University of Oslo
The University of Oslo (UiO) was founded in 1811 as the first university in Norway. Today it is the country’s largest public institution of research and higher education with 27,000 students and 7,500 employees. UiO is the highest ranked institution of education and research in Norway and has a strong track record of pioneering research and scientific discovery. Established in 1814, the Faculty of Medicine at UiO is the country’s oldest and largest faculty of medicine. The faculty is responsible for providing high standards of research and research-based education, hosting 9 master programs in addition to educating one-third of all medical students in Norway. The faculty had over 1,450 PhD candidates in 2018. The faculty has an extensive EU project portfolio with more than 50 awarded projects and 7 European Research Council (ERC) awardees. The faculty runs its second Marie Curie COFUND postdoctoral programme, with a total of 250 full-time equivalent positions.