Two-year-olds with poor language skills fare worse than their peers at play and, subsequently, fall behind socially. This was the finding of a new study from the Stavanger Project.
The University of Stavanger and SpareBank 1 SR-bank make a joint effort. The number of innovative ideas from the region's research environments is set to double, with the number of ideas jumping from 50 to 100 per year.
Children that are seldom read to and whose parents read very little are at a disadvantage when they start school.
In an experiment, women were shown to be more likely to conspire than men, even when this was not in the best interests of society.
Charlotte Botter has received an award by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) for the Best Young Presenter at the fourth international conference on Fault and Top Seals, Almería, Spain. M.Sc. Luis Alberto Rojo won the best poster award an earlier EAGE event in Madrid, where also three other UiS students were awarded for their posters.
Dr. Pei Cheng Chua is awarded Yara’s prestigious Birkeland prize for 2015 for her thesis Studies on New Classes of Low Dosage Hydrate Inhibitors, for which she was awarded the degree of Philosophiae Doctor at the University of Stavanger in 2013.
A study by the Stavanger Project shows that two-year-olds with poor motor function also exhibit poor mathematical skills. This knowledge will make it easier for teachers to identify children who may need extra help.
A Norwegian study shows that girls aged two and a half years master most everyday activities better than boys.
In Comparative Educational Studies at the University of Stavanger there are students from all over Europe. «We learn about how different educational systems in different countries works», Maria Rubio from Spain says.
In contemporary science fiction, we often see robots passing themselves off as humans. According to a UiS researcher, the genre problematises what it takes to be accepted as a human being and provides a useful contribution to the debate about who should have the right to reproduce.