Key numbers

  • More than 67 000 students 
  • 25 educational institutions 
  • Close to 9000 student housing units
  • 40 student coffee shops and canteens
  • 6 gyms – with more than 25 000 members
  • 16 700 GP patients
  • 600 kindergarten placements
  • 1 customer service centre - the SiO Customer Service Centre
  • 600 employees
  • Annual revenue: About 1,1 billion NOK

The students decide
The Executive Board is the governing body of SiO, and the chairman is a student. The Executive Board has ten members. As of January 1st 2018, the Executive Board consists of the following members: 

  • Student Vetle Bo Saga (Chairman)
  • Student Sigrid Mæhle Grimsrud
  • Student Kaja de Ru
  • Student Audun Foyn
  • Student Jonas Virtanen 
  • Employee representative Britt Næsje  
  • Employee representative Mike Fürstenberg
  • University president Gunn-Elin Aa. Bjørneboe - UiO
  • Study Director Marianne Brattland - OsloMet
  • Study Director Marianne Østbye - Kristiania University College

The Welfare Council
The Welfare Council is an interest organisation, a student political organ and the highest student organ of SiO. The Welfare Council's mission is to provide students connected to SiO with a strong voice in matters concerning student welfare.

The Welfare Council chooses half of the members on the Board of SiO, including the chairman, who has a double vote. The Welfare Council also elects student representatives to all other boards and committees in SiO.

In the Welfare Council there are 37 representatives, each of them representing 1.500 students. Because of this, the Welfare Council has a large impact on the Student Welfare Organisation, and also manages part of the student fee revenues.

If you are a student connected to SiO, you are welcome to attend and speak at the Welfare Council’s meetings, as well as run for all positions  the Welfare Council nominates to.

Our services

SiO Food and Beverage
SiO Food and Beverage operates 40 places for students to eat and drink in Oslo and Akershus. Our services consist of coffee shops and canteens located at the educational institutions that are connected to us.

SiO Housing
SiO Housing operates 24 student villages and student houses in Oslo and close to Lillestrøm. We have a total of almost 9000 single rooms and flats for rent.  

Almost 10 000 people live in our student housings, making us one of Norway’s largest operatiors of rental and property management.

SiO Athletica
Our 6 gyms have over 25 000 members in total. Our gyms are located in the Oslo city centre; at Blindern, in Nydalen, at Vulkan/Grünerløkka, Domus/Ullevål and Kringsjå. Our gyms offer services like swimming pool, group sessions and personal training.

SiO Kindergarten
We have 10 kindergartens for students located at Kringsjå, Sogn, Blindern, Bislett and in the Oslo city centre. The kindergartens accommodate about 600 children, from the age of eight months up to school age. The kindergartens are adapted to children of students, for instance they are open on Saturdays during exam periods.

SiO Health
SiO Health provides the students with a wide and versatile health service. Through our services the students can access doctors (GPs), dentists, psychologists, psychiatrists, a public health nurse, vaccination service, physical therapists and social workers.

SiO Associations
Oslo and Akershus has more than 450 student associations to choose from. SiO Associations help students to start and run their associations.