Why choose Human Geography
Norway's leading academic community for research and teaching of Human Geography
The Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo is the leading academic community for the research and teaching of Human Geography in Norway. Our research fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and professors are active and productive researchers who collaborate extensively with the international academic community and actively contribute to the international research literature. Human Geography at UiO has a broad thematic and methodological orientation, with the main focus on research and teaching within urban studies and planning, climate adaptation and transformation, development and politics, economics and labour geography.
About the programme
The PhD programme in Human Geography has about 20 PhD candidates, of which approximately half are affiliated with various research institutions external to the university. The PhD programmes in Sociology and in Human Geography collaborate on giving PhD fellows good supervision and organize various seminars where fellows receive expert advice on their work on the doctoral degree. The department offers methodology and theory courses at doctoral level, and we otherwise encourage PhD fellows to attend international doctoral courses, which the head of the PhD programme approves upon application. Our PhD fellows conduct advanced research, participate in international conferences and are supervised by some of Norway's foremost researchers in their fields. At doctoral defences we regularly fill the assessment committees with leading international academics.