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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Oslo and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Oslo, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Oslo include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Oslo alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Oslo are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Oslo.

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Willy Brandt and Terje Rypdal.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Oslo?” and “Which celebrities are University of Oslo alumni?”

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Harrison Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Astronaut, Scientist, Geologist Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt is an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor and former U.S. senator from New Mexico. In December 1972, as one of the crew on ...more

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Per-Kristian Foss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Politician Per-Kristian Foss is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and 2nd Vice President of the Storting. He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo in 1981, and was re-elected on ...more

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Fridtjof Nansen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Politician, Scientist, Explorer Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the team that made the first ...more

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Bernt Øksendal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Mathematician Bernt Karsten Øksendal is a Norwegian mathematician. He performed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oslo, working under Otte Hustad. He obtained his PhD from University of ...more

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Thor Heyerdahl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Adventurer, Ethnographer, Film Producer Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer with a background in zoology, botany, and geography. He became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 8,000 km ...more

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Willy Brandt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Journalist Willy Brandt was a German statesman and politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany from 1964 to 1987 and chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974. He was ...more

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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Poet, Lyricist, Writer Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has ...more

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Gro Harlem Brundtland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Physician Gro Harlem Brundtland is a former Prime Minister of Norway, a current Special Envoy with the United Nations, and the Deputy Chair of The Elders. Brundtland, MD has served as a physician, a ...more

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Harald V of Norway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni

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Ole-Johan Dahl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Computer scientist Ole-Johan Dahl was a Norwegian computer scientist and is considered to be one of the fathers of Simula and object-oriented programming along with Kristen Nygaard.

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Tord Asle Gjerdalen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Cross-country skier, Athlete Tord Asle Gjerdalen is a Norwegian cross-country skier.

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Kristen Nygaard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Mathematician, Politician, Computer scientist Kristen Nygaard was a Norwegian computer scientist, programming language pioneer and politician. He was born in Oslo and died of a heart attack in 2002.

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Hedda Berntsen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Freestyle skier Hedda Berntsen is a Norwegian sportsperson who has competed internationally in telemark skiing, alpine skiing, freestyle skiing and skicross. She is world champion in Telemark classic from 1997. ...more

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Øystein Ore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Mathematician Oystein Ore was a Norwegian mathematician.

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Tord Gustavsen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist, Musician Tord Gustavsen is a major jazz pianist and composer, raised in rural Hurdal, Akershus. Gustavsen tours extensively world-wide, and he has been a bandleader for a trio, ensemble and quartet at ...more

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Knut Storberget is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Politician, Barrister, Lawyer Knut Storberget is a Norwegian lawyer and politician for the Norwegian Labour Party. He became the Minister of Justice and the Police serving in the second cabinet Stoltenberg from 2005. ...more

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Johan Galtung is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Pacifist, Mathematician, Professor Johan Galtung is a Norwegian sociologist, mathematician and the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies. He co-founded the Peace Research Institute Oslo in 1959, ...more

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Ragnar Tørnquist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Game designer Ragnar Tørnquist is a Norwegian game designer and author. He has been working for Funcom in Oslo since 1994, and has founded his own studio Red Thread Games in November 2012.

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Andreas Viestad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
TV chef, Chef Andreas Viestad is a Norwegian food columnist and TV chef. He has hosted seven seasons of New Scandinavian Cooking broadcast in the U.S., China, Germany, Italy, Finland and on BBC Food in over ...more

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Trygve Lie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Politician, Secretary-General of the United Nations Trygve Halvdan Lie was a Norwegian politician, labour leader, government official and author. He served as Norwegian Foreign minister during the critical years of the Norwegian government in ...more

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Jørn Hurum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Paleontologist Jørn Harald Hurum is a Norwegian paleontologist and popularizer of science. He is a vertebrate paleontologist and holds an Associate Professor position at the Natural History Museum of ...more

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Atle Selberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Mathematician Atle Selberg was a Norwegian mathematician known for his work in analytic number theory, and in the theory of automorphic forms, in particular bringing them into relation with spectral theory. ...more

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Axel Thue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Mathematician Axel Thue, was a Norwegian mathematician, known for highly original work in diophantine approximation, and combinatorics. He stated in 1914 the so-called word problem for semigroups or Thue ...more

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Jan Garbarek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Record producer, Composer, Jazz Musician Jan Garbarek is a Norwegian tenor and soprano saxophonist, active in the jazz, classical, and world music genres. Garbarek was born in Mysen, Norway, the only child of a former Polish prisoner ...more

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Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Economist Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch was a Norwegian economist and the co-winner with Jan Tinbergen of the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1969. He is known for having founded the ...more

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Niels Henrik Abel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Mathematician Niels Henrik Abel was a Norwegian mathematician who made pioneering contributions in a variety of fields. His most famous single result is the first complete proof demonstrating the ...more

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Kåre Willoch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Kåre Willoch Politician Kåre Isaachsen Willoch is a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party. He served as Minister of Trade and Shipping in 1963 and 1965–1970, and as Prime Minister of Norway from 1981 ...more

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Åse Kleveland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Politician, Singer Åse Maria Kleveland is a Norwegian singer and politician. A well-known folk singer and traditional guitarist in Norway, she was appointed Minister of Culture in Norway from 1990 to 1996, ...more

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Per Flatberg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Pharmacist Per Flatberg is a Norwegian environmentalist and pharmacist. Flatberg took the pharmaceutical degree at the University of Oslo in 1961 and started working at both the university and at a ...more

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Odd Hassel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Chemist Odd Hassel was a Norwegian physical chemist and Nobel Laureate.

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Trygve Haavelmo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Mathematician, Economist Trygve Magnus Haavelmo, born in Skedsmo, Norway, was an influential economist with main research interests centered on the fields of econometrics.

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Gerhard Armauer Hansen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Scientist, Physician Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen was a Norwegian physician, remembered for his identification of the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae in 1873 as the causative agent of leprosy.

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Kristin Halvorsen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Politician Kristin Halvorsen is the wife of Kurt Nilsen.

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Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, with the full name Haakon Magnus, is the heir apparent to the Throne of Norway and the son of the reigning King, Harald V. He is also a member of the House of ...more

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Jens Stoltenberg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Politician, Economist Jens Stoltenberg is a Norwegian politician who is the 13th Secretary General of NATO. He served as Prime Minister of Norway from 2000 to 2001 and again from 2005 to 2013. In March 2014, ...more

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John G. Bernander is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
John G. Bernander Politician John Gordon Bernander is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party and former director-general of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise.

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Thoralf Skolem is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Thoralf Skolem Mathematician Thoralf Albert Skolem was a Norwegian mathematician who worked in mathematical logic and set theory.

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Kate Knuth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Legislator, Teacher Katherine "Kate" Knuth is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 50B, which includes portions of the cities of New ...more

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Ragnhild Hatton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Historian Ragnhild Marie Hatton was professor of International History at the London School of Economics. As the author of her obituary declared, she was "for a generation Britain's leading historian ...more

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Gunnar Skirbekk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Gunnar Skirbekk Scientist Gunnar Skirbekk is a Norwegian philosopher. He is professor emeritus at the Department of Philosophy and the Center for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen. He is ...more

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Per Saugstad is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Scientist Per Saugstad was a Norwegian psychologist. He was born in Oslo. After getting a cand.philol. degree from the University of Oslo in 1945, he went to the United States, receiving a Ph.D. in ...more

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Mohammad Usman Rana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Mohammad Usman Rana Physician Mohammad Usman Rana is a Norwegian Pakistani commentator, columnist and medical doctor, achieving his degree at the University of Oslo.

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Eivind Reiten is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Eivind Reiten Politician Eivind Kristofer Reiten is a Norwegian economist, corporate officer and politician for the Centre Party. He was a Minister of Fisheries and Minister of Petroleum and Energy during the 1980s, ...more

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Erik Solheim is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Politician, Diplomat Erik Solheim is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party. He was appointed Minister of International Development in 2005 and also Minister of the Environment in 2007, and sat in both ...more

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Kaci Kullmann Five is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Politician Karin Cecilie "Kaci" Kullmann Five is a Norwegian businessperson, politician for the Conservative Party and the Chairperson of the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards ...more

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Anniken Huitfeldt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Politician Anniken Scharning Huitfeldt is a Norwegian historian and politician for the Labour Party.

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Henrik Wergeland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Henrik Wergeland Poet, Writer, Playwright Henrik Arnold Thaulow Wergeland was a Norwegian writer, most celebrated for his poetry but also a prolific playwright, polemicist, historian, and linguist. He is often described as a leading ...more

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Per Oskar Kjølaas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Per Oskar Kjølaas Per Oskar Alfred Kjølaas is the current bishop of the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland in the Church of Norway. Kjølaas studied at the MF Norwegian School of Theology in Oslo, ...more

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Inge Lønning is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Inge Lønning Politician Inge Johan Lønning was a Norwegian Lutheran theologian and politician for the Conservative Party of Norway. As an academic, he was Professor of Theology and Rector of the University of ...more

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Gerd-Liv Valla is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Oslo Alumni
Gerd-Liv Valla Politician Gerd-Liv Valla was the leader of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions. She took over in 2001 and resigned in 2007. In 1997 she was the Norwegian Minister of Justice.