The University of Stavanger (Universitetet i Stavanger) is a university located in Stavanger, Norway, established in 2005 when the former Høgskolen i Stavanger (HiS) received university status. It has around 11,000 students and 1,370 administration, faculty and service staff. It is organised in six faculties, comprising a total of 13 departments/schools and two National Research Centres, as well as the Museum of Archaeology. The university has a main campus located in the neighbourhood of Ullandhaug. 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.
The University of Stavanger became a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) in October 2012. In 2018, the university was the third highest ranked in Norway in terms of research publications per member of scientific staff.