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, Department of Chemistry (1969) and Ivar Giæver, Department of 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 2 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
  • 21 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 for Research Based Innovation
  • Head of 1 Centre for Excellence in Education
  • Partner in 3 Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME)
  • Partner in 4 Centres of Excellence
  • Partner in 4 Centres for Research Based Innovation Centre
  • 24 grants from the European Research Council (ERC)
  • Coordinates 9 EU research projects through the EU funding programme for research and innovation: Horizon 2020
  • 2 field stations, 2 research vessels
Published Oct. 19, 2010 11:46 PM - Last modified Feb. 6, 2020 2:15 PM