The University of Stavanger (UiS) is situated in the most attractive region in the country, with some 300 000 inhabitants.
In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities.
UiS will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change.
Stavanger is the oil and energy capital in Norway with a dynamic job market and exciting culture and leisure activities. The interplay between the university and society and business is rich and diverse.
The Faculty of Science and Technology has over 2880 students and 200 employees. The faculty's curriculum focuses especially on engineering disciplines, while research activities are characterised by innovation and collaboration with industry and government.
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|Total Number of Staff||370|
|Number of Academic Staff||310|
|Number of Students||2880|
The Faculty of Science and Technology is divided into seven departments:
Some of the research conducted at the Faculty of Science and Technology is at the very forefront of scientific achievement in its respective areas.
Situated in the "oil capital" of Norway, one of the world's largest oil exporters, the University of Stavanger is world-class when it comes to petroleum science. It also has strong research groups in the offshore technology field.
The petroleum industry is Norway's biggest source of income and plays an important role in world economy. We are proud to have Norway's largest research group studying petroleum economy.
Risk management is also of crucial relevance to the oil and gas industry. Our university has been world-leading in this field for decades. Many of the research activities are organised within the Centre for risk management and societal safety (SEROS).