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Facts and Figures

Here you will find key figures for the Faculty of Medicine.

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo was established in 1814 and is Norway’s oldest medical school. The teaching and research at the Faculty ranges from basic biomedical subjects, via clinical subjects, to health subjects, and has a prominent international profile. The Faculty attaches importance to dissemination and innovation activities.

Key figures 2021

Faculty of Medicine

Institute of Health and Society

Institute of Basic Medical Studies

Institute of Clinical Medicine

Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM)

Scientific publications 2781 516 410 1777 40
Professional study 1  1 1 1
Master’s programmes 8  7 1
Bachelor’s programmes 1  1
Registered students1 2110  746 584 755
Candidates on the PhD programme2 1330 230 150 945
Completed doctorates 175 33 17 125
Academic full-time equivalents 846 177 242 370 46
Academic employees* 1459 428 284 656 76
Technical full-time equivalents 160 2 62 77 14
Technical employees* 210 3 76 99 29
Administrative full-time equivalents 273 52 42 81 8
Administrative employees* 326 62 44 107 16
Finances – total income 1482 million 230 million 380 million 558 million 70 million
Proportion of the budget funded by external sources3 43 % 54 % 44 % 48 % 78 % 
Active research projects throughout the year with external funding* 765 168 184 356 46

1 The Faculty's professional study programme in medicine consists of 12 semesters and has a total of 1,360 students. The cited number of student for the institutes includes the institute’s share of the medical students and the number of students on bachelor's and master's programmes (a total of 725 at the Faculty). The number of students at the Faculty also includes 5 students on the research option and 20 visiting and outgoing exchange students. For privacy reasons, the figures are rounded off to the nearest 5.

2 The number of candidates as per spring 2021 was reported to the Database for Statistics on Higher Education (DBH) on 15 February 2022.

* Numbers from 2020.

Sources of the official facts and figures about the Faculty

Published Oct. 3, 2017 5:21 PM - Last modified May 10, 2022 10:59 AM