Universitetet i Oslo (UiO)

Universitetet i Oslo (UiO)


Founded in 1811 the University of Oslo (UiO) is one the oldest universities in Norway. In 2014 it had students 27,227 and it offers Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees. 

UiO’s core activities are education and research. The university will offer education programmes that place a particular emphasis on the knowledge, skills and attitudes that can only be developed at an internationally-oriented research university. UiO is a university with a broad profile and many national responsibilities. High-quality research and education in a wide range of subjects provides favourable conditions for fostering excellence, since the production of new knowledge requires contributions from several subject areas at the same time, in new combinations. There must therefore be a balance between prioritizing elite research groups and ensuring development and renewal in all fields.

The Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law has a world-wide reputation for excellence. Many of the academic staff are international leaders in their fields. Staff hail from multidisciplinary backgrounds and their interests cover a broad range of topics, providing ties to disciplines such as anthropology, psychology, the humanities and law. It is the largest centre for criminological research in the Nordic countries, and the only one of its kind in Norway. The Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law is part of the Faculty of Law, one of eight faculties at the University of Oslo. 



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