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CompSci is a Doctoral Programme (2021-2026) launched and managed by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo (UiO).
CompSci combines a disciplinary doctoral programme with intensive training in computational and data science. It is partly funded by the EU Horizon 2020 under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) - Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND).

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About CompSci

Read about our projects, training programme and more.

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Do you want to join CompSci?

Learn about the application process here!

Call 2 will open on November 1, 2021.
The application deadline will be on February 1, 2022.


  • Image may contain: Chair, Projection screen, Projector accessory, Display device, Stage. CompSci is underway! Oct. 15, 2021 11:30 AM

    On September 27 2021, CompSci PhD candidates, their supervisors and people involved in the CompSci project met at Georg Sverdrups hus to celebrate the start of the CompSci Doctoral Programme.

  • Image may contain: Forehead, Moustache, Businessperson. CCSE leads EU project educating a cohort of 32 PhD-students with computational skills Mar. 10, 2020 3:57 PM

    The Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo (UiO) was recently granted a € 2.6 million MSCA COFUND project – TraCS, training in computational science – to fund 32 PhD-students in a program that provides young, talented researchers with the computational and data science skills needed to transform research and innovation across Europe.

  • Pult med stasjonær og laptop A new EU transferable skills project will pave the way for a strong European university alliance July 3, 2019 3:46 PM

    Together with five strong partners, the University of Oslo has been awarded EU funding for a project that will generate new knowledge about transferable skills while also laying the foundation for a future university alliance.


Dec. 2, 2021 8:30 AM - Dec. 3, 2021 2:30 PM , Quality Hotel Olavsgaard


As a CompSci PhD candidate you will be supervised by internationally leading researchers. The CompSci programme provides a list of doctoral projects within six research fields:

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The CompSci programme provides a broad list of experienced supervisors on a top international level, who has track records in interdisciplinary research and experience in combining computational and disciplinary approaches in their research.

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Training programme

The use of computing and data science fundamentally changes our research, industry, government and society. To be competitive in research and innovation, as an aspiring young researcher, you will need to acquire a solid set of skills in computing and data science, in addition to your disciplinary basis.


Employment conditions will include the issuing of a 3-year full time employment contract including full social security and benefits, and an attractive salary.

Moving to Oslo

Get help with finding housing, residence permits, tax issues, child care and more.

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