ITA student council (AFU)

General info

The ITA student council (AFU) is the formal organization for students at the institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), at the University of Oslo.

We safeguard the interests of students at the institute, among others with representatives to the Department Board, and by bringing relevant issues further up the system to Matematisk-naturvitenskapelig studentutvalg (MNSU) at the faculty level. We also have representatives in the Programme Board for the Master's programme in Astronomy, and the Bachelor's programme Physics, astronomy and meteorolgy (FAM).

Since ITA is a small institute, we have no separate institute-union. Therefore AFU organize social events from time to time, such as game nights etc.

Any questions can be sent to us on e-mail:


We have regular social events, which include Basement Coffee, film and game nights.

Dates and information on upcoming events can be found under events.

Basement coffee:

Basement Coffee takes place in the Stjernekjelleren (the basement), where we offer coffee, hot water for tea and refreshments. All PhDs, postdocs and professors are welcome, this is a golden opportunity for students and staff to socialize. Feel free to bring your own lunch.


Want to play football? We are a group from the institute who play football one afternoon a week. If you are interested, please send an email to to be put on the mailing list and get more info.

Social mailing list:

Do you have something you would like to share with others but do not know where to send it? Or do you think that you don't get enough e-mails? is a new social mailing list where we can talk about this and that. To join the list, go to this list and click on the Lokale-hopen link.

Published Aug. 29, 2011 10:05 AM - Last modified Sep. 7, 2020 1:05 PM