University of Stavanger

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University of Stavanger
Universitetet i Stavanger (UiS) University of Stavanger emblem.png
RectorKlaus Mohn
Administrative staff
AffiliationsEUA European Consortium of Innovative Universities
University of Stavanger - Ullandhaug campus
University of Stavanger - Ullandhaug campus

The University of Stavanger (Universitetet i Stavanger) is a university located in Stavanger, Norway. UiS was established in 2005 when the former Høgskolen i Stavanger (HiS) received university status. It had about 11,000 students and 1,370 administration, faculty and service staff in 2017.[1] It is organised in three faculties, including two national centres of expertise and the Museum of Archaeology. The university has a main campus located in the neighborhood of Ullandhaug.[2][3][4]

The University of Stavanger is currently the third highest ranked in Norway in terms of research publications per member of scientific staff.[5] The university became a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) in October 2012.

The university offers doctorates in: Literacy; Risk Management and Societal Safety; Educational Sciences; Health and Medicine; Management, Economics and Tourism; Sociology, Social Work and Culture & Society; Chemistry and Biological Science; Offshore Technology; Petroleum Technology; Risk Management and Societal Safety- Technical/Scientific Approach; and Information Technology, Mathematics, and Physics.[6]

Faculty of Arts and Education[edit]

  • Department of Education and Sports Science
  • Department of Early Childhood Education
  • Department of Cultural Studies and Languages
  • Department of Music and Dance
  • Centre for Behavioural Research
  • National Centre for Reading Education and Research

Faculty of Social Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Media and Social Sciences
  • Department of Social Studies
  • Department of Health Studies
  • The Norwegian School of Hotel Management
  • UiS Business School

Faculty of Science and Technology[edit]

  • Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Department of Mathematics and Natural Science
  • Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science
  • Department of Industrial Economics, Risk Management and Planning

Notable people[edit]



  1. ^ Om UiS Archived 2017-08-27 at the Wayback Machine Universitetet i Stavanger
  2. ^ Tor Ivar Hansen. "Universitetet i Stavanger". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Geir Thorsnæs. "Ullandhaug". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Campus Ullandhaug". University of Stavanger. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  5. ^ Eva Tønnessen. "Norske forskere publiserer mer". Khrono. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  6. ^ PhD Studies, University of Stavanger. Retrieved 5 April 2018.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 58°56′15″N 5°41′51″E / 58.93750°N 5.69750°E / 58.93750; 5.69750