University of Stavanger

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University of Stavanger
Universitetet i Stavanger (UiS) UiS mainnegative CMYK English.svg
RectorKlaus Mohn
Administrative staff
AffiliationsEUA European Consortium of Innovative Universities
University of Stavanger - Ullandhaug campus
Campus. University of Stavanger

The University of Stavanger (Universitetet i Stavanger) is a university located in Stavanger, Norway. UiS was established in 2005 when the former Stavanger University College (Høgskolen i Stavanger; HiS) received university status. It had about 11,000 students and 1,370 employees including academics, administrative and service staff in 2017.[1]

History and focus[edit]

The university has its roots in Rogaland Regional College, established in 1969. In 1986 Rogaland Regional College merged with the Rogaland Polytechnic to form Rogaland College Center. Stavanger University College was formed in 1994 when Rogaland College Center merged with Stavanger Nursing College, Stavanger Social Work College, the Norwegian Hospitality College, Stavanger Teachers' College, Rogaland Music Conservatory and the Congregational College. Stavanger University College was granted the status of a university by the government in 2005.

It is organised in six faculties: Educational Sciences and Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Performing Arts, Health Sciences and the Norwegian School of Management at UiS. There are also two national centres of expertise and the Museum of Archaeology. The university campus is located in the neighborhood of Ullandhaug.[2][3][4]

The University of Stavanger is currently the third highest ranked in Norway in terms of number 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]

Faculties and departments[edit]

Faculty of Arts and Education[edit]

  • Department of Education and Sports Science
  • Department of Early Childhood Education
    • Filiorum Center: High Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care[7]
  • Department of Cultural Studies and Languages

Faculty of Social Sciences[edit]

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

Faculty of Science and Technology[edit]

  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    • Stavanger AI lab[8]
  • Department of Mathematics and Physics
    • Quark-Lab: Centre for fundamental physics research (SFF)[9]
  • Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science
  • Department of Safety, Economics and Planning
  • Department of Chemistry, Biosciences and Environmental engineering
  • Department of Energy Resources
  • Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering

Faculty of Health Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Quality and Health Technology
  • Department of Caring and Ethics

Faculty of Performing Arts[edit]

  • Department of Classical Music
  • Department of Jazz, Dance, PPU (Educational Theory and Practice), and Music Production

UiS Business School[edit]

The UiS Business School (In Norwegian: Handelshøyskolen ved UiS) is a business school and a faculty under UiS. The school offers a wide variety of educational programmes, and is one of the largest institutions in Norway educating students at the masters level in business administration.

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.
  7. ^ Filiorum: High Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care
  8. ^ Stavanger AI Lab
  9. ^ Quark-Lab: Centre for fundamental physics research (SFF)

External links[edit]

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