About the University of Stavanger

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.

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Study programmes

Bachelor's programmes 34 Master's programmes 60 PhD programmes 5



Priority areas

Green transition Energy Health and welfare Learning for life An open university A good learning and working environment

PhD candidates


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

The University of Stavanger (UiS) on the South West Coast of Norway is situated in the most attractive region in the country, with some 300,000 inhabitants.

In constant collaboration and dialogue with our surroundings, regionally, nationally and internationally, we enjoy an open and creative climate for education, research, innovation, dissemination and museum activities.

UiS has an innovative and international profile, and is a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change.

Stavanger is the oil and energy capital of Norway with a dynamic job market and exciting culture- and leisure activities on offer. The interplay between the university and society and business is rich and diverse.

Academic life at the University of Stavanger is organised into six faculties comprising various departments/schools and National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. The university also has a unit for lifelong learning.

Many of the externally financed research activities are performed in cooperation with our research institute - NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS.

Several other research centres are organised as consortiums of the University of Stavanger, NORCE and other partners.

Validé is our tool for commercialisation of research ideas. The Stavanger Innovation Park (Ipark) is also located on campus, running incubator activities and helping new enterprises start up.

Two organisations, SiS and StOr (the student union), take care of the students’ welfare and rights.