Náttúruvísindadeildin - Faculty of Science and Technology

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Náttúruvísindadeildin (NVD) heldur til í Sjóvinnuhúsinum á Vestaru bryggju 15 í Tórshavn.

NVD fremur útbúgving og gransking í lívfrøði, havfrøði, verkfrøði, KT og dátuvísindum, og deildin veitir útbúgving á bachelor- og masterstigi. 

Granskingin á NVD er rótfest á fýra granskingar- og undirvísingarøkjum (lívfrøði, støddfrøði, verkfrøði og KT-verkfrøði) og í einum granskingardepli (Depilin fyri staðsetingarfrøði). Okkara dygarbesta gransking kastar av sær nýskapandi og tvørfaklig samstørv, har serfrøðingar í bæði almenna og privata geiranum taka lut. Granskingarúrslit verða útgivin m.a. í virdum altjóða tíðarritum – sí t.d. yvirlitið her. Vísindafólk á Náttúruvísindadeildini eru eisini virkin á altjóða ráðstevnum.

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 Faculty of Science and Technology aims to promote the development of specific fields in algorithms and mathematics, artificial intelligence, cyber security, data sciences, energy engineering, geophysics, geospatial engineering, marine microbial ecology, molecular biology, molecular life sciences, oceanography, and wireless communication networks.

Our cutting-edge research inspires innovative cross-disciplinary collaborations with a diverse range of partners and specialists across industry, commerce, private sectors, and in public bodies.

Large demand from the industry and increased attention from foundations have boosted the growth of external research funds including PhD projects in the Faculty of Science and Technology very recently.

Our research is organised in three research and education sections (Biology, Engineering, and Software Engineering) and one research centre (Geospatial Centre of the Faroe Islands).

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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