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Student testimonials

Students are describing their experiences at the University of Stavanger.

  • Diana Carolina Castillo Valencia

    Diana Carolina Castillo Valencia, Colombia

    After nearly four years of work experience as a geologist in the oil and gas industry in Colombia, I decided to restart my academic studies. I chose to study in Norway because the University of Stavanger stood out above the rest, as I was strongly influenced by how the research programs addresses multidisciplinary issues, and even more importantly, by the very well-known reputation of its faculty.

    I consider myself lucky that I got admission to this program because it has taken my learning beyond theory with the practical approaches in the courses, addressing real-life exploration and production challenges. Moreover, I have learnt to apply my knowledge through experiences like giving presentations, working in teams, and active involvement in our lectures that use real-life examples in the teachings. All these experiences, make me feel better prepared to get into the workforce.

    The infrastructure of the laboratories are properly designed to let students use modern measurement techniques and computational methods, showing that the faculty really cares about students. 

    My advice to upcoming students is not to hesitate to join the program of worldwide reputation, which has a focus on the specific needs of exploration and production of the petroleum industry. Coming to Stavanger has broadened my horizons and really changed my view of many things.

  • Muhammed Elsheikh

    Muhammed Elsheikh, Sudan

    I completed my bachelor degree at Sudan University of Science and Technology. When I decided to pursue a master degree, one of my professors recommended the University of Stavanger (UiS) as one of the leading university in the field of petroleum engineering and geoscience. I applied and thankfully I got admission to UiS.

    I am impressed with the high level of education I have received during my study at UiS. The best thing about the petroleum programs at UiS is the connection between the academic studies and the industrial market. There is a strong connection between both providing students with the most up-to-date knowledge and technology.

    So far I am so pleased that I had the chance to be a master student in one of the greatest institutions in my field of study and I recommend anyone who has the ambition and the motivation to go further in his study not to hesitate for a moment to apply to UiS.