University of Stavanger

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The University of Stavanger was established in 2005. However, the academic roots of the University go further into the past. One of the subject fields dates back to 1912, while the width of the academic and research facilities progressed from 1970s to this day. The academic activity is organized in 3 faculties, the Museum of Archaeology and also includes two national centres of expertise. The University of Stavanger, Norway, has about 9000 students and 1200 administration, faculty and service staff.

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  • Girls have better motor skills than boys do

    Earlier studies have shown differences between boys' and girls' motor skills – usually to the girls' disadvantage. However, researchers have now made some different findings.
  • Your workout could be working against you

    In a Norwegian study, exercise made the participants lose less weight than expected. The reason may be increased physiological stress responses.
  • Your boss has felt cross-pressured for years

    Most employees sometimes feel they are torn between conflicting interests. As it turns out, the managers feel this pressure too – and they put up with it.
  • How to become a world-beater

    Interval training did not play a major part in the exercise regime of champion Norwegian runner Grete Waitz.
  • Popular package for learning

    Nursing students prefer e-compendia over both traditional learning aids and other electronic-supported solutions.
  • Life after death online

    Modern spiritualists have adopted the internet and are organising séances via Facebook. A couple of clicks is all it takes to contact a medium.
  • Fitness reporting scores a hit

    A newspaper series about three people pursuing a keep-fit programme prompted many readers to start exercising themselves.
  • Reading is good for your health

    People with poor reading skills are likely to be less healthy than those who read easily, according to recent research. Literacy skills are important for keeping in good shape.
  • 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.
  • 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 new study from the University of Stavanger’s Archaeological Museum.

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