A metropolitan city with forests and fjord
Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies Norway’s capital and largest city, with its vibrant social scene and special combination of nature experiences and city life.
Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities, with a population approaching 700,000 and new neighborhoods with eye-catching architecture. The largest city in Norway is quickly transforming into a cosmopolitan hub with an abundance of world-class museums, restaurants and art, but still maintains the relaxed atmosphere of a much smaller town.
The city is nestled between the Oslofjord and hundreds of square miles of forested hills, and is a green city in more ways than one. The compact city centre is easily explored on foot or by bike, and an efficient public transport system makes the whole city accessible without a car.
Norway’s capital since 1814, Oslo is home to the Norwegian government and the Royal Family.
The country’s largest cultural institutions, which include the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, the National Theatre and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, present first-rate art exhibitions and opera, ballet and theatre performances.
Live music is a big part of the city’s identity, and every year Oslo’s clubs and arenas host thousands of concerts that showcase the talents of everyone from local bands to international superstars. Several large pop and rock festivals are held every summer, and there are annual festivals for genres ranging from chamber music to heavy metal.
Most of the university is located on the Blindern Campus, in the northern part of Oslo. UiO has eight faculties, one of them being the Faculty of Medicine. It was established in 1814 and is Norway’s oldest faculty of medicine. The faculty is located at Gaustad, next to one of Oslo’s main teaching hospitals (Rikshospitalet), two tram stops from the Blindern Campus.
The SCOPE students will work in one of the four Oslo University Hospitals.
The Oslo University Hospitals (OUS) consists of four public hospitals: Rikshospitalet, Radiumhospitalet, Ullevål universitetssykehus and Aker universitetssykehus. The hospitals function as the local hospitals for parts of Oslo’s population, as the regional hospitals for Norway’s south-eastern population and also have a number of national responsibilities.
The university of Oslo has a particular strategic focus on interdisciplinary research in the field life sciences. The lab, office facilities, libraries and technical support are in the high end.
The SCORE students will be able to work in the Neural System Laboratory, within the Department of Molecular Medicine at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences.
• Take the airport train (flytoget) to Oslo Central Station.
• The ticket costs NOK 95 for students (bring student ID).
• The train ride takes approximately 20 minutes.
• At the Oslo Central Station either the LORE, the LEO or your contact person in the byddy system will meet you.
How to get around Oslo:
The public transport system is very good and you can easily get around wherever you need. The monthly pass costs NOK 736 and lets you take all the local buses, trams, subways and boats. Its is also possible to rent a bike for a month or on a pay as you go- basis.
• Norwegian Folk Museum
• The Viking Ship Museum
• Akershus Fortress
* Aker Brygge
• National Gallery
• Natural History Museum
• Fram Museum – The Polar Ship Fram
• The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet
• Vigeland Sculpture Park
• TusenFryd Amusement Park
For more information please visit www.visitoslo.com