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Research excellence

Hedvig Nordeng and Lars Engeset Austdal tries to find out how drugs, for example paracetamol, affects chicken embryos in order to try to understand which underlying biological mechanisms may be involved in observed disorders among children. Professor Hedvig Nordeng's project DrugsInPregnancy: Effects of Medication Use in Pregnancy on Infant Neurodevelopment got a ERC starting grant in 2015. Photo: Terje Heiestad, Millimeterpress.

ERC grants

Researchers at UiO have received 36 grants from the European Research Council (ERC).

European Research Council grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research.

See overview of all ERC grants at UiO

EU funded research at UiO

UiO has participated in the EU framework programmes for research and development since 1991, and is the Norwegian university with the largest EU portfolio. We have an increasing number of projects and EU income. This fits our goal to strengthen UiO's position as a competitive and attractive participant in the European Research Area.

Read more about our goals in UiO:Horizon (In Norwegian)

Research projects funded by EU that UiO participates in

World-leading research communities

  • Lifespan changes in brain and cognition (LCBC)
  • Centre for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan (MultiLing)
  • Centre for Immune Regulation (CIR)
  • Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN)
  • Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance (ESOP)

Centres of Excellence

There are ten Centres of Excellence (SFF) at the University of Oslo (UiO). Our research groups have been given the SFF-title for a period of ten years.

Centres for Research-based Innovation

The University of Oslo hosts one Centre for Research Based Innovation (SFI).