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University of Stavanger

The University of Stavanger




About UiS

The University of Stavanger has an innovative and international profile and constitutes a driving force in the development of knowledge and change processes in society. Our societal mission is to challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.

Innovation for sustainable transition

Our common direction must be guided by the responsibility for sustainable transition and fair social development, through new ways of managing natural resources and by facilitating better cities and local communities.

UiS har ein Energilab for produksjon av fornybar energi frå sol og vind drifta av Future Energy Hub ved UiS. Foto: UiS / Mari Løvås

UiS shall be an open university with a high degree of well-being among our students and staff. Green transition, energy, health and welfare, learning for life, a good learning and working environment are our priority areas. In interaction and dialogue with our surroundings regionally, nationally and internationally, we shall have an open and innovative climate for education, research, artistic development work, innovation, dissemination and museum activities.

The academic activities at UiS are organized in six faculties with 13 departments and several national research and competence centres in addition to the Archaeological MuseumUiS-EVU is the university's unit for continuing and further education.

The graphs for research at UiS have pointed upwards in recent years. Compared to other universities, we are the third best at publishing per scientific employee. Many of the externally funded research activities take place in collaboration with the research institute NORCE Norwegian Research Center. There are also several centres for research that have been established between UiS and NORCE and other stakeholders.

The innovation company Validé is our unit for capturing research ideas that can be developed and employed in society and business. Validé conducts technology transfer, commercialization and incubator operations, and is located in Innovation Park Stavanger. Incubator is a start-up aid for newly established businesses. UiS is a member of the European network for innovative universities - European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

Studentsamskipnaden i Stavanger (SIS) and the student organisation StOr takes care of student welfare and student rights. 

UiS is located in the most attractive region in the country with 300,000 inhabitants. The region has a dynamic labour market and offers a number of exciting cultural and leisure activities. Folken is the student house in the centre of Stavanger.