Founded in 1811, the University of Oslo (UiO), is the oldest and leading institution of research and higher education in Norway. Located in Oslo, the offers a world-class research and learning experience. With eight faculties, the number of graduates per year is approximately 4 500, of which 400 are doctorates. Though the official language is Norwegian, teaching is also provided. More than 40 Master’s Degree programs taught entirely in English along with more than 1200.
According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009 (Shanghai Jiao Tong), the University of Oslo is ranked as No. 1 in Norway; No. 3 in Scandinavia; No. 18 in Europe; and No. 65 in the World. Three Nobel Prize winners indicate the quality of the research at the University.
The Faculty of Law in Oslo educates about 75% of all new legal candidates in Norway, and is the work- and studyplace for about 270 employees and 4 300 students. The faculty is divided into six Departments/Centers and is situated in the classical University buildings in the centre of Oslo. Established in 1963, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law is divided in two departments: Department of Maritime Law, and Department of Petroleum and Energy law. The Institute has an international profile, with students, staff and associates from all over the world and offers three different student programs in English.