As a teaching hospital, Ahus is affiliated with the University of Oslo. We employ over 11,500 people divided on our different locations, whose mission is to provide care and treatment to our patients. Our goal is to have a compassionate touch with professional skills.
Our owners are the South-Eastern Regional Health Authority. Ahus are responsible for the inhabitants of Follo, Romerike and Kongsvinger, in addition the three northernmost districts in Oslo; Alna, Grorud and Stovner, are part of our hospital area.
You can find us at Nordbyhagen in Lørenskog, Ski, Kongsvinger, Gardermoen and at various treatment centers for mental health care and substance abuse treatment.
Click here to see a map for our area
Ahus strives to be the patient’s first choice as well as an attractive workplace for healthcare professionals. We work with patients, relatives, and staff with various projects to achieve our goals.
For patients visiting our hospital at Nordbyhagen our brochure "Welcome to Ahus Nordbyhagen" can be helpful. Here you can find information about the hospital and its facilities in a number of languages.Welcome to Ahus Nordbyhagen
Akershus University Hospital is an educational institution where you can meet students. You reserve the right to refuse against students being present or participating in your treatment.
About health, rights and online self-service solutions
On these pages, we have selected a variety of information for our English speaking users. Amongst these, you will find information about health, rights and our online self-service solutions.
Go to helsenorge.no
If you are having trouble with understanding Norwegian terms and phrases regarding the hospital and your treatment, you might find some of the words in this dictionary helpful:
Ahus dictionary Norwegian - English
Compassionate touch – professional skills
- As a patient, you should be treated with kindness and respect.
- As a patient, you should be met by personnel who care about you.
- As a patient, you should experience security.
Our services are rooted in sound professional practice and knowledge.
Board of directors
You can read about our Board of directors on the page below.
Board of directors (in Norwegian)
Telephone: 00 47 55 97 50 00
Sykehusveien 25, Lørenskog
Akershus universitetssykehus HF
Name of department
Akershus University Hospital
Akershus University Hospital
Akershus University Hospital
Ragnar Strøms Veg 10
Jørn A. Limi
The CEO's executive committee
Department of Economics and Finance
Department of Human Resources
Jan Inge Pettersen
Department of Communication
Department of Medicine and Health Care
Department of Research and Innovation
University of Oslo Campus Ahus
The hospital management team
Division of Surgery
Anne Karin Lindahl
Division of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Division of Medicine
Erik Borge Skei
Division of Diagnostics and Technology
Division of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Division of Mental Health
Jane Beate Moe Castro
Division of Facilities Management
Morten Løkken Bendiksen
The Department of Communication can be reached by e-mail:
We are only able to read e-mails during office hours (8-16).
Our on-call telephone can be reached by phone number: 902 87 117.
We are on-call outside office hours and are therefore not present in the hospital. Non-urgent enquiries should be made on weekdays during office hours.
Research and innovation
Akershus University Hospital has extensive research activities, and research is part of our core business.
Active research environments contribute to strengthening the quality of the treatment offer. Therefore, our research is closely integrated with the clinical part of the business.
Increased knowledge about diseases
The research at Akershus University Hospital should benefit many. Our research groups contribute to this by increasing knowledge about diseases that affect large patient groups.
Many of the patients participate in research projects and student education, which helps us to develop an ever better treatment offer. Innovation that springs from research is also an important focus area. It prepares us to face the future. Our research communities are actively working to develop new tools for diagnostics and treatment, so that even more patients can receive help.
The Research and Innovation Division (FID) has a delegated responsibility for research and innovation at Ahus. FID is organized into two departments; department for health service research (HØKH) and department for research support.
Ahus aim to ensure that both the research and teaching maintains a high professional level and that the basis of the activity must be the hospitals own patient population. The research aims to provide results that are useful for both diagnosis and treatment. It should be progressive by adopting the opportunities that modern medicine and technology offers, and be cost effective.
Research takes place across organizational structure of the hospital, and in all departments.
Departments and divisions
Ahus consists of five departments and eight divisions and provide medical services for up to 10 percent of the population in Norway.
- Department of Economics and Finance
- Department of Human Resources (HR)
- Department of Communications
- Department of Medicine and Health Science
- Department of Research and Innovation
- University of Oslo Campus Ahus
- Division of Surgery
- Orthopaedic Clinic
- Division of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
- Division of Medicine
- Division of Diagnostics and Technology
- Division of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine
- Division of Mental Health
- Division of Facilities Management
Want to work with us?
Language requirements for health
working language at Akershus University Hospital is Norwegian. Your
Norwegian proficiency must be sufficiently high to ensure reliability in
patient care when communicating in Norwegian with our patients, families and
colleagues. We do accept Danish and Swedish as academic languages.
Norwegian authorization as health
positions that require a certification as health care personnel according to
the Health Personnel Act, a Norwegian authorization/temporary license must be
obtained prior to the employment and commencement. More information on
how to apply for authorization can be found on the homepage of the
Norwegian Directorate of Health. https://helsedirektoratet.no/English
working at Akershus University Hospital, residence permit or registration
certificate must be obtained. Nordic citizens have automatic residency in the
Nordic countries. Within the EU / EEA you need only obtain a registration certificate.
Outside the EU / EEA you must obtain a residence permit.
More information about the
procedure and application forms (udi.no)
Tax card/D number
you are a foreign worker, you must have a D number to obtain a tax card. Anyone
who is getting a D number must personally appear at the tax office with a valid
ID. This also applies to Norwegian nationals who move back to Norway. More
information about tax card and D number, application forms, and identification
requirements can be found at
Norwegian Tax Authorities
Practical Information from public
How to apply for a job with us
we do not accept open applications, and do not consider these. You need to
apply on vacant positions through our recruitment portal - Webcruiter. Most of
our vacancies are announced in Norwegian as ability to understand Norwegian is
a requirement for most of our positions.
Read more and apply here