Department of Science and Technology

In Faroese: Náttúruvísindadeildin a.k.a. NVD

The Department of Science and Technology

Address:

Vestarabryggja 15,
100  Tórshavn

Tel: +298 352550

Fax +298 352551

E-mail: nvd(at)setur.fo

Office hours:

Monday – Friday  9:00-12:00

About the Department of Science and Tecnology

Advances in modern society are to a large extent based on research and higher education in science and technology. As part of the strategic development plans for the University of the Faroe Islands, the Department of Science and Technology aims to promote the development of specific fields in geophysics, information technology and biology. This is why the Department launched its new bachelor’s degree programmes in 2008 and 2010, and brought in new scientists in order to advance the prioritized branches of science.

PhD projects are an important part of the plan, as they help young researchers hone their research skills. So far, resources have been allocated to one PhD project from the University’s government funding. Furthermore, oil companies licenced to prospect in Faroese territory have, to date, financed five PhD projects and one postdoctoral position at the Faculty of Science and Technology. 

The Department of Science and Technology is located at Nóatún 3 in west Tórshavn. The Faroe Marine Research Institute, the Centre of Maritime Studies and Engineering and the School of Education are our closest neighbours. By car you can access Nóatún from J.C Svabos gøta along Hornagøta, by foot, on a path from V.U. Hammershaimbsgøtu.


To the right you'll find links to the different bachelor's programmes at the Department of Science and Technology. Note that the information on these pages is not translated into English--other than the programme titles.