University of Stavanger

Norway European Consortium of Innovative Universities Stavanger
University of Stavanger
Universitetet i Stavanger (UiS) University of Stavanger emblem.png
RectorKlaus Mohn
Administrative staff
AffiliationsEUA European Consortium of Innovative Universities
University of Stavanger western entrance

The University of Stavanger (Universitetet i Stavanger) is a university located in Stavanger, Norway. UiS was established in 2005 when the former Høgskolen i Stavanger (HiS) received university status. It had about 11,000 students and 1,370 administration, faculty and service staff in 2017.[1] It is organised in three faculties, including two national centres of expertise and the Museum of Archaeology. The university has a main campus located in the neighborhood of Ullandhaug.[2][3][4]

The University of Stavanger is currently the third highest ranked in Norway in terms of research publications per member of scientific staff.[5] The university became a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) in October 2012.

The university offers doctorates in: Literacy; Risk Management and Societal Safety; Educational Sciences; Health and Medicine; Management, Economics and Tourism; Sociology, Social Work and Culture & Society; Chemistry and Biological Science; Offshore Technology; Petroleum Technology; Risk Management and Societal Safety- Technical/Scientific Approach; and Information Technology, Mathematics, and Physics.[6]

Faculty of Arts and Education

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Science and Technology

Notable people



  1. ^ Om UiS Archived 2017-08-27 at the Wayback Machine Universitetet i Stavanger
  2. ^ Tor Ivar Hansen. "Universitetet i Stavanger". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Geir Thorsnæs. "Ullandhaug". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Campus Ullandhaug". University of Stavanger. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  5. ^ Eva Tønnessen. "Norske forskere publiserer mer". Khrono. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  6. ^ PhD Studies, University of Stavanger. Retrieved 5 April 2018.