Natural History Museum - University of Oslo

Museum; Botanical Garden; University

Original name(s)

  • Naturhistorisk museum (no - Norwegian)
Institution Address

Sars’ gate 1
0562  Oslo
NO - Norway

Type of organisation

Institution Address

Sars’ gate 1
0562 Oslo
NO - Norway

Museum; Botanical Garden; University (State)

Director Representative




Structure Chart

Governing & Executive bodies

NHM is a part of University of Oslo, which is governed by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. NHM is governed by the NHM Board. The Board is comprised of both external and internal members.

Staff fields

scientific staff collections non permanent: 6.0.scientific staff collections permanent: 33.0.scientific staff non permanent: 26.0.scientific staff permanent: 37.0.scientific staff post doc non permanent: 20.0.staff administrative non permanent: 2.0.staff administrative permanent: 15.0.staff collection managers technicians non permanent: 32.0.staff collection managers technicians permanent: 36.0.staff exhibitions non permanent: 8.0.staff exhibitions permanent: 8.0;staff total: 163.0;staff year of reference: 2018

Membership fields

Full member

General Description

  • Biosystematics and taxonomy
  • Systematic mineralogy
  • Ecological prediction modelling
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology
  • Speciation and evolution

Research Fields

  • Vascular plants
  • Fungi
  • Lichens
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Insects (Coleoptera, Lepidoptera,Hymenoptera, Diptera)
  • Helminths
  • Minerals
  • Vertebrate paleontology
  • Invertebrate paleontology

Research Initiative

On-line outreach activitie : : [['No']]
other outreach activitie : : ['School programmes (in Norwegian) for all levels in botany, zoology and geology. Number of persons that participated in guided tours Botanical Garden approx. 3 400 Number of school children that participated in school programme: approx. 7 500 Number of school children that visited with their own teacher: approx. 35 512']
Non academic trainings : : ['Yes, the INQUIRE project: INQUIRE is helping to reinvigorate inquiry-based science education throughout Europe. Run by botanic gardens in 11 countries, INQUIRE teacher training courses are demonstrating how IBSE can inspire students in science and help address biodiversity and climate change. The INQUIRE project ended in November 2013.']
Academic trainings : : ['Yes, within the relevant programmes of The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences: and']
General description : : []


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