The Institute currently employs eight people, of whom four have academic profiles. In addition, two classical archaeologists are affiliated with the Institute as prof. emeriti, and guest researchers from all the Norwegian universities visit the Institute throughout the year.
The Institute is administered by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo.
Collaborating universities contribute financially to the Institute, and benefit though the use of Institute facilities and services. Institute partners are currently:
- University of Oslo: Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Theology
- University of Bergen: Faculty of Humanities
- The Norwegian University for Science and Technology: Faculty of Humanities
- The Arctic University of Norway - UiT: Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education
- University of Agder: Faculty of Humanities and Education
- MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society
- The Oslo School of Architecture and Design: Institute of Form, Theory and History
- OsloMet: Department of Art, Design and Drama
The Council of The Norwegian Institute meets twice a year, and has the following members (2019-2021):
- Mathilde Skoie (Head of Council, Pro-Dean at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo)
- Line Cecilie Engh (Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas, University of Oslo)
- Anne Eriksen (Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo)
- Simon Malmberg (Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen)
- Anders Winroth (Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo)
Monica Bakken represents the Faculty of Humanities (University of Oslo) at the council meetings (observer), and Anne Nicolaysen (The Norwegian Institute in Rome) acts as secretary to the council.