|University of Oslo|
(The Royal Frederick University)
|Universitetet i Oslo|
(Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet)
Latin: Universitas Osloensis
(Universitas Regia Fredericiana)
|Rector:||Professor Geir Ellingsrud (2006-2009)|
The University of Oslo (Norwegian: Universitetet i Oslo, Latin: Universitas Osloensis) is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, situated in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point The word rector ("ruler" from the Latin regere and Rector meaning "Teacher" In Latin has a number of different meanings but all of them indicate an academic Geir Ellingsrud (born November 29 1948) is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oslo, where he specialises in Algebra Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" (called Christiania from 1624 to 1878 and Kristiania from 1878 to 1924 is the Capital and largest city of Norway. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional See also EURODOC ESIB ENQA EAIE A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Norwegian ( norsk) is a North Germanic Language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is an official language Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. This is a list of the oldest extant universities in the world. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional (called Christiania from 1624 to 1878 and Kristiania from 1878 to 1924 is the Capital and largest city of Norway.
It was founded in 1811 as The Royal Frederick University (in Norwegian Det Kongelige Frederiks Universitet and in Latin Universitas Regia Fredericiana). The university was modelled after the recently established University of Berlin, and originally named after King Frederick of Denmark and Norway. For other universities in Berlin see List of Universities in Berlin. Frederick VI ( January 28, 1768 - December 3, 1839) reigned as King of Denmark from 1808 to 1839 and as king of Norway It received its current name in 1939.
The university has faculties of (Lutheran) Theology, Law, Medicine, Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Dentistry, Social Sciences, and Education. Lutheranism is a major branch of Western Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther Theology is the study of a god or the gods from a religious perspective Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the The humanities are academic disciplines which study the Human condition, using methods that are primarily Analytic, Critical, or Speculative Mathematics is the body of Knowledge and Academic discipline that studies such concepts as Quantity, Structure, Space and In Science, the term natural science refers to a naturalistic approach to the study of the Universe, which is understood as obeying rules or law of Dentistry' is the "evaluation diagnosis prevention and/or treatment (nonsurgical surgical or related procedures of diseases disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity The social sciences comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including Anthropology, Communication studies Education encompasses both the Teaching and Learning of Knowledge, proper conduct, and technical competency The Faculty of Law is still located at the old campus on Karl Johans gate (Oslo's central pedestrian street), near the National Theatre, the Royal Palace, and the Parliament, while most of the other faculties are located at a modern campus area called Blindern, erected from the 1930s. Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society Karl Johans gate abt 1890jpg|thumb|Karl Johans gate about 1890]] Karl Johans gate (Karl Johan Street named after King Karl Johan, is the main street of the city of Oslo Nationaltheatret ("The National Theater" is one of Norway 's largest and most prominent venues for performance of dramatic arts The Royal Palace ( Norwegian: Slottet or formally Det kongelige slott) in Oslo was built in the first half of the 19th century as the Norwegian The Storting ( Stortinget, literally "the Great Thing /Assembly" is the Norwegian Parliament, and is located in the capital city Blindern is the main Campus of the University of Oslo. The others are Sentrum, Gaustad Ullevål/Geitmyrsveien and Tøyen.
Currently the university has about 32,000 students and employs about 4,600 people. It is considered one of the leading universities of Scandinavia. In 2007 the University of Oslo was ranked as the best university in Norway, the 19th best in Europe and 69th best in the world. Also, in 2005 its faculty of humanities was ranked as the best in the Nordic countries, the 5th best in Europe and the 16th best in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement. The Nordic countries make up a region in Northern Europe called the Nordic region, consisting of Denmark, Finland, Iceland,
Until the founding of the University in 1811, the University of Copenhagen was the only university of Denmark-Norway. The University of Copenhagen (Københavns Universitet is the oldest and largest University and research institution in Denmark. Denmark–Norway ( Danish: Danmark-Norge Norwegian: Danmark-Norge or Danmark-Noreg is the historiographical name for a former political entity union After the dissolution of the Dano-Norwegian union in 1814, close academic ties between the countries have been maintained. The University of Oslo was the only university in Norway until 1946.
Five researchers at the University of Oslo have been awarded Nobel Prizes:
Like all public institutions of higher education in Norway, the university does not charge tuition fees However, a small fee of 420 NOK (roughly 80 USD) per term goes to the student welfare organisation Studentsamskipnaden i Oslo, to subsidise kindergartens, health services, housing and cultural initiatives, the weekly newspaper Universitas and the radio station Radio Nova. Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch ( March 3, 1895 January 31, 1973) was a Norwegian Economist. Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Odd Hassel ( May 17 1897 &mdash May 11 1981 was a Norwegian physical chemist and Nobel Laureate Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem meaning "earth") is the Science concerned with the composition structure and properties Ivar Giaever (originally spelled Giæver) (born April 5, 1929 in Bergen Norway) is a physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics Physics (Greek Physis - φύσις in everyday terms is the Science of Matter and its motion. Trygve Magnus Haavelmo ( 13 December 1911 – 26 July 1999) was an Economist with main research interests centered on the fields Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. (ɡru hɑɭɛm brʉntlɑn (born Gro Harlem 20 April 1939 Oslo) is a Norwegian politician diplomat and Physician, and an international leader Svein Ingvar Gjedrem (born 25 January 1950 in Finnøy) is a Norwegian economist and current Governor of the Central Bank of Norway (born 16 March 1959 is the Prime Minister of Norway. He took office in October of 2005 he was previously Prime Minister from 2000 to 2001 Geir Lundestad (born in 1945 is a Norwegian historian and present Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Professor of the University of Oslo. Radio Nova is a non-commercially run student radio situated and broadcasting in Oslo, Norway, at FM 993