UiO:Energy has defined four main research areas across the university. These are based on societal needs, solid research teams and external funding opportunities.
Energy Transition and Sustainable Societies
New knowledge about societal, political and judicial aspects to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon society.
Carbon Capture and Storage
Improved technologies and regulatory framework to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and industry.
New energy systems to balance the multitude of energy sources and to optimize energy use.
Materials for Energy
New materials for more sustainable and efficient energy use.
Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)
The objective of the scheme for Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research is to establish time-limited research centres which conduct concentrated, focused and long-term research of high international calibre in order to solve specific challenges in the field. UiO participates as a partner in 8 FME centers.
Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI)
The Norwegian Reseach Council's Centres for Research Based Innovation initiative aims to build up and strengthen Norwegian research groups that work in close collaboration with partners from innovative industry and innovative public enterprises.