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

Dean meeting at UNIS

23 August 2016 Deans and other leaders from the Norwegian mainland universities are participating in the annual dean meeting at UNIS from 22 until 24 August.

Spring courses open for application

17 August 2016 Apply now for UNIS spring semester courses! There are 44 courses on bachelor, master and PhD level that are open for application.

Summer 2016 report

16 August 2016 The high Arctic summer is almost to an end, and so are the UNIS summer courses. Here you get a glimpse of what students and staff have been up to over the past two months.

Birds on top of the world, with nowhere to go

19 July 2016 Climate change could make much of the Arctic unsuitable for millions of migratory birds that travel north to breed each year, according to a new international study published in Global Change Biology.

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre: