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Highlights 2016

UiO has ambitious goals for increasing its contribution to academic developments internationally, and addressing societal challenges of our time, says Rector Svein Stølen and University Director Gunn-Elin Aa. Bjørnebye in the preface to the highlights report for 2016.

Education and student life

UiO is the most attractive comprehensive research-based university in Norway.



UiO prioritises participation in the EU framework programme and has an increasing application activity.

A global university

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


UiO has the largest number of business ideas and patent applications among the Norwegian universities.