spanning sustainability law, integration of sustainability into governance of business, and developing theories of sustainability-related law. She contributes with this background to the ToNoWaste project, and especially to WP6. 
Website: Beate Sjåfjell

Dr. Eléonore Maitre-Ekern

Dr. Eléonore Maitre-Ekern is Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law. Her research interests encompass the transition to a sustainable circular economy, product and waste law, and sustainable business models. In her postdoctoral project, she explores the sustainability of the circular economy, focusing in particular on business models for repair, and the notion of durability. As co-deputy head of the research group Sustainability Law, which is hosting the ToNoWaste project at the University of Oslo, she will contribute to the the work of WP6, led by Professor Mähönen.
Website: Eléonore Maitre-Ekern