The University of Oslo’s five world-leading research communities

The national budget for 2015 allocated NOK 31.2 million to the University of Oslo to develop more world-leading research communities. Five of these have now been selected.

On Tuesday 23 June the University Board reached a decision on the top research communities to be showcased. The academic communities to be prioritized form part of the university’s interdisciplinary focus.

The funds shall be used for recruitment of leading international scientists in order to strengthen the university’s academic communities and its research. The communities selected are from the fields of medicine, economics, materials science and nanotechnology, psychology and linguistics.

The selected communities and the research

Lifespan changes in brain and cognition (LCBC)

  • walhovd-og-fjell Named as a world-class research group June 29, 2015 8:30 AM

    The Oslo-based Research Group for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition has been named as a world-class research group. At the same time the group’s founders, Anders Fjell and Kristine Walhovd, have just received the Research Prize for 2015 awarded by the University of Oslo.

Center for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan (MultiLing)

  • multiling-logo-200px MultiLing receives funding to achieve world-leading status June 30, 2015 1:44 PM

    MultiLing, the Center for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan, is one of five research communities at the University of Oslo that will receive funding from the Norwegian government for the recruitment of leading international scientists.

Centre for Immune Regulation (CIR)

  • sollid-devik-200x300 World leading research community in coeliac disease June 23, 2015 11:27 AM

    Professor Ludvig M. Sollid and his research group have established the true cause of coeliac disease. The group has been singled out as one of five world-leading research groups at UiO, and will receive substantial funding for its international efforts.

Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN)

  • smn-015b World Class Solar Cells June 30, 2015 3:10 PM

    Solar power is the renewable energy source that has the greatest potential to solve the world's energy challenges. The University of Oslo is now building a world-leading research group in this field.

Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance (ESOP)


Published Dec. 10, 2015 11:19 AM - Last modified Dec. 14, 2015 8:42 AM