University of Oslo


Continente:
Europe
Country:
Norway Norway
Address:
University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1072 Blindern, 0316 Oslo
Web Site:
www.uio.no
University of Oslo


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 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 149 155 159 152 145 118 108 98 99 91 94 92 94 98 74

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 74 82 71 72 105 78 86 103 112 112 126 123 152 120
Engineering - - - 259 - 274 - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400 301-350 301-350
Life Sciences 143 161 134 144 120 120 103 110 110 105 104 104 85 79
Medicine 164 124 118 126 90 85 74 72 66 63 61 58 68 58
Natural Sciences 164 187 219 196 175 137 149 132 127 147 127 161 164 137
Social Sciences 105 171 101 98 80 87 81 94 95 77 64 62 72 43

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 80 105 142 148 168 211 162 185 208 250 226
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 104 142 99
Chemistry 295 - - - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350 351-400 401-450
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500 -
Civil Engineering 108 131 129 132 122 137 145 212 199 230 104
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 58 64 62
Computer Science 186 223 222 233 221 267 230 176 185 128 116
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 236 271 186
Electrical Engineering 218 - 275 - - - 271 247 216 198 189
Environment / Ecology 51 59 58 64 80 86 90 98 100 116 93
Geosciences 52 58 50 41 47 61 55 52 55 62 36
Immunology - - - - - - - - 120 122 97
Materials Science - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500
Mathematics 104 133 187 165 177 191 177 180 231 208 231
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 351-400 -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 209 198 130
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 80 68 75
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 92 82 69
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 169 172 138 133 125 157 182 165 133 119
Physics 252 213 152 174 152 133 160 150 236 223 226
Plant & Animal Science 114 106 106 100 112 126 161 145 128 186 144
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 75 62 49
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 45 53 28
Space Science - - - - - - - - 120 96 73
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 93
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -