The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world’s northernmost higher education institution, located in Longyearbyen at 78º N. We provide research-based education of the next generation of Arctic experts in biology, geology, geophysics and technology.

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FAABulous fieldwork in Van Mijenfjorden

27 April 2017 The FAABulous project is having a two-week sea ice campaign in Van Mijenfjorden. The aim of the project is to get a better understanding of how Arctic algae blooms will respond to the severe environmental changes.

What happened to the glacier?

26 April 2017 Suspicious tracks have been observed in the area in front of Nordenskiöldbreen in Svalbard. Can glacier detective Lis Allaart solve the riddle?

Summer School Announcement 2017

24 April 2017 UNIS is one of the partners organizing the summer school "The Arctic Ocean and the marginal ice zone (MIZ). Interdisciplinary research, management practices and policy developments." Apply by 8 May 2017!

March for Science Longyearbyen: A big success!

22 April 2017 Today Longyearbyen marched for science. About 110 people gathered to march for science, not silence.
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Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre: