One of OsloMet’s greatest strengths is our educational portfolio. With our institution home to degree programmes in teacher education, nursing, engineering—to name just a few—we are uniquely positioned to develop cutting-edge solutions to the challenges facing the welfare state.OsloMet is a large, urban university home to some of Norway's oldest and best-known programmes of professional study. Many of our alumni work on the front lines of the welfare state. Every year, OsloMet graduates begin working as teachers, social workers, nurses, engineers and other welfare state professionals striving to improve the lives of people across the life cycle. Our impact does not end here. OsloMet researchers contribute to society in an equally important way—by producing knowledge and proposing solutions to challenges facing the Norwegian welfare state and societies around the world. Our university's logo takes the shape of an arrow. This is meant to symbolise OsloMet’s role as an educational institution driving the Norwegian welfare state forward through innovation, cutting-edge research, new approaches to long-standing problems.