University of Oslo

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University of Oslo
(1811–1939: Royal Frederick University)
founding September 2, 1811
Sponsorship state
place Oslo , Norway
Rector Svein Stølen (2017-2021)
Students approx. 30,500 (as of 2019)
Employee approx. 7,000 (as of 2019)
Annual budget 8.15 billion NOK (as of 2019)
Networks IAU
The University of Oslo Law Faculty (Domus Media and Domus Academica). The Altes Museum in Berlin was a great inspiration for these buildings .
The new university library on the Blinder Campus
The new IT building on the Blinder Campus

The University of Oslo ( Norwegian Universitetet i Oslo , Latin Universitas Osloensis ) is the oldest and second largest university in Norway with 30,505 students and 6,595 employees (as of 2019) .

It was founded in 1811 as the Royal Friedrichs University ( Universitas Regia Fredericiana , Norwegian / Danish Kgl. Frederiks Universitet ) based on the model of the Humboldt University . It was renamed to its current name in 1939.


King Friedrich VI. von Denmark campaigned for a long time against the idea of ​​a university in Norway, which belongs to Denmark, because he feared it would support separatist feelings. However, he was convinced in a campaign in 1811, and Norway received its first university: the Royal Friedrichs University. The university was then founded in Christiania in 1813 and started with seven professors and 18 students. A year later Norway declared itself independent from Denmark.

In 1882 Cecilie Thoresen began studying at the Royal Friedrichs University as the first female student. The first female professor was Kristine Bonnevie in 1912. She received her professorship a year before women got the right to vote in Norway.

The Royal Friedrichs University was renamed University of Oslo ( Norwegian Universitetet i Oslo ) in 1939 .

In 1999 the new building for the university library was opened (Georg Sverdrups hus). It replaces the old building that was built in 1913.

On September 2, 2011, the University of Oslo celebrated its 200th birthday.


The university is divided into eight faculties, which in turn are divided into departments. In addition, three museums (the Kulturhistorisk Museum , the Naturhistorisk Museum and the Museum für Universitätsgeschichte) and the Barony Rosendal , which is also a museum today, are attached to the university. The library and a number of interdisciplinary centers are also part of the University of Oslo's facilities. The academic institutions at the university are (as of July 2015):

  • Medical school
    • Institute for Health and Society
    • Institute for "Basic Medical Sciences"
    • Institute for Clinical Medicine
    • Biotechnological Center Oslo (BiO)
    • Norwegian Center for Molecular Medicine (NCMM)
    • Norwegian Center for the Study of Mental Diseases (NORMENT)
    • Center for Immune System (CIR)
    • Center for Cancer Biomedicine (CCB)
  • Dental Faculty
    • Department of Oral Biology
    • Institute for Clinical Dentistry
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Department of Sociology and Anthropogeography
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Social Anthropology
    • Department of Economics
    • Center for European Studies (Arena)
    • Center for Gender Studies and Equality Research (ESOP)
    • Center for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK-center)

Nobel Prize Winner

The university has so far produced or employed six Nobel Prize winners:


An older version of the university seal

The seal of the University of Oslo shows Apollo with the lyre , and dates from 1835. The seal has been revised several times over the years, most recently in 2009.

See also

Web links

Commons : University of Oslo  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ List of IAU Members. In: International Association of Universities, accessed August 9, 2019 .
  2. UiO in figures 2019 ( English , Internet) Universitetet i Oslo. 2019 . Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  3. The largest study locations in Norway ( English , Internet) Central Statistical Office Norway . 2018 . Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  4. ^ Organization of the University of Oslo. UiO , 2013, accessed September 26, 2013 .

Coordinates: 59 ° 56 '23.7 "  N , 10 ° 43' 19.4"  E