The University and the EU – Facts and Figures
The University of Oslo is the Norwegian university with the largest EU portfolio, with broad participation from every faculty and within large parts of the Seventh Framework Programme. Our projects continue to increase in number and size. This fits our goal to increase our international efforts, contribute to international research, and participate in good international networks.
In 2012, the University has a total of about 120 running EU-funded projects. At present in FP7, the University has 108 projects; 9 of which have been coordinated by the University (see the list in the right margin). This corresponds to acceptance of about 20 percent of our applications; well above the EU average, which is 18 percent.
Since 2009, the University has been awarded a total of 22 ERC grants; 11 ERC Advanced Grants and 11 Starting Grants in Physical Science & Engineering, Life Science and Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities. The University also has 34 Marie Curie projects, 11 Initial Training networks (ITN) and 15 Individual Fellowships, which shows that the University is a very attractive institution for international researchers.
During the past few years, we have seen increased interest in the EU's framework programme at the University. The number of projects coordinated by the University and the size of each project is on the increase. Every faculty at the University is currently active in FP7. On this basis, the total financial earnings from the EU's framework programme will increase at the University. In 2011, the University received NOK 83 million in income from the EU's framework programme; the highest income from EU's framework programme ever. The main reasons are more ERCs, more coordinator projects, a more central role on the projects we participate in, and acceptance of larger projects than in the past.