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The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world's northernmost institution for higher education and research, located in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen at 78°N. UNIS offers high quality courses at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology.
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New light shed on the dayside Aurora

28.08.14

The dayside aurora is less studied and less well understood than the nightside counterpart.

In a doctoral thesis by UNIS PhD candidate Jeffrey Holmes further understanding of precipitating protons in the dayside aurora is revealed.

Holmes will defend his thesis on Friday 29 August at the University of Oslo.



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New record number of students

22.08.14

This afternoon the autumn semester at UNIS was officially opened by director Ole Arve Misund.

330 students from 42 countries will be taking courses at UNIS this semester.

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A thrill for drill!

03.07.14

Over the past couple of weeks, a lively gang of 25 students from nine countries have been studying the mysteries of the permafrost. Click on to see some photos from the International Permafrost Summer School course.

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