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UiO:Life Science shall recruit, educate and develop talents.

Text from the UiO strategy for life sciences approved by the University Board in 2014. “Recruit, educate and develop talents” is one of six topics in the strategy. Read about the background for this topic; the other topics; introduction; vision and overview; and the overarching perspective – convergence and interdisciplinarity.

Specific strategic goals for training and recruitment

UiO will ...

  • offer an attractive, high-quality education in the life sciences which will attract the best students nationally and internationally
  • give students in the life sciences a strong discipline-based expertise combined with experience in cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • promote international mobility of students and research trainees in the life sciences
  • develop interfaculty educational programmes that promote convergence
  • secure staffing resources necessary for restructuring programmes of study
  • include the innovation perspective and the dissemination of the life sciences in teaching
  • test new categories of academic positions that allow for alternative career paths linked to life sciences research, in addition to the classical academic career path


UiO will ...

  • make use of the teaching body across disciplines to boost the element of convergence in teaching
  • promote the exposure of students and research trainees in the life sciences to research via the teaching, and provide contact with outstanding international researchers by means of guest researcher programmes, candidate work placements, travel grants and various kinds of exchange programmes
  • familiarize students with the great societal challenges that the life sciences can help to solve
  • exploit lecturers’ own engagement in the life sciences to highlight the relevance of the subject
  • employ opportunities to develop a broad, joint portfolio of courses in the life sciences as a step in building a new convergence culture
  • work for changes in reimbursement rates for educational pathways in the life sciences if these represent impediments to further development of programmes of study with a greater element of convergence
  • work for more unified parameters and routines for all educational pathways in the life sciences, and for the removal of administrative barriers to the desired development of the programmes of study
  • utilize new mechanisms to recruit young talents to the life sciences, including by developing models for international recruitment
  • help to ensure that the new tenure-track positions to be announced are organized such that they contribute to quality-based recruitment to life sciences research
  • facilitate the involvement of students and research trainees in collaboration and exchange with the business sector
  • develop the Centre of Entrepreneurship in relation to activities in the life sciences 
Published July 4, 2016 11:58 AM