Getting on the Internet

Below are some points you need to read before getting in touch with the Web Editor.

The University of Stavanger has three internet sites meant for outside readers ( in Norwegian and English, Senter for atferdsforskning and Lesesenteret) and two internal sites, and

Currently, it is not an issue to start working on new internet sites at the university, and this means that new research groups, centres, projects and so on, have to be in the existing framework.

The frontpage is our most important channel to reach our target groups, and we are very much aware of what content to put on this page.

Corporate identity
The corporate identity of the university also applies on the internet. This means that the use of different colours is limited, also pictures must be in accordance with the corporate identity. You can read more about that here: (in Norwegian).

We want to be a user friendly and well structured site, which invites our readers to stay, and return.

Our aim is to be up to date, and have useful information to specified target groups.

We want our readers to find something new at each visit to our site.

The main language on is Norwegian. However, we do have a smaller version in English of our site, which we encourage people to use when the target groups are not exclusively Norwegian speaking. It is very important that there is a short version of content in Norwegian, with a link to main content on English site. That way the content will show if searched after in Norwegian as well. Please also keep in mind that the Norwegian site is for Norwegian texts (and English site is for texts in English). Mixing languages in attached files, quotations or calender events which is not translated, is bad for communication.

Publishing courses and routines
To contribute on our web site, you need to attend a course in our cms-system, CorePublish, first. can be contacted if you wish to attend.

When you save a document in the system, the web editor reads it and publishes it on the internet. At the time being, there are four people maintaining this function, enduring that the documents are published relatively fast after being saved. The reason for these routines are that we wish to make sure that the content is proof read, placed in the right category, and does not contain errors. However, we do not censor content.  

The editor in chief is Director for Strategy and Communication, Anne Selnes, web editor is Hildegard Nortvedt.

The IT-department is responsible for support regarding CorePublish. Contact them at or telephone 31580.

Getting started
Before thinking about menus, sub menus and structure, here are a few points to consider:

  • Who is the target group for your information, and why do you want to share this?
  • Where is the natural place for your content?
  • What do you want to tell?
  • Do you or your department have the capacity to update and maintain the web site? Your unit (group, centre, faculty, institute) is responsible for updating and renewing the content. There are time consuming tasks and it shows very well if the content is outdated. No one likes to find “news” from 2006.
  • The template “bannerartikkel” is your opportunity to market your content everywhere on the site, use the random folder and it pops up all over the site!
  • Lists, whether over employees, projects or events, MUST be updated, we recommend that you rather use the employee catalogue and calendar that is already in the system. , or

Please let us know if you need assistance on how to make better texts, how to use pictures and other communication related issues.

Research on
According to a statement from our University Director Per Ramvi, the internet site is the channel for profiling study programmes, research activity, dissemination of research results and all forms of cooperation. In the event that new organisations or institutions is to be part of the university, there might be a gradual transition to the implementation of the university’s corporate identity and profiling on the university internet site.

Any centre in between IRIS and UiS is to have their web site within the university (and IRIS when natural). If the university is part of a project or centre or similar with other higher education or research institutions, the university logo, name and an internet link to is required as a minimum.

Some centres and research programmes at UiS have their own internet site, such as CORE. To get specialised sites like this, the first kriteria is that the centre/research programme has capasity to update and develop the site within the centre/research programme. If you have questions regarding this, contact web editor

 The advantages of placing research related information on the uis web site is (among other things):

  • Higher visibility on the internet. This makes it easier to get attention from society at large and media in particular
  • Taking advantage of the most natural channel of information for all activity related to the University of Stavanger
  • Taking advantage of the university brand and consistency of the corporate identity
  • Using a web site optimized for search engines which again means more visibility
  • The possibility of using professional communications advisers to help you get your message out and maintain information
  • The possibility to take part in and influence the further development of Norway’s best university web site ( 2007)

Please contact web editor if you have questions.

Sist oppdatert av Hildegard Nortvedt (18.11.2010)

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