About us

We carry out research on solutions that will help bring about the «green shift» in industry and public administration.

Topics at the Faculty cover process industry, including robotics and automation; geomatics, including satellite and terrestrial sensors; and environmental technology that promotes a modern social infrastructure and renewable energy.

We also carry out research in mathematics and teacher training for sustainable development.

The Faculty works in close collaboration with the industry sector and public administration, educating professional problem solvers who will help solve social challenges on a national and global level.

Immersion in technology
If you want to study how to use modern, eco-friendly technology, this is the place for you.

The department has updated IT facilities and teaching and research laboratories, and we help students carry out innovative projects in collaboration with the department’s community of experts.

Many career paths for students

Engineering (5-year master’s degree in technology)

    • Construction and architecture
    • Geomatics
    • Industrial economics
    • Mechanics, process engineering, and product development
    • Environmental physics and renewable energy
    • Water and environmental technology
  • Science teacher education
  • Bachelor studies
    • Energy and environmental physics
    • Geomatics
  • 2-year master’s degree in environmental physics


Department Head of department
Department of Educational Science Hans Erik Lefdal
Department of Mathematics John Wyller
Department of Building- and Enviromental Technology

Leif Daniel Houck
Department of Geomatics Ivar Maalen-Johansen
Department of Data Science Hans Ekkehard Plesser
Department of Mechanical engineering and technology management Odd Ivar Lekang
Department of Physics Espen Olsen

Researching a sustainable society
Our researchers develop technological solutions to meet national and global challenges relating to the environment and natural resources.

Research is carried out in the following areas:

o    Engineering for an eco-friendly future
o    Safe, pure, and efficient sources of energy
o    Value adding in biological resources
o    Environmental monitoring and the modelling of technological and biological systems
o    Climate change: causes, consequences, and adjustments
o    Research related to teaching sustainable development

Published 20. April 2015 - 10:59 - Updated 8. September 2022 - 14:50