As the Norwegian authorities have downgraded the recent terrorist threat, the University has withdrawn the special security measures taken earlier. All activities proceed as normal.
After receiving warning from the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) on the 24th of July, the University of Oslo has decided on a number of measurements to increase the security of the premises.
“The voice of the universities must be heard in the fight against the death penalty,” says Rector Ole Petter Ottersen. All the Norwegian universities are now part of the University of Oslo’s network against the death penalty, which is to be launched in November.
UiO scores highly on the QS World Rankings by Subject 2013, which was released 8 May. The QS ranks approximately 3000 universities in 30 individual subjects.
Compared to Norway’s other universities, UiO scores best when research and credits earned are measured in relation to the number of scientific man-years.
The University Election Board today announced that incumbent Rector Ole Petter Ottersen and his team have been re-elected for four more years.
The European Commission has officially announced the selection of the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of its two FET Flagship projects. The new project will federate European efforts to address one of the greatest challenges of modern science: understanding the human brain.