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University of Oslo
Universitetet i Oslo

Seal of the University of Oslo
Latin: Universitas Osloensis

Established 1811
Type Public university
Rector Professor Geir Ellingsrud (2006-2009)
Staff 4,600 (2007)
Students 32,000 (2007)
Location Oslo, Norway
Campus Urban
Affiliations EUA
Website www.uio.no

The University of Oslo (Norwegian: Universitetet i Oslo, Latin: Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, in Norwegian Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet). It was modelled after the recently established University of Berlin, and originally named after King Frederick of Denmark and Norway. It received its current name in 1939. The university currently has about 32,000 students and employs about 4,600 people. It is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, situated in the country's capital city. Download high resolution version (1936x2000, 299 KB)University of Oslo seal, public domain This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... For the US Federal Agent designation, see Special agent. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings, but all of them indicate someone who is in charge of something. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... The European University Association (EUA) is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin The Humboldt University of Berlin (German Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is Berlins oldest university, founded in 1810 as the University of Berlin (Universität zu Berlin) by the liberal Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt whose university model has strongly influenced... King Frederick VI. King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway (January 28, 1768 – December 3, 1839), reigned as King of Denmark from 1808 to 1839, and as king of Norway from 1808 to 1814. ... Map of medieval European universities This is a list of the oldest extant universities in the world. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ...


The university has faculties of (Lutheran) Theology, Law, Medicine, Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Dentistry, Social Sciences, and Education. The Faculty of Law is still located at the old campus on Karl Johans gate (Oslo's central pedestrian street), near the National Theatre, the Royal Palace, and the Parliament, while most of the other faculties are located at a modern campus area called Blindern, erected from the 1930s. Professor Geir Ellingsrud was in 2005 elected rector for the period 2006-2009. Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther. ... Theology finds its scholars pursuing the understanding of and providing reasoned discourse of religion, spirituality and God or the gods. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... For other uses, see Humanities (disambiguation). ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... The Michelson–Morley experiment was used to disprove that light propagated through a luminiferous aether. ... This article is about the dental profession. ... The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... Karl Johans gate, about 1890 Karl Johans gate (Karl Johan Street), named after King Karl Johan, is the main street of the city of Oslo. ... Exterior of Nationaltheatret Nationaltheatret (The National Theater) is one of Norways largest and most prominent venues for performance of dramatic arts. ... The Royal Palace in Oslo from the front The Royal Palace in Oslo from the park The Royal Palace (no:Slottet) in Oslo was built in the first half of the 18th century as the Norwegian residence of Swedish-Norwegian king Charles III (Charles XIV of Sweden) and is used... The Storting (Stortinget, literally The Big Thing) is the Norwegian Parliament, and is located in the capital city Oslo. ... Blindern is the main campus of the University of Oslo. ... The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the World Depression. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ...


Until the founding of the University in 1811, the University of Copenhagen was the only university of Denmark-Norway. After the dissolution of the Dano-Norwegian union in 1814, close academic ties between the countries have been maintained. For the US Federal Agent designation, see Special agent. ... Main campus on Frue Plads. ... The Kingdom of Denmark-Norway, consisting of Denmark and Norway, including Norways possessions Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, is a term used for the two united kingdoms after their amalgamation as one state in 1536. ... Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...

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Units

King Frederick of Denmark and Norway was the founder of the university
King Frederick of Denmark and Norway was the founder of the university
Central campus of the university, where today only the faculty of law is located. These buildings were inspired by the famous buildings of Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in Berlin.
Central campus of the university, where today only the faculty of law is located. These buildings were inspired by the famous buildings of Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in Berlin.
The new library building at the Blindern campus, houses the Library of Arts and Social Sciences.
The new library building at the Blindern campus, houses the Library of Arts and Social Sciences.

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Faculty of Theology

Faculty of Law

  • Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL) [1]
  • Department of Criminology and the Sociology of Law [2]
  • Department of Private Law [3]
  • Department of Public and International Law [4]
  • Section for Information Technology and Administrative Systems (SITAS) [5]
  • Nordic Institute of Maritime Law [6]
  • Centre for European Law [7]
  • Norwegian Centre for Human Rights [8]

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Faculty of Medicine

  • Institute of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Institute of General Practice and Community Medicine
  • Institute of Psychiatry
  • Psychosocial Centre for refugees
  • Institute of Health Management and Health Economics
  • Institute of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Faculty Division Aker University Hospital
  • Faculty Division Akershus University Hospital
  • Faculty Division Rikshospitalet
  • Faculty Division Ullevaal University Hospital
  • Faculty Division The Norwegian Radium Hospital
  • The Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience

Rikshospitalet, Norway Rikshospitalet (Norwegian for The National Hospital) is located in Oslo, Norway, and was founded 1826. ... Ullevål University Hospitals well known tower at the main entrance. ... The Radium Hospital (founded 1932 in Oslo, Norway) enjoys a unique position within the Norwegian public health service in having a strong research institute collocated with the hospital. ...

Faculty of Humanities

  • Department of Archaeology, Conservation and Historical Studies [9]
  • Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages [10]
  • Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas [11]
  • Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages [12]
  • Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies [13]
  • Department of Media and Communication [14]
  • Department of Musicology [15]
  • Unit for Digital Documentation [16]
  • The Ibsen Centre [17]
  • Centre for Viking and Medieval Studies [18]
  • The Norwegian Institute in St. Petersburg [19]
  • The Norwegian Institute in Rome [20]
  • Norwegian Centre for Research Cooperation with France

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  • Department of Biology [21]
  • Department of Molecular Biosciences [22]
  • School of Pharmacy [23]
  • Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics [24]
  • Department of Physics [25]
  • Department of Informatics [26]
  • Department of Geosciences [27]
  • Department of Molecular Biosciences [28]
  • Department of Chemistry [29]
  • Department of Mathematics [30]
  • Physics of Geological Processes [31]
  • Centre of Mathematics for Applications [32]
  • Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis [33]
  • Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology [34]
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship [35]

Faculty of Dentistry

  • Department of Oral Biology
  • Institute of Clinical Dentistry

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Department of Sociology and Human Geography [36]
  • Department of Political Science [37]
  • Department of Psychology [38]
  • Department of Social Anthropology [39]
  • Department of Economics [40]
  • Centre for technology, innovation and culture [41]
  • ARENA - Centre for European studies [42]

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Teacher Education and School Development
  • Department of Special Needs Education
  • Institute for Educational Research
  • The Autism Unit
  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in New Media and Communication Technology

University Library

  • Library of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Library of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law Library
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Library

Units directly under The Senate

  • The Biotechnology Centre of Oslo
  • Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research
  • Centre for Development and the Environment
  • International Summer School[43]

Museums

Museum of Cultural History

  • The Historical Museum
  • Collection of Coins and Medals
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • The Viking Ship Museum

Natural History Museum

  • Mineralogical-geological Museum
  • Paleontological Museum
  • Zoological Museum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Botanical Museum

People

Nobel laureates

Five researchers at the University of Oslo have been awarded Nobel Prizes: The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ), as designated in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, are awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. ...

Fridtjof Nansen Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (born October 10, 1861 in Store Frøen, near Christiania - died May 13, 1930 in Lysaker, outside Oslo) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A peace dove, widely known as a symbol for peace, featuring an olive branch in the doves beak. ... Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch (March 3, 1895 - January 31, 1973) was a Norwegian economist. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Odd Hassel was a Norwegian physical chemist and Nobel Laureate. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Ivar Giaever (originally spelled Giæver) (born April 5, 1929 in Bergen, Norway) is a physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian David Josephson for work in solid-state physics. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... Trygve Magnus Haavelmo (13 December 1911 – 26 July 1999), born in Skedsmo, Norway, was an influential economist with main research interests centered on the fields of econometrics and economics theory. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ...

Alumni

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Student life

The university charges only a symbolic tuition fee of 420 NOK for its Norwegian students. Students are also required to pay a fee to the student welfare organisation Studentsamskipnaden i Oslo, to subsidise kindergartens, health services, housing and cultural initiatives. The student body maintains the weekly newspaper Universitas and the radio station Radio Nova. For Universitas, see: A Latin word meaning corporation. A student newspaper at the University of Oslo; Published once a week; See http://www. ... Radio Nova is a non-commercially run student radio situated and broadcasting in Oslo, Norway, at FM 99,3. ...


See also

  • Against Nature?, an exhibit at the University of Oslo's Natural History Museum, taking place until August 19, 2007.
  • Sigmund Mowinckel, one of the world's most notable Psalms scholars. He was educated in the University and then taught there beginning in 1917.

Against Nature? is an exhibition on animal homosexuality taking place in The Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway. ... Sigmund Mowinckel was one of the worlds most significant Psalms scholars. ...

External links

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Universitetet i Oslo
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    • A brief history in English of the University of Oslo
  • The Foundation for Student Life in Oslo (Studentsamskipnaden)
  • Universitas (student newspaper)
    • Universitas in English
  • Radio Nova (student radio)

Coordinates: 59°56′23.77″N, 10°43′19.43″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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University of Oslo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (514 words)
The University of Oslo (in Norwegian Universitetet i Oslo, in Latin Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, in Norwegian Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet).
It is the largest, most prestigious and oldest university in Norway, situated in the country's capital city, as well as one of the leading universities of Scandinavia.
Until the founding of the University in 1811, the University of Copenhagen was the only university of Denmark-Norway.
How do I get to the University of Oslo? (1289 words)
Oslo’s underground train network (called the T-bane and signified by a blue circle around a large blue "T") is laid out a bit like a bowtie east to west.
Two of Oslo’s tram lines (called the "trikk") run right by the university on their way to the national hospital ("Rikshospitalet"), which usually follows the tram line number.
Outside Oslo, bus number 335 from Nannestad in the west and bus number 363 from Lillestrøm in the east all go straight to the university.
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