University of Stavanger

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The 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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  • Making bad worse for expectant mothers

    Some Norwegian women with birth anxiety face additional trauma in their meeting with the country’s health service, according to new research.
  • Playing the part of country singer

    Female country musicians have to fit into a very conservative tradition for both lyrics and looks, to succeed in the music business.
  • Addiction - a growing menace

    Addiction is on the rise in Europe. An increasing number of young people are unable to control their use of drugs, alcohol, sex, computer games, technology, shopping, dieting or exercise.
  • Making a game of research

    Tablet computers are being adopted by behavioural scientists as a more efficient way to get information from young children.
  • Carrot but no stick for a healthy child

    Obesity among children has long been a rising problem in large parts of the world. Strict rules can make them less healthy.
  • Sitting it out

    Youngsters in Norway today are not as fit as earlier generations, and even the best perform less well. Researchers now warn that a wave of inactivity could have a major long-term health impact.
  • Weighing up the causes of obesity

    Stress can make you fat – and being obese can create stress. A new hypothesis seeks to explain how.
  • Differing dangers at sea

    The probability of being killed at work is 25 times higher for a coastal fisherman than for an offshore worker. Seafarers also run a high risk of accidents.
  • Creating safer surgery

    Surgical procedures save and improve lives worldwide, but the figures on serious complications and deaths are high. The numbers can be reduced.
  • Coming to terms with terror

    Norwegians are still in a state of shock. How will the terrorist attacks on July 22 change the country?

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