Minister's message to petroleum students: ”You are the future!”
On February 21st the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Søviknes, visited the University of Stavanger and The National IOR Centre of Norway. He chose to highlight the importance of educating brilliant minds to the oil and gas industry.
Professor knows who will win the Iron Throne
At least, according to the German economics theory. Professor Oluf Langhelle is using Max Weber to predict who will win the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones.
NOK 12 million to improve safety in primary care
Professor Siri Wiig of the Department of Health Studies has been awarded funding of NOK 12 million by the Research Council of Norway. Her project aims to boost the level of expertise relating to quality and safety within primary care.
Open Day 2017
Want to know more about higher education and studies at the University of Stavanger? Visit us on Open Day at campus Ullandhaug Tuesday 7 March from 09.00 to 14.00.
UiS professor to head the world's biggest risk organisation
Professor Terje Aven of the University of Stavanger has been chosen to head the Society for Risk Analysis, the world's largest and most respected organisation in the field of risk.
Immigrants help Norwegian companies to think differently
Companies that hire immigrants have more international partnerships and are more innovative, according to researcher.
Essay on radiation won Erik a NASA ticket
It is something of a dream come true for computer science student Erik Sandal: This summer, he will spend two weeks at NASA!
Norwegian and English language teachers should collaborate
Lack of time makes teachers turn to simple solutions in teaching English in Norwegian primary schools, such as only reading texts from the textbook. There is also little collaboration on reading skills between Norwegian and English language teachers, new research shows.
Exercise helps prevent falls in Parkinson’s patients
Statistics show that 25 per cent of recently diagnosed patients suffered a fall in the first year. That came as a surprise to researchers. They had thought that falls tended to occur during later stages of the disease.
Are girls really better at reading than boys – or are the tests painting a false picture?
In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men’s and women’s reading skills. Why is that? Could the answer be in the way the tests are designed?