VISTA is a collaborative partnership between Statoil and the Norwegian Adademy of Science and Letters. VISTA's overall vision is to stimulate basic mathematical and scientific research related to the exploitation and management of Norway's petroleum resources.
VISTA supports at any time approximately 20 projects on PhD and Post Doc level, in addition to one VISTA professorship, within the research areas listed below. Close to NOK 20 million will be allocated to VISTA projects in 2015. Jan M. Nordbotten, professor of mathematics at the University of Bergen, is the current VISTA-professor.
The two VISTA scholars Sissel Slettemark Mundal and Lars Løseth tell their stories:
Produced and directed by Olav Høgetveit
VISTA's focus areas (2013):
Three new PhD's and three Post Docs have been granted VISTA funding from January 2015(06.03.2015) More
Tema for VISTA-dagen 18. november 2014:
Den frie forskningens betydning for industriell utvikling
- med vekt på norsk olje- og gassvirksomhet i et historisk perspektiv
This year's scholar meeting included introduction to the VISTA programme, workshop about presentation techniques as well as social gathering between scholars and the VISTA board.(11.07.2014) More
Based on the new strategy, VISTA has four new priority areas(11.07.2014) More
When we change the energy landscape towards a low carbon system, what will be the consequences for research, education and industry? Experts will approach this question from different angles through lectures and a concluding panel discussion during the VISTA-day on the 19th of November.(21.10.2013) More