The most important activities at IME are research and research-based teaching. The research is linked to relevant areas for Norwegian industry and society, and is on an international level, that is forming the basis for high subject quality in teaching.

The Research Committee, chaired by Vice-Dean for research, is a strategic body for the development of faculty research.

Take a closer look at our ongoing projects and strategic research areas at the Faculty.

Fields of research covered by the departments:

PhD opportunities

The faculty have about 350 PhD candidates within its doctoral programmes. The Faculty offers 6 PhD programmes:

Qualifications and funding must be secured before a PhD study may commence. The studies are planned in co-operation with a subject supervisor. You are advised to get in touch with the supervisor whom you feel will be most relevant for your chosen area of study, or with the contact persons listed above at the departments and the faculty. PhD positions are announced in the vacancies.


Bjarne Emil Helvik
Vice Dean for Research
Bjarne E. Helvik
Jon Kummen
Head of Section
Jon Kummen
People in the Research Administration