Oslo University Hospital (OUH) is a highly specialised hospital in charge of national, regional and local hospital assignments. It was established on January 1 2009, by the merger of three of the university hospitals in Oslo: Rikshospitalet (The National Hospital founded in 1826) including Radiumhospitalet (founded in 1932), Ullevål University Hospital (founded 1887), and Aker University Hospital(founded 1895). The hospital is Scandinavia’s largest with approximately 20,000 employees and carries out more than 1.2 million patient treatments yearly. OUH’ main tasks are patient treatment and care, research, education and training of health personnel, and education and training of patients and their next-of-kin.
OUH is responsible for approximately 50 percent of all medical and healthcare research conducted at Norwegian hospitals. 1946 scientific papers in peer-reviewed medical journals were produced in 2016 and 111 PhDs was awarded and OUH has approx. 380 registered Clinical Intervention studies/treatment. 180 of these 350 clinical intervention studies are sponsored by OUH and approx. 200 of them are industry-sponsored. OUH is active on the international arena, collaborating both within the EU and outside Europe.
Researchers at the hospital participated in 19 FP6 projects, 26 FP7 projects, and are currently involved in 18 H2020 projects. The hospital has several national centres of competence, and is closely integrated with the University of Oslo.