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.

Latest news

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.

March for Science 22 April at 2 PM

20 April 2017 On Saturday 22 April the March of Science will take place around the world. UNIS is hosting the Longyearbyen march, which will start at 2 PM outside the Svalbard Science Centre. All are welcome to join!

UNIS closed for Easter break

11 April 2017 UNIS is closed for Easter break 12–17 April.

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre: