OSLO, NORWAY - JULY 29: The Oslo Opera House is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway in Oslo, Norway on July 29, 2014

OSLO, NORWAY –  The Oslo Opera House. Photo: Colourbox


With its 27, 700 students, the University of Oslo is the largest university in Norway. The University is ranked as one of Europe’s leading universities, and is also known for its high number of student societies.


The university has approximately 27,700 students and employs around 6,000 people. Its faculties include Theology, Law, Medicine, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Dentistry, and Education. The original campus is located in the city centre of Oslo, and is currently occupied by the Faculty of Law. Most of the University’s other faculties are located at the newer Blindern campus in the suburban West End, while the Faculty of Medicine is split between campus Blindern and several university hospitals in the Oslo area.


The Department of Health Management and Health Economics (HELED) is a multidisciplinary Department at the Faculty of Medicine, and is located at campus Blindern. The multidiscipline is evident both from the composition of the staff and the different methodological approaches they use. Research activities at departmental level were initiated at the beginning of the 1990s and have expanded in different directions ever since.

The Department now has a strong record in

  • qualitative and quantitative methods
  • different areas of organisational and economic research
  • comparative research
  • research on health issues in developing countries

HELED has attracted research from many organisations, for example the EU, OECD, the Norwegian Research Council (NFR), the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health.


At the University of Oslo there are more than 200 student societies. These are societies for students on particular study programmes, social clubs for specific faculties, and societies for the pursuit of hobbies and interests. Students at the European Master in Health Economics and Management will especially be welcome to join “The Health Leaders’ student society”. “The Health Leaders’ student society” has their own webpage where information on happenings are posted: http://www.helseledelse.com/index.html