UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, NORWAY
Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages
The Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) is one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo, Norway. The department consists of many subject areas, and offers a wide range of study programmes on both BA and MA levels. The department hosts almost 30 PhD students with projects in literature, language and area studies.
The Department is involved in extensive research and teaching in the fields of literature, area studies and linguistics within many of the European languages (not the Nordic ones). The Department has built up an active research environment engaged in a wide range of international collaboration. Many of our researchers play an active role in making the results of this research available to the general public.
The researchers at ILOS have thorough research expertise in the Slavic languages, especially Russian, Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. One of the focus areas deals with how languages are used to create national communities and identities. Knowledge of the Slavic languages provides depth to our research expertise on Eastern Europe’s politics, cultures, and societies.
The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest institution of research and education with 28,000 students and 7,000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.