Health Economics Research Network - HERO
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.
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:
- Department of Health Management and Health Economics
- Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research - Frisch Centre
- Department of Economics
In conjunction with the Health Economics Research Programme 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:
- Erfaringsbasert masterstudium i helseadministrasjon (90 credits)
- Master i health economics, policy og management (120 credits)
- Bachelor i helseledelse og helseøkonomi (180 credits)