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About the Centre

ESOP - Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance was funded in 2007 as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) under their Centre of Excellency program. The 10-year period as CoE ended in 2016 and from 2017 ESOP is continuing its research with fresh funding. Among others, ESOP has been rewarded special funding by UiO for the centre's internationally recognized research quality.

Further information about ESOP

  • Key perspectives
  • Annual reports from the period as CoE
  • Original application for the period as CoE

Visiting fellowships

ESOP and the Department og Economics invite applications for visiting fellowships in Political Economy.


Scholarships are available for Master's students who plan to write their thesis on ESOP topics.

Contact information

General inquiries



Karl Ove Moene

Halvor Mehlum

For the media

Mari Gakkestad


Telephone: +47 22 85 94 68

Visiting address

Moltke Moes vei 31

Eilert Sundts hus, 10th floor

N-0851 Oslo, Norway

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