University of Oslo

The University of Oslo (UiO) is Norway’s oldest institution for research and higher education, founded in 1811. It has 28,000 students and 7,000 employees. UiO has 8 faculties, 2 museums and several centers. In addition, UiO has 10 Norwegian Centres of Excellence. It has an operating annual budget of NOK 6.6 billion, and most of its funding comes from the Norwegian Government.


UiO is the highest ranked institution of education and research in Norway – and one of the World’s Top 100 universities, according to the Shanghai World Ranking. With five Nobel Prize winners, UiO has a strong track record of pioneering research and scientific discovery.

In New Water Ways, the Department of Geosciences is in charge of the hydrologic modelling. UiO is also partner for our activities in China – DeSCIPHER.


  • Hong Li
  • Chong-Yu Xu
  • Nils Roar Sælthun