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PhD Education at the University of Stavanger

The PhD education at UiS is divided into 11 PhD studies, each of which spans a wide range of diciplines. The studies are organized under 4 PhD programmes.

The PhD program is a three-year research education which you can apply for admission after completing a Master's degree. The education includes relevant courses equivalent to about six months of study, a dissertation based on independent research, participation in national and international research environments, relevant academic communication, a trial lecture and public defence.

Our PhD programmes

Guide for PhD Education

Coursework, FAQ and Industrial and Public Sector PhD

Download the PhD guide, read about Admission to the PhD program and Disputation

Research Schools at UiS

Public Defence at UiS

Qualification of new partitioning tracers

Mário Helder Lopes da Silva has developed a method for qualification of new partitioning tracers for use in Partitioning...

Doctoral degree on temperature variations i chalk reservoirs

Tijana Voake defended her PhD thesis 22 January, and is now ready for new challenges.

Modelling of CO2 injection in tight shale gas reservoirs

Dhruvit Berawala's PhD project deals with numerical modelling of shale gas production and CO2 injection in shale gas res...

Defended thesis on permeability and stress in compacting rocks

The purpose of Emanuela Kallesten's project is to understand how stress state and pore pressure affect the permeability ...

Jaspreet became Doctor digitally

With around 25 participants PhD candidate Jaspreet Singh Sachdeva defended his thesis in a video conference in Teams Mon...

Study of nano-scale interfacial forces

Shaghayegh Javadi can welcome the Christmas holidays as Doctor Javadi after defending her PhD thesis November 25th, 2019...

Doctoral degree on wettability estimation by oil adsorption

Samuel Erzuah defended his PhD thesis 24 September. Now he is moving back to Ghana as Dr. Erzuah.

CO2 mobility control with foam for enhanced oil recovery

With a thesis on a very topical theme, CCUS, Mohan Sharma graduated as the sixth PhD at the Centre.

How to make seawater smarter

In her PhD work, Remya Nair has investigated how "smart" salt water can increase oil recovery. 15 March she defended her...

Doctoral degree on modelling of EOR transport mechanisms

Oddbjørn Nødland was the fifth PhD candidate to graduate from The National IOR Centre of Norway.

Completing the «toolbox» for studying IOR/EOR effects

Auditorium E-164 was packed at the public defence of Mona Minde's doctoral degree.

Could Raman spectroscopy be applied to enhanced oil recovery?

On June 6th, Laura Borromeo defended her dissertation. Her thesis evaluates if Raman spectroscopy could be applied to en...

Study of nanomaterials for recovery of heavy crude oil

Kun Guo defended the degree philosophiae doctor 12 April. He is the second PhD student to graduate from The National IOR...

How to manage geological uncertainty with decision analysis

Aojie Hong was defending the degree philosophiae doctor Thursday, December 14th. He is the first PhD student to graduate...

How does the neighborhood affect your quality of life?

Ana Llopis Alvarez defended her thesis December 2nd. She has investigated how living conditions affect how well we are d...

14 recommendations for a successful disputation

A disputation, the public defence of a PhD candidate’s thesis, is a serious matter. How can you prepare as best as possi...

Adjudication of the thesis (PhD Programme in Social Sciences)

The evaluation committee’s mandate is to assess the thesis and issue a written reasoned recommendation to the Faculty wh...

Saving newborn lives through ventilation

Robert Moshiro defended his thesis on making births in low-income countries safer.

Digital disputation

Information about how to prepare for and conduct a digital disputation/public defence. These routines outlined here have...

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Contact persons at the Faculties

Contact a PhD coordinator
PhD programme in Social Science

Nadya Sandsmark

PhD programme in Science and Technology

Carolina E. Hara Nina Ingrid Horve Stava

PhD programme in Health and Medicine

Knut Sommerseth Lie

PhD programme in Educational Science and Humanities

Jeanette Rollheim Astrid Tofte Aasmundtveit

Faculty of Performing Arts

Elina Borg Björnström

Contact an Advisor
Research Departement

Marit Fosse Elisabeth Stray Gausel