About the Department

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Department of Informatics (IFI) was established in 1977 when a division of the Mathematics Department merged with a division of the Department of Physics. IFI was a pioneer offering the very first lectures within computer science in Norway.

The department has a wide range of courses and study programmes, with 800 undergraduates, 450 master's students and 220 PhD students.

IFI has a research environment with 13 research groups.

In 2011 the department moved into one of Europe's most advanced university buildings, Ole Johan Dahl's house, 28 250 sqm.


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Department of Informatics
P.O. Box 1080 Blindern
N-0316 Oslo

Phone: +47 22852410
E-mail: ifiadm@ifi.uio.no

Visiting address
Ole-Johan Dahls Building
Gaustadalléen 23 B
N-0373 Oslo