UiO and the Arctic
The University of Oslo has strong focus on the Arctic, and has a long-standing tradition in research on topics related to the Arctic.
Fridtjof Nansen, the famous Norwegian polar explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate was professor in zoology and oceanography at the University of Oslo in 1897 (then called the Royal Frederick University, Universitas Regia Fredericiana).
The University of Oslo carries out research related to the Arctic within a wide range of areas within Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law.
The UiO Arctic Committee has been established to suggest measures to further expand UiO activities related to the Arctic.