Simula Reseach Laboratory AS was established in 2001. Simula is organised as a limited company owned by the Norwegian Government.
Simula's main objectives are:
- Conduct basic and long-term research in the fields of communication systems, scientific computing, and software engineering.
- Promote the application of research in both private and public sectors.
- Educate students at the master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels in partnership with Norwegian universities.
Simula is organised as a limited company owned by the Ministry of Education and Research, and it is governed by a board of directors appointed by the owner. The board appoints a managing director, who in turn decides how Simula should operate on a day-to-day basis.