IRIS AS - International Research Institute of Stavanger - is a recognized research institute with high focus on applied research, equally owned by the University of Stavanger and the regional foundation Rogaland Research.
Rogaland Research was established in 1973, and because of a technical re-structuring of its ownership, IRIS was established in 2006.
The continuation of Rogaland Research's activities provides IRIS with a long and proud history right from the start. Research activities started in the area of social science, but quickly developed to include petroleum.
Today IRIS remains an independent research institute with research and research-related activities in petroleum, new energy, marine environment, biotechnology, social science and business development.