University of Oslo
University of Oslo

Continente: Europe

Country: Norway

Address: University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1072 Blindern, 0316 Oslo

Web Site: www.uio.no



About University of Oslo:

The University of Oslo (UiO) was established in 1813. It was Norway’s first university, founded when the city after which it is named was still just a provincial town called Christiania. Since then it has made academic breakthroughs in law, science (especially maritime science) and played a key role in Norway's liberation from Denmark. UiO’s original campus is located in the heart of the city, next to the royal palace and parliament. Its main Blindern campus is a subway ride from there, close to forested hills and offering views of Oslo Fjord. In 1933, an astronomical observatory was built, still standing to this day, and from 1913-1989 it was home to Norway's national library. The university constitutes Norway’s largest research institution comprising eight faculties: Theology, Law, Medicine, Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Dentistry, Social Sciences, and Education. It offers over 800 courses, all taught in English, with 40 Master’s degree programmes also taught in English. UiO is home to its own museum of cultural history, housing three Viking ships including the best preserved and first ever excavated. Since the university’s founding it has also prided itself on being an 'elite school' for upper secondary school teachers. Five Nobel Laureates are associated with the university. They include chemist Odd Hassel, economist Ragnar Frisch and Ivar Giæver, an electrical engineer who worked on electron tunnelling and biophysics. Jens Evensen, a former student of the university and an expert in international law, is responsible for much of Norway's sovereign wealth. He formulated the sentence, ‘The right to subsea natural resources lies with the state,’ which allowed the country to lay claim to the natural resources along its coastline. Oslo itself is home to 600,000 people, comprising 10% of Norway's entire population. Of the city’s 60,000-strong student population, almost 75 % are from outside Oslo.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 149 155 159 152 145 118 108 98 99 91 94 92

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 74 82 71 72 105 78 86 103 112 112 126
Engineering - - - - 259 - 274 - - - 351-400 351-400
Life Sciences - 143 161 134 144 120 120 103 110 110 105 104
Clinical Medicine - 164 124 118 126 90 85 74 72 66 63 61
Natural Sciences - 164 187 219 196 175 137 149 132 127 147 127
Social Sciences - 105 171 101 98 80 87 81 94 95 77 64

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 80 105 142 148 168 211 162 185
Chemistryical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Chemistry - - - - 295 - - - - - 301-350 301-350
Civil Engineering - - - 243 108 131 129 132 122 137 145 212
Computer Science - - - 220 186 223 222 233 221 267 230 176
Electrical Engineering - - - - 218 - 275 - - - 271 247
Environment / Ecology - - - - 51 59 58 64 80 86 90 98
Geosciences - - - 61 52 58 50 41 47 61 55 52
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Mathematics - - - 83 104 133 187 165 177 191 177 180
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 169 172 138 133 125 157 182
Physics - - - 268 252 213 152 174 152 133 160 150
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 114 106 106 100 112 126 161 145