Year of foundation: 2018
Approx. number of students: 20,000
Period of study: Mid August-End December; Early January-End June
MCI partner since: 2018
Oslo is the capital and the most populous city in Norway. It is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping. It is an important centre for maritime industries and maritime trade in Europe. The city is home to many companies within the maritime sector, some of which are among the world's largest shipping companies, shipbrokers and maritime insurance brokers. Oslo is a pilot city of the Council of Europe and the European Commission intercultural cities programme.
Oslo Metropolitan University is a state university with more than 20,000 students and 2,100 employees. It offers higher education programs at bachelor's, master's and PhD level in health professions, social sciences, engineering, liberal arts, and other fields.
Oslo Metropolitan University evolved from a previous university college, Oslo and Akershus University College. In 2014 and 2016 the university college merged with four of Norway's largest social science research institutes, thus greatly expanding the institution's overall research activity.
Most of the university is located in the city centre of Oslo along the Pilestredet street, with subsidiary campuses in Sandvika and Kjeller in Akershus.