The University of Stavanger (UiS) has about 10,700 students and 1,560 employees. The University is located in the third largest urban region in Norway, with a dynamic labor market and exciting cultural and leisure activities. We are the only Norwegian member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities. The university has high ambitions. We will be a driving force in the development of knowledge in the region, and an international research university with an emphasis on innovation. Together with our staff and students, we will challenge the well-known and explore the unknown.
Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology. The department offers study programs at all levels within the areas Biological Chemistry, Chemistry and Environment, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics. The department is responsible for all basic tuition in natural sciences at the faculty. Center for Organelle Research (CORE) is an integrated part of the department. There are currently 90 employees including doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, and 400 students at the department.