University of Oslo
Founded in 1811, the University of Oslo (UiO) is Norway’s leading university and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. UiO has a strong focus on interdisciplinary research, particularly in the university’s strategic initiatives on life sciences, energy and the Nordic model.
UiO has approximately 200 research projects funded by EU framework programmes, more than half of all Norwegian ERC grants, and coordinates ten national Centers of Excellence. In 2015, UiO researchers contributed to research trials of a new Ebola vaccine, new cancer treatments and new understanding of coeliac disease.
UiO has fostered five Nobel Prize Laureates and has a strong record of pioneering research and scientific discovery. Inven2, UiO’s technology transfer office, is the largest contributor to commercialization of research in the Nordic region.