Simula has several major collaborations with partners in Norway and abroad. Below you can read more about each:


University of Oslo (UiO)

UiO is the partner with which Simula has the closest and longest-standing relation. Simula’s researchers regularly teach at the Department of Informatics (IFI) and the Department of Biosciences (IBV) and deliver a number of full courses that give study credits at UiO. Several Simula employees have adjunct positions at UiO, and the majority of Simula’s PhD candidates receive their doctoral degree from UiO. Together with the University of California, San Diego, UiO and Simula also collaborate on the SUURPh program

University of Bergen (UiB)

Simula collaborates with UiB through common ownership of Simula UiB. Together with the Selmer Center at the Department of Informatics, UiB, Simula initiated a collaboration in 2011 which led to the funding of Simula UiB in late 2015. The Selmer Center conducts high-quality research in computer security, including cryptography. Researchers employed at Simula UiB regularly teach courses at the Department of Informatics and supervise master students in secure and reliable communication. All master and PhD students at Simula UiB receive their degrees from the University of Bergen.

Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)

Simula collaborates with OsloMet through joint ownership of SimulaMet and the Simula Garage@OsloMet. 

Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering AS (SimulaMet) was established in 2018 with the mission to conduct research in digital engineering at the highest international level, educate and supervise PhD and master’s students at OsloMet and contribute to innovation in society. SimulaMet conducts research within the fields of networks and communications, machine learning, and IT management, and the company is OsloMet’s strategic partner in research, PhD- and MSc- education in digital engineering.

Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium (NORA)

Simula is one of the founding partners of NORA, which aims to strengthen Norwegian research, education and innovation within artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics, as well as other relevant research that supports the development of artificial intelligence applications.

BI Norwegian Business School

Simula@BI is a new research center located at BI Norwegian Business School. The purpose of Simula@BI is to facilitate collaboration on research and teaching in data science between BI Norwegian Business School and Simula Research Laboratory.



University of California, San Diego

Simula collaborates with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) through SUURPh, a joint PhD programme in the field of computational biology. UCSD and Simula also conduct a yearly joint summer school in computational physiology, where international cohorts of graduate students learn skills for multiscale modelling of excitable tissue and work together on related research projects.


The National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (Inria) is France’s leading research institute within computer science and applied mathematics. With a headcount of around 3500 researchers and engineers, Inria is a European research powerhouse with a strong track record of excellence in basic research and applied industrial research.

Inria and Simula have a long-standing collaboration with a wide scientific footprint. Currently, two departments at Simula are also connected with Inria through an associated team.  


ERCIM aims to foster collaboration within the European research community in information and communication technologies (ICT) and applied mathematics and to increase cooperation with the European industry. As a member of ERCIM, Simula expects to build a stronger European network within our scientific fields.

For available ERCIM fellowships, please see