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UiO awards the highest number of doctorates

In 2019, 1583 doctorates were awarded in Norway. 483 of them were at UiO, an increase of 15 from the previous year.

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Conferral ceremony. Photo: Terje Heiestad/UiO.

The Faculty of Medicine had the most doctorates, with 187 graduates. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences was number two, with 148. The Faculty of Social Sciences had 54, the Faculty of Humanities 50, the Faculty of Educational Sciences 19, the Faculty of Law 16, Faculty of Theology 5 and the Faculty of Dentistry 4.

“I am glad that the University of Oslo continues to educate a high number of doctoral candidates. We live in challenging times, and in tomorrow’s Norway, knowledge and skills are critical for us to solve the challenges we are facing,” says rector Svein Stølen.

Equal gender distribution

There were 259 female and 234 male graduates who completed their doctorate at UiO in 2019. At the Faculties of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Dentistry, there were more male than female doctoral students, and at the Faculty of Social Sciences it was even, with 27 of each gender. The other faculties had a majority of female candidates.

Stølen is pleased about the gender distribution, but is keen to increase the proportion of women who remain at UiO:

“In recent years there has been a fairly even gender distribution, but unfortunately we see that several female researchers leave academia early in their careers. This is something we work to counteract. We are committed to gender balance in all contexts and we would like to have even more female professors.”

About one third of the doctoral students who graduated from UiO in 2019 were foreign nationals.

Published Apr. 1, 2020 2:11 PM - Last modified Apr. 1, 2020 2:12 PM