UiO strategy for the life sciences
The UiO strategy for life sciences was approved by the University Board in 2014.
International competitiveness in the life sciences
Convergence and interdisciplinary
Three pillars …
- Strengthen quality and interaction in research
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- Recruit, educate and develop talents
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- Promote innovation in the life sciences related to environment and health
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… and three cross-cutting approaches
- Life sciences, ethics and society
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- Interaction and internationalization
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The definition of life sciences in the strategy
In our strategy we define the life sciences as including all scientific disciplines studying the composition, structure and functions of living organisms. Medicine and biology constitute the core, backed by chemistry, physics and mathematical subjects.
This strategy also includes the social sciences and humanities when these examine causal relationships between behaviour or consciousness and the biological foundation, or analyse challenges arising in the encounter between the application of the life sciences and society’s values and priorities.
The definition of convergence in the strategy
Convergence in research and education entails a ground-breaking integration through extensive collaboration among researchers from different disciplines with the aim of creating new areas of knowledge, new applications and opportunities.