Global UiO

  • We offer more than 34 Master’s degree programmes taught entirely in English.
  • As of 2015, 15 percent of our students come from foreign countries.
  • 25 percent of the academic staff and 31 percent of our PhD candidates are from abroad.

A globally engaged university

Many of the 21st century’s global challenges associated with areas such as climate, energy, health, poverty and violation of human rights observe neither disciplinary boundaries nor geographic borders.

UiO aims to make a significant contribution to the knowledge base that is needed in order to address the major global challenges of today.

"More than 99 percent of global knowledge acquisition takes place outside of Norway, and science is of its nature a cross-border field. Therefore we welcome international students and researchers to our campus, as well as institutions, businesses and others who wish to work with us."

Rector UiO Ole Petter Ottersen

Priority partner countries

Collaboration in research and education with our priority partner countries and regions. Find relevant researchers and research projects.  


Glaciers on Svalbard. The Arctic is one of our priority areas for international collaboration. Photo: Yngve Vogt

Strategic collaboration

Through bilateral partnerships and university networks, UiO collaborates with world-leading universities across the globe. 


Explore our research

Find our researchers and research groups. Discover our research excellence and our ERC-funded projects. Learn more about the innovation that takes place at UiO.

Work with us

Interested in setting up international collaboration projects with UiO? Or working for us? Find out more here!

International co-publications 2014-2016

See the number of UiO publications with international co-authors 2014-2016.

Centres abroad

UiO has established a strong presence abroad through participation in a number of university centres.

Summer schools

Every summer, from late June to early August, we welcome over 550 students from about 90 countries to our international summer school.

The Oslo summer school in comparative social science studies offers several PhD research courses.