Facts about the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  • Founded in 1811 as a part of the Faculty of Philosophy.
  • Founded as a Faculty in 1861
  • Two Nobel laureates have their background from the Faculty, Odd Hassel, chemistry (1969) and Ivar Giæver, physics (1973)
  • About 6000 students
  • About 800 doctoral candidates
  • About 1100 academic staff
  • About 450 administrative and technical staff
  • About 1910 scientific publications (2016)
  • Yearly budget about 1.8 billion Norwegian kroner
  • Area: 162 000 m2, ¼ of UiO's total area is used by the Faculty.
  • 9 Departments
  • 2 One-year Programme
  • 15 Bachelor's Programmes
  • 20 Two-year Master's Degree Programmes
  • 2 Five-year Master's Degree Programmes
  • 2 Experience-based Master's Degree Programme
  • Head of 3 Centres of Excellence
  • Head of 1 Centre of Excellence in collaboration with the University of Tromsø
  • Head of 1 Centre for Research Based Innovation
  • Head of 1 Centre for Excellence in Education
  • Head of 2 Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoE)
  • Partner in 3 Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)
  • Partner in 3 Centres of Excellence
  • Partner in 7 Centres for Research Based Innovation Centre
  • 18 Grants from the European Research Council (ERC)
  • Coordinates 7 EU research projects through the following EU funding programmes for research and innovation: FP7 and Horizon 2020
  • 2 field stations, 2 research vessels
Published Oct. 19, 2010 11:46 PM - Last modified Jan. 25, 2019 1:28 PM