University of Stavanger

The University of Stavanger (UiS) is located in Stavanger, Norway and has about 8,500 students and 1200 administration, faculty and service staff. It is organised in three faculties, including two national centres of expertise. It includes 107 professors, and more than 150 of the academic staff hold doctoral degrees. The university offers doctorates in Petroleum Technology, Offshore Technology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Special Needs Education, Literacy and Social Science (with specializations in Medicine and Health, Risk Management and Societal Safety, Management, Economics, Tourism, Sociology, Social Work and Culture & Society). Formerly known as Stavanger University College, the institution was finally granted full university status beginning January 1, 2005. It was opened by His Majesty King Harald V on January 17, 2005.

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Stavanger, Norway, Norway
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Are we overdoing aviation security?

The attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York on 11 September 2001 made a huge impression on the entire world. Not in our worst nightmares had we imagined that planes would be used as weapons in carrying out acts of terrorism.

dateDec 08, 2015 in Other
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Cold no curb on appetite

Living in a low temperature environment does not affect bacteria's appetite for hydrocarbons, according to recent research. This new knowledge could affect environmental risk assessment in the Arctic.

dateSep 11, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Cutting costs to the bone

A new and cheaper method for screening ancient bones to determine whether they contain DNA has been described in a PhD thesis by a conservator at the University of Stavanger's Archaeological Museum.

dateAug 15, 2013 in Archaeology & Fossils
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In harmony with faith

A clear connection between spiritual beliefs in a society and the music it creates has been claimed by researcher Jon Skarpeid at the University of Stavanger, based in part on his studies of Hinduism.

dateAug 02, 2013 in Social Sciences
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