Research that shapes society

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OsloMet by the numbers

Norway’s most urban university is home to:

  • 346 PhD candidates as of 2019
  • 3 research centres
  • 6 PhD programmes
  • 103 research groups
  • 4 faculties and 22 departments

OsloMet’s research community conducts high-impact research on a variety of topics related to health, childhood and education, working and family life, and technology. We are home to one of the largest research communities in Northern Europe focusing on the Nordic welfare model and its impact on people across the life cycle. 

Our research activities have been strengthened significantly in recent years and OsloMet researchers are attracting an increasing percentage of external funding, both from international and Norwegian sources.  By participating in international projects on topics as diverse as artificial intelligence, immigration, ageing populations, and democracy and citizenship, our researchers contribute insights into complex issues of global concern.

OsloMet is a university of applied sciences and much of the research we conduct has a direct impact on society. Our researchers appear frequently as academic experts in the Norwegian media and contribute to a fact-based public debate.

Through collaboration with the public sector, industry and civil society, we deliver knowledge and innovative solutions to challenges facing Norway and societies around the world—challenges which are represented in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Photo: Benjamin A. Ward / OsloMet

OsloMet and Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the European Union's flagship research and innovation programme. OsloMet currently coordinates three Horizon 2020 projects and participates in an additional 12 projects.