NORMENT – Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research

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About the centre

The Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research (NORMENT) is a Centre of Excellence funded. Our main goal is to find answers to why some people develop severe mental illness.

Group picture of NORMENT employees at Annnual Retreat 2022
NORMENT Annual Retreat 2022. Photographer: Ada Miko.

Centre of Excellence

NORMENT was established as a Norwegian Centre of Excellence (CoE) in 2013 with 10 year's funding from the Research Council of Norway.


The centre is based on a collaboration between four partners: The University of Oslo (host institution), the University of BergenOslo University Hospital, and Haukeland University Hospital.


We have ambitious scientific goals of understanding the underlying mechanisms of severe mental disorders and find answers to why some people develop perceptual disturbances, delusions, depressions, or manic phases.

Research areas

The research at NORMENT has a clear clinical profile, involving investigations of participants with state-of-the-art clinical assessments and research technology, as well as translating findings to experimental studies for the identification of disease mechanisms and development of new treatment.

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