USIT holds the responsibility for the operation and development of the central IT services at the UiO. USIT also has the professional responsibility for the local IT staff at the university's various units. This means providing the infrastructure and the IT services and solutions which the University of Oslo needs to reach the goals for education, research, communication and administrative activities.
USIT has a number of services which easily can ordered and be used outside the UiO.
USIT takes on development and operational assignments for institutions and organizations in the university and higher education sector.