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Working at UiO

A leading comprehensive university

Welcome ceremony for new students. Photo: UiO/Jarli&Jordan

For over 200 years, UiO has researched, challenged and shaped Norwegian society. We are the country's highest ranked institution for research and education, and at the top in Europe. Our undertakings are characterized by a high ethical standard, quality and willingness to make bold and innovative choices. 30,000 students and 8,000 employees form an open and inclusive community. The world faces many challenges that require collaboration across disciplines, institutions and national borders. Foremost among these is the climate crisis, where UiO contributes to sustainable development through our social mission: to educate highly qualified students, conduct long-term research and work to ensure that knowledge is used. Read our strategy towards 2030.

Five good reasons to work at UiO

  1. You contribute to increased knowledge and a better understanding of some of the biggest challenges facing society.
    This is how UiO contributes to sustainable development.
  2. You will be part of an open, pleasant and international work environment with good opportunities for new impulses, professional challenges and further development.
  3. You work in an organisation that is a pillar of Norwegian society and leads on in Europe in several areas.
    These are our top research areas.
  4. You work in a place with many great offers for employees, such as exercise during working hours, excellent facilities, professional and cultural events.
  5. You get to be part of an innovative environment that will play a crucial role in the development of new, green industries in the Norway of the future.

A research-intensive university

UiO is a research-intensive university in a wide range of scientific fields. We see our breadth as an important strategic strength. UiO offers research-based education and attracts highly qualified students and researchers from all over the world. Read about our current research and check out the research support that UiO offers.

Budding researcher?

UiO offers research fellows and postdocs good opportunities for qualification in an excellent research environment. Read more about research education and career.

Researchers join us from all over the world to research artificial intelligence in radiological surveys. Photo: Ola Sæther

International recruitment

Applying from abroad? ISMO will assist you with reloaction. Photo: Yngve Vogt

UiO focuses in particular on facilitating international recruitment.

The International Staff Mobility Office (ISMO) is UiO's specialist unit for researcher mobility that advises, supervises and facilitates international employees, PhD candidates and guest researchers in connection with stays at our departments.