Consumption Research Norway SIFO is part of Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)

On January 1st 2016, National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO) merged with Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA), and changed the institute's name to Consumption Research Norway - SIFO.




For all practical purposes, our relations with contractual partners will continue as before. We will also continue as an independent research institute with the same aims and research profile as before. As a part of HiOA, we will cooperate closely with three other research institutes, NOVA, AFI and NIBR. Combined we will constitute the largest applied social science research cluster in Norway.

The aim is to achieve scientific and administrative synergies in order to increase the momentum for SIFO and HiOA in the market for applied research. At the same time, SIFO's research and perspectives will strengthen the knowledge base for the professions educated at HiOA. 


  • Visiting address: Sandakerveien 24C, Building B, Oslo, Norway
  • Postal address: P.O Box 4, St. Olavs plass, NO-0130 Oslo, Norway
  • Invoice address: P.O.Box 364, Alnabru, NO-0614 Oslo, Norway
  • Telephone: +47 22 04 35 00
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Forbruksforskingsinstituttet SIFO P.O. BOX 4 St Olavs plass, N-0130 Oslo - Sandakerveien 24 C, Building B
Phone 22 04 35 00 - Fax 22 04 35 04 - Director of Information/IT: Berit N. Fjeldheim