Strategic collaboration

The University of Oslo aims to enhance the quality of research, education and innovation through long-term strategic partnerships with world-leading universities and active participation in international university networks.

The Sather Gate at University of California, Berkeley. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

University partnerships

Although UiOs various research groups, departments and faculties are broadly involved in international academic cooperation, our strategic partnerships involve multi-level collaboration at an institutional level.

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University Networks

International networks are vital arenas for creating value-added collaborations between universities and for informing policy-makers on key issues of funding, capacity, opportunity and policy development in higher education, research and innovation.The University of Oslo participates actively in a number of networks, with a particular focus on Nordic and European university cooperation:

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities

The Guild brings together universities that have demonstrable excellence in teaching, research and policy formation from across Europe to collaborate on the creation of innovative solutions to some of Europe’s most intractable scientific and social Challenges.

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UNICA - Networks of Universities from the Capitals of Europe

UNICA is an institutional network of 46 universities from 35 capital cities of Europe, combining over 150,000 staff and 1,800,000 students. UNICA provides a forum for its Members to reflect on the latest developments and demands of strategic change in university research, education and administration.

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The European University Association (EUA)

EUA is the representative organisation of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 47 European countries. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation.

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NUAS - The Nordic Association of University Administrators

NUAS is a member-driven collaborative organization established in 1976. NUAS’ membership base includes 65 universities and university colleges. NUAS has 14 interest groups that focus on specific administrative disciplines, with a total of 125 active members.

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Prioritised Countries

UiO has a strategic focus on further strengthening cooperative activities with a few countires and regions as well as on further developing its strong EU Portfolio.

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