The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 9,200 students and 1,300 members of faculty, administration, and service staff. UiS is organized into three faculties, which comprise a total of 14 schools and departments as well as research centres and the Museum of Archaeology. Many of the externally financed research activities are performed in cooperation with International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS), which is partly owned by the university.
Stavanger University Hospital (SUS) is one of five trusts owned by The Western Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Vest). SUS employs 7,500 people and has a budget of approximately 5,6 billion kroner, making it the fourth largest hospital in Norway. SUS has four main tasks: patient care, research, education of health personnel, and patient training.
The International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS), is a research and innovation company established in 2006. The company has 210 employees and is owned by the University of Stavanger and the “Rogaland Research” foundation. The company consists of three research departments, IRIS Research-invest (Forskningsinvest), and related subsidiaries. R&D activities by IRIS embrace both contract research and basic research. Key research areas are in the energy, environment, and the society sectors. The goal is to help the community’s need for knowledge and idea development, and the industry’s need for innovative solutions.
Nofima is Europe’s largest institute for applied research within the fields of fisheries, aquaculture, and food. The institute has offices and R&D facilities in several locations in Norway, including Stavanger. Nofima has an annual turnover of about NOK 500 million and carries out internationally-recognized research and develops solutions that provide a competitive edge throughout the value chain.
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL – HAUGESUND) is a modern state institution of higher education with approximately 3,000 students and 280 employees. The institution offers studies of high quality, directed towards specific professions in society, and there is a great demand for graduates from our study programmes. The areas of commitment are teacher education, petrol maritime business activities, and health education.
Helse Fonna is part of Helse Vest, providing specialiszed services to a population of about 170,000. The activities of Helse Fonna hospitals include treatment of patients, research, education of health professionals, and education of patients and their families. Helse Fonna consists of Haugesund Hospital, Stord Hospital, Odda Hospitals, Valen hospital, and four community mental-health centers: Folgefonn DPS, DPS Haugaland, Karmøy DPS, and DPS Stord. Helse Fonna’s main office and administration is in Haugesund.
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) research enables people all over the world to tackle big, global challenges regarding the environment, sustainable development, improvement of human and animal health, renewable energy sources, food production, and land/resource management. NMBU’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of the planet. Our interdisciplinary research generates innovations in food, health, environmental protection, climate, and sustainable use of natural resources.
The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) was established on July 1, 2015 and is one of Norway’s largest research institutes. NIBIO is owned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and is a merger between the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute (NILF) and the Norwegian Forestry and Landscape Institute (Skog og landskap).