The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.
The Department of Social Anthropology is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Since its establishment in 1964, the Department has been a leading anthropological research and teaching environemnt internationally. It is one of the largest university departments for social anthropology in Europe and the largest in the Nordic countries, offering a broad and creative work environment. Approximately 400 students are currently enrolled in the Bachelor and Master programmes at the Department. The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a PhD program, with 330 students currently enrolled. Of these, about thirty are currently following the study track in Social Anthropology.
University of Edinburgh
The Graduate School of Social and Political Science (GSSPS) is located in the School of Social and Political Science (SSPS), one of the largest schools in the University of Edinburgh, a world-leading University that ranked 19 in the world in the last QS rankings in 2016. SSPS is one of the largest and most successful schools of social science in the UK and is organised into 6 subject areas and some 17 distinct research centres or institutes, one of which is the Centre of African Studies. Our broad interdisciplinary focus cuts across traditional social scientific boundaries, creating a vibrant and stimulating environment in which to work and study. SSPS has approximately 220 academic staff (full time equivalent). Within SSPS, GSSPS is a community of around 300 Postgraduate Research Students, as well as approximately a further 500 students studying for taught Masters qualifications.