Research Institutions in the Oslo Region

Work Research Institute (AFI)

engages in multidisciplinary research on the basis of social studies. Broad thematic priorities rooted in the demands of working life are emphasized. A major part of the research is action and user-oriented.

Work Research Institute (AFI)

SINTEF Building and Infrastructure

is a leading international research institute, solving challenges linked to the entire construction process. The institute offers specialist expertise in technical fields ranging from architecture and construction physics to the management, operation and maintenance of buildings, water supply and other forms of infrastructure.

SINTEF Building and Infrastructure

Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)

is an independent social science research institution with core competence in place and governance studies, nationally and internationally, in selected policy areas.

Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)

is a leading international centre for research and consulting within the geosciences. NGI develops optimum solutions for society, and offers expertise on the behaviour of soil, rock and snow and their interaction with the natural and built environment.

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)

University of Oslo Department of Geosciences

– research carried out at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences covers a broad spectrum of research areas. A lot of the research is experiment based and demands expensive equipment. The Faculty has a large portfolio of externally funded projects, and many of the researchers are reknown in the international field of research.

University of Oslo Department of Geosciences

Norwegian Institute for Nature Reserach (NINA)

is Norway’s leading institution for applied ecological research. NINA is responsible for long-term strategic research and commissioned applied research to facilitate the implementation of international conventions, decision-support systems and management tools, as well as to enhance public awareness and promote conflict resolution.

Norwegian Institute for Nature Reserach (NINA)

Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research

is an independent and multidisciplinary research foundation focusing on social welfare and trade policy, labor and living conditions, public health, migration and integration, and transnational security and development issues. Fafo works within both a domestic Norwegian and larger international context.

Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research

CICERO

(Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo) conducts research on and provides information and expert advice about national and international issues related to climate change and climate policy. Established by the Norwegian government in 1990, CICERO is an independent research center associated with the University of Oslo.

CICERO

The Institute of Transport Economics (TØI)

is a national institution for transport research and development. Its sphere of activity includes most of the current major issues in road, rail, sea and air transport. The Institute was set up in 1958, and it became a private, independent research foundation in 1986. The Institute receives its annual base funding from the Research Council of Norway.

The Institute of Transport Economics (TØI)

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)

is an independent, nonprofit institution established in 1969. Through its research NILU increases the understanding of processes and effects of climate change, of the composition of the atmosphere, of air quality and of hazardous substances.

Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)

The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU)

is an independent social science research institute, organized as a non-profit foundation. NIFU aim to be a leading European research organization for studies of innovation, research and education at all levels.

The Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU)

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI)

is a national biomedical research institute in the fields of animal health, fish health and food safety, whose primary function is supply of independent research based advisory support to the governing authorities.

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI)

Norwegian Social Research (NOVA)

is one of the largest social research institutes in Norway. The institute conducts research on different aspects of society and the welfare state. Its focus is on the whole range of the life course: from the early years to the later life. From 1 januar 2014 NOVA became a part of Oslo and Akershus College of Applied Sciences and Centre for Welfare and Labour Research.

Norwegian Social Research (NOVA)

Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway)

provides the public with meteorological services for both civil and military purposes. The institute is to provide services for the authorities, commerce and industry, institutions and the general public for the protection of their interests, for the protection of life and property, for planning and for the protection of the environment. Research and development at MET Norway is undertaken within meteorology and oceanography with emphasis on atmospheric and marine forecasting, climate and environmental studies.

Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway)

Norwegian Institute for Water Reserach (NIVA)

is an environmental research organisation committed to research, monitoring, assessment and studies on freshwater, coastal and marine environments in addition to environmental technology.

Norwegian Institute for Water Reserach (NIVA)

Institute for Social Research

was established in 1950 as an independent foundation in Oslo, Norway. The aim is to produce knowledge and understanding in areas that are significant for society, and to work closely to the cutting edge of international social science.

Institute for Social Research

The National Archives of Norway

together with the regional state archives (statsarkivene) form the National Archives Services of Norway (Arkivverket), headed by the Director General (Riksarkivaren). The National Archives of Norway is an independent government authority under the Ministry of Culture.

The National Archives of Norway

Norwegian Computing Center (NR)

is a private, independent, non-profit foundation established in 1952. NR carries out contract research and development projects in the areas of information and communication technology and applied statistical modeling.

Norwegian Computing Center (NR)