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)
Center for Multilingualism in Society Across the Lifespan (MultiLing)
Centre for Immune Regulation (CIR)
Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN)
Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance (ESOP)