CEMO will be established as a permanent unit at the Faculty of Educational Sciences.
The Faculty Board has decided that CEMO (Centre for Educational Measurement) will be established as a permanent unit at the Faculty of Educational Sciences.
The decision guarantees funding after 2023, when the grant from the Ministry of Education and Research expires. This decision acknowledges that CEMO has become a renowned international research and teaching centre. CEMO attracts highly qualified international researchers, and the centre team publishes in internationally renowned journals. Collaborations with all other units at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and with other units at the University of Oslo have been established, and CEMO also collaborates closely with international partners.
CEMO started as a research center for educational measurements in 2013, after University of Oslo had won a national competition announced by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The centre was established with funding for five years, with the possibility of obtaining funding for five more years. This extension was granted after a very positive external evaluation in 2018. The same year, CEMO established a Master of Science program in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation. Professor Sigrid Blömeke, Director of CEMO, received University of Oslo`s Research Award 2019 for her work on establishing CEMO as a significant international research center in the field of educational measurement.
We are very pleased with the decision of the Faculty Board and look forward to continue the collaboration with our colleagues in the field. The step from being a temporary unit to a permanent research centre at the Faculty of Educational Sciences enables us to further develop CEMO as an attractive research centre, and to contribute and develop the field of educational measurement, assessment and psychometrics.