Norwegian version of this page

Health Economics Research Network - HERO

Health Economics Research Network at the University of Oslo, HERO, is a research network that facilitates research in health economics at the University of Oslo, Norway's oldest and largest university. The network's members include researchers in social sciences, mainly economics, and researchers from the medical profession.

About HERO

Health Economics Research Network at the University is the result of a national effort 1998-2011 with  the Norwegian Research Council as a key contributor. Currently, the network consists of about 40 affiliated researchers. Researchers from HERO participate in professional networks in Europe and USA.

HERO is a collaboration between three research units at the University:


In conjunction with the Health Economics Research Network at the University of Oslo (HERO) there is a wide range of ongoing research projects with various issues in health economics. In addition to funding by the University of Oslo, projects are mainly funded by the Research Council of Norway and funding the European Union.


HERO researchers participate in joint projects and professional networks in Norway, Europe and USA.

Academic programmes and courses

Health economics is taught in a variety of courses and programs at the University. In addition, PhD courses are organized by the Department of Economics. Researchers from the HERO network supervise doctoral students and students at master's and bachelor's programmes. Our researchers participate in the teaching of these degree programs:

Published Apr. 3, 2011 05:25 PM - Last modified Mar. 6, 2015 10:06 AM


Scientific director

Tor Iversen

Post address:

HERO / Department of Health Management and Health Economics
P.O. Box 1089 Blindern, NO-0317 Oslo, Norway

Visiting address:

Forskningsveien 3A, near to Oslo Research Park and the University Campus, Blindern.

See location on a map.