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Information channels

Responsibility for information

Information is a line management and leader responsibility. Your leader is responsible for arranging the internal flow of information where you work. The leader is also responsible for external information and dissemination with respect to the unit’s field.

UiO’s Student Information and Communications Office has editorial responsibility for the UiO website and several key publications. It provides advice and guidance to leaders and others who have major tasks related to the dissemination of information.

Electronic information

As an employee, Ph.D. candidate or guest lecturer staying at UiO, you will be issued with an IT user account that will give you an e-mail address and access to the Internet. Contact your local IT support for assistance and information.

The University’s website is of course our basic internal source of information. It is one of the largest websites in Norway, in terms of both the amount of information and the number of daily visitors.

UiO is currently engaged in a comprehensive web project that will give the institution a modern, top-quality website by the end of 2010. All employees may make their own web page and link these to the University’s pages.

E-mail lists, RSS (electronic news feeds) and blogs are widespread internal information channels at UiO. Various groups and units make use of e-mail lists, RSS and blogs to spread and exchange information. Contact the study and administrative persons at your unit to find out about the electronic information channels which may be relevant to you and how you can subscribe to them.


The four most important institution-wide publications at UiO are:

  • Uniforum ( (Norwegain) is UiO’s internal newspaper and appears both on paper and on the web. The editors are administratively linked to the Communications Department, although the newspaper is edited according to the Editor Decree and the 'Be Careful' Decree. Paper editions appear bi-weekly during the semester, while the web edition publishes articles as they appear.
  • General university news are published on the UiO homepage and more staff specific news on the For employees homepage. If you have a basic command of Norwegian you might also enjoy following the Rector's blogg (Norwegian).
  • Apollon ( is UiO’s popular science research publication and has as its target group university employees, students and external readers. The paper edition appears four times a year; the web edition is regularly updated.

Other important key publications are the University’s annual report, the course catalogue, the study programmes brochure and a brochure about the University of Oslo in Norwegian and English. These can be ordered from the Internal Administration Office.

Several faculties and institutes have their own internal newspapers.

The students publish the weekly newspaper Universitas (Norwegian), which is available free of charge at newspaper stands on the campus. Universitas also has a web edition.

Published Mar 23, 2010 09:00 AM - Last modified Jul 24, 2014 03:13 PM