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EU funded research at UiO

UiO has participated in the EU's framework programmes for research and development since 1991, and is the Norwegian university with the largest EU portfolio. UiO's participation has been strongest within the thematically free areas, especally ERC and Marie Curie Actions.

In Horizon 2020, UiO also have high ambitions of increasing the number of projects within the thematical areas. This fits our goal to strengthen UiO's position as a competitive and attractive participant in the European Research Area.

EU Research and Innovation programmes

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the largest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

In combining research and innovation with emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges, the goal is to ensure that Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

UiO projects funded by Horizon2020

Horizon 2020 projects at UiO per January 2018

Horizon 2020 participation by UiO per November 2017


By 2014, UiO has been part of 162 FP7 projects. UiO's participation has been strongest within the thematically free areas; 42 projects have been funded by the PEOPLE (Marie Curie) programme and 25 projects by IDEAS (ERC).

Both participation and income has increased throughout the FP7; in 2013 UiO had an income of 123 million NOK from EU  research funding.

UiO projects funded by FP7

FP7 participation thematically distributed

FP7 income 2007-2013 (in NOK)


The ERC funds excellent scientific projects that can lead to scientific and technological discoveries.

See overview of all ERC grants at UiO

UiO strategy for EU funding

In 2014, the Board adopted the UiO's strategy for Horizon 2020. The strategy builds upon the UiO Strategy2020 and shall be operationalized through the faculties' own plans.

UiO strategy for EU funding

Published May 18, 2017 10:46 AM - Last modified Jan. 15, 2018 10:06 AM