Published Jan. 16, 2018 8:12 AM

Climate and Society: Transformations in the 21st Century

Climate change is raising profound challenges at every level, and to every part and member of society. Confronting and resolving issues regarding both causes and consequences of climate change is of utmost urgency. This calls for collaboration and knowledge-sharing that crosses disciplines and borders.

All undergraduate and postgraduate students from all countries and academic disciplines are invited to participate in the first Bergen International Student Conference, hosted by the University of Bergen.

The 2018 conference will take place on the 5th and 6th of April.

For more information please see this link

Published Jan. 15, 2018 4:06 PM

Osloforskning is a collaboration between the City of Oslo and the University of Oslo and is intended to promote research and recruitment to research that derives its theme from Oslo.

Master's level students can apply for grants of 30,000 NOK for work on master's theses having topics related to Oslo.

Application deadline: 15th February 2018

Apply and get more information.

Published Jan. 12, 2018 8:23 AM

Are you an international student looking for a full time, professional job in Norway after graduation?

The Career Centre at the University of Oslo offers a 3 hour workshop on job search in Norway and a job interview workshop. The presentations will be in English. 

More information about the workshop can be found through this link.

Published Jan. 12, 2018 8:14 AM

We encourage all international students looking for a part time job in Norway to come to this information meeting.

Click on the link above and get more information about time and place.  

Published Jan. 10, 2018 9:31 AM

The Police registration for non-EU students today between 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM will take place in the Sports Building at Blindern campus, please see the following details:


We apologize for the inconvenience.



Published Jan. 3, 2018 11:00 AM

The Norwegian Latin America Research Network (NorLARNet) invites all master students in Norway who (will) write their thesis about a topic from Latin America, to a two-days course to exchange experiences and discuss their theses with senior academic staff.

Travel and accommodation will be economically supported.

The course is intended for all students who have started to work on their thesis, no matter when they started the master studies.

Time: 15 – 16 February 2018

Place: Haraldsheim, Oslo

Read more and apply through NorLARNet’s web site

Published Jan. 3, 2018 8:53 AM

Dear all master students planning to write their thesis during autumn 2018 or spring 2019,

The Department will host a meeting about obtaining a supervisor, planning and writing your thesis and expectations.

The meeting will be held February 1 at 16:15 – 18:00 in auditorium 2, ES.

In addition to giving you practical information, we have invited external researchers to talk about their projects. This might give you an opportunity to join in on some of their projects or get ideas for topics or themes for your thesis.

Some of the researchers will stay after the meeting has finished so you will have a chance to discuss your thesis prospect with them.

Pizza will be served after the meeting.

We hope to see you all there!


Best regards,

The Department of Economics 

Published Dec. 19, 2017 3:24 PM

At the University of Oslo you use the same username and password to log in to computers and to the different IT services.

Some students have received their username for the IT services on SMS. 

Received your username

If you have received your username on SMS,  you can set a password using the Password services-portal.

Not received your username

If you did not receive the SMS, please collect your username at Houston IT services or The IT/AV service at the Faculty of Social Sciences after arrival in Oslo. 

Published Dec. 7, 2017 8:39 AM

Lurer du på hva du skal skrive masteroppgave om? Er du interessert i bærekraft, ESG og hedgefond?

Formuesforvaltning lyser ut et masteroppgaveprosjekt om nettopp dette for studenter på samfunnsøkonomi. Les mer her.

Published Dec. 4, 2017 2:13 PM

The programme Council has concluded that the restrictions list for taking exams needs to be revised. Several courses at the Department of Economics have restrictions, which prevents students from attending courses at lower levels if they have already passed specific courses at 2000, 3000 and 4000 level. It is not possible to improve grades in the courses which have restrictions. For it to be possible to take the courses one last time before the restrictions are effectful, they will be in effect from spring 2019

New restrictions from spring 2019  (Last updated 04.12.2017)

Current restrictions

Published Dec. 1, 2017 11:08 AM
Published Nov. 30, 2017 1:42 PM

Professor Olivier Blanchard is the president elect of the American Economic Association and senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

In his Haavelmo lecture Blanchard asks: Should we reject the natural rate of unemployment hypothesis?

Time: 4 December 2017, at 14:15.15:30

Place: Auditorium 1, Eilert Sundts hus

Read more about the event here.

We are serving coffe, clementines and gingerbread cookies from 14:00. Everyone are welcome!

Published Nov. 27, 2017 12:58 PM

Calculators can be used on some of our ECON-exams. Starting spring 2018 only two different calculator types are authorized for use at the Department of Economics:

It is important that you know whether it is allowed to use a calculator on your exam and which type that is allowed. For more information about resources allowed on your exam, please see “Examination support material” on each course page.

You can buy the calculators at Akademika bookstore at Blindern, or online.

Published Nov. 7, 2017 8:31 AM

The Department is currently reviewing our study programs, with the aim of improving the programs. In this process we would greatly benefit from feedback from the students, in order to make us better informed about what changes we should make and what should be left as it is.

Results and comments will be:

  • considered when reviewing the program structure
  • used as evaluation of teachers
  • used as follow-up of teachers and single courses
  • considered when recruiting new teachers

We therefore ask you to spend a short amount of time responding to questions about the courses given in 2017. You should have received the web survey on your UiO-email.

We hope for the same high student participation as one year ago. The student evaluation we conducted then has been very useful to the Department, by giving feedback on each course and for planning of the overall programs.  

Published Oct. 24, 2017 9:00 AM

Studiebarometeret is a national survey asking students about their satisfaction with the programme they are following.

How to answer the survey

A personal link to the survey is sent to 2nd and 5th year students. You can answer the survey using the link you have received on e-mail or SMS with an invitation.

The results are published at


Published Oct. 16, 2017 12:50 PM

The Department of Ecnomics have several scholarships that our students can apply for. You can get a scholarship, an office space and the opportunity to attend the Department's seminars. Read about the scholarships here.

Deadline: 20 October 2017

Questions? Contact the Department of Economics.

Published Oct. 10, 2017 2:14 PM

Towards the end of the semester, the Department will conduct a survey among the students to obtain views on the study programs. However, if you already now have suggestions or comments concerning teaching in a single course, we encourage you to send it to the lecturer, to the course contact student (please see the semester page for contact information) or to the administration ( The administration and the contact students will forward your comments to the lecturer in an anonymized form.

Published Oct. 5, 2017 10:29 AM

If you plan to submit your thesis in May 2018, remember to hand in your project plan and signed contract of supervision at the Department reception (12th floor, ES) within October 16.

Please see this webpage for information about important deadlines relating to the thesis

Published Oct. 2, 2017 11:15 AM

We want to draw your attention to the Summer school of the Norwegian Finance Initiative (NFI). The summer school is intended to be an appetizer for top students that may have an interest in pursuing a PhD in finance. It will be organized from June 18-22, 2018. Please see this link for more information.