Simula Research Laboratory AS was established in 2001, and is organised as a limited company owned by the Ministry of Education and Research. It is governed by a board of directors appointed by the owner. The board appoints a managing director, whom in turn decides how Simula should operate on a daily basis.

Simula's main objectives are: 

 - To conduct basic and long-term research in the fields of communication systems, scientific computing, and software engineering.

 - To promote the application of research in both private and public sectors.

 - To educate students at the master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels in partnership with Norwegian universities. 

Organisational structure

Organisation chart, Simula