Faculty of Science and Technology - University of Stavanger


The University of Stavanger (UiS) 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 will have an innovative and international profile, and will be a driving force in knowledge development and in the process of societal change.

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

The Faculty of Science and Technology has over 2880 students and 200 employees. The faculty's curriculum focuses especially on engineering disciplines, while research activities are characterised by innovation and collaboration with industry and government.

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Facts and figures

Web https://www.uis.no/en/faculty-science-and-technology
Year Established 2005
Total Number of Staff 370
Number of Academic Staff 310
Number of Students 2880
Focus Areas

The Faculty of Science and Technology is divided into seven departments:

Department of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering

Department of Energy Resources

Department of Mathematics and Physics

Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

Department of Safety, Economics and Planning


Petroleum Science

Some of the research conducted at the Faculty of Science and Technology is at the very forefront of scientific achievement in its respective areas.

Situated in the "oil capital" of Norway, one of the world's largest oil exporters, the University of Stavanger is world-class when it comes to petroleum science. It also has strong research groups in the offshore technology field.

The petroleum industry is Norway's biggest source of income and plays an important role in world economy. We are proud to have Norway's largest research group studying petroleum economy.


Risk management

Risk management is also of crucial relevance to the oil and gas industry. Our university has been world-leading in this field for decades. Many of the research activities are organised within the Centre for risk management and societal safety (SEROS).

Risk management and societal safety research at the University of Stavanger.

Web link for international students https://www.uis.no/en/inbound
Fields of Study Offered Basic/broad, general programmes