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Interaction and internalization

UiO:Life Science shall work with interaction and internalization.

Text from the UiO strategy for life sciences approved by the University Board in 2014. “Interaction and internalization” 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 collaboration

UiO will ...

  • be an engine for the life sciences, collaborating broadly at regional, national and international level
  • intensify the internationalization of Norwegian life sciences through partnerships with the most attractive research environments, and by competing more actively for the best projects, researchers and students.
  • build and further develop a research arena for the life sciences in collaboration with Oslo University Hospital (OUS) and Akershus University Hospital (Ahus)
  • strengthen our cooperation with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
  • use the life sciences to promote translational research, clinical research and innovation, together with the university hospitals and other relevant research actors in the field of health


UiO will ...

  • establish sound and functional cooperation agreements with some of the best research environments in the life sciences nationally and abroad, to promote joint research projects, put in place complementary infrastructure, create coordinated educational pathways, and enhance mobility
  • develop SAK – cooperation, work-sharing and concentration – in the life sciences in the Oslo region, particularly in relation to OUS and NMBU
  • promote mobility and create joint arenas regionally between the institutions, and pave the way for coordinated research management and joint applications for external funding
  • work actively to achieve greater funding allocations from international sources, including through joint initiatives with OUS, NMBU and possibly other regional partners to obtain Horizon 2020 funds for life sciences research
  • collaborate closely with the university hospitals in the region to ensure long-term thinking and a dynamic approach to the use of floor space, co-location, research and infrastructure
  • help to exploit jointly with national and regional institutions the national advantages that biobanks, cohorts and registries represent in international collaboration 
Published July 4, 2016 11:59 AM