This course is replaced by IN9210 – Information Systems.

INF9210 – Information infrastructure

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course covers the development and use of large networks aimed at supporting collaborations within and between organisations and different sectors of society. Examples include large in-house corporate networks, public information networks at sector and national level, open electronic market places, digital libraries etc. The course considers various dimensions of such networks, crucial problems linked to their realisation and use, and key topics in current research.

Learning outcome

The course aims to provide students with a good understanding of important factors for successfully developing and using information infrastructures, and to enable students to assess how specific plans on establishing such networks can be realised.

In addition, each PhD student will be given an extended curriculum (compared to INF5210) within the field/research area of the course. The syllabus must be approved by the lecturer so that the student can be admitted to the final exam.


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Overlapping courses


3 hours lectures every week, seminars and group sessions. Mandatory assignment and presentation of extended curriculum.


Every student must write an essay. Some students might be chosen for an oral exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)