Our research funded by the European Union
The European Research Council (ERC) funds outstanding researchers and excellent ideas. ERC supports investigator-driven frontier research across all fields. The University of Oslo has the highest number of ERC grants in Norway.
Horizon 2020 funds outstanding thematic research projects. We participate in several collaborative projects led by researchers at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.
Few countries are as well supplied with human milk banks as Norway. But in contrast to other countries, Norwegian milk banks do not pasteurize all the donated milk. This requires strict and updated guidelines.
Shahin Jafarzadeh, solar physicist at UiO, along with an international team of scientists, have succeeded in the groundbreaking discovery of why the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its surface. This can help solve the mystery of how the corona of the Sun maintains its multi-million degree temperatures.
Today, both public enterprises and private companies in the major cities collect large quantities of data about the citizens living in those cities, and most people derive little benefit from this. However, if the citizens own and control their own data, life in the city can be much better.
The University of Oslo is ranked the most innovative university in Norway by Thomson Reuters.