About UiS

The University of Stavanger is an innovative and international university. We constitute 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.

UiS by the numbers 2022



12 506

Completed doctoral degrees


PhD programmes


I envisage a university with students who are eternally inquiring, openly involved and have a thirst for knowledge and understanding.

This is UiS

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 Museum. UiS-EVU is the university's unit for continuing and further education.

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Our organisation

Our six faculties

Innovation and collaboration

Our strategy

Get to know our campus

Join rector Klaus Mohn and some of our students on a tour of the campus.