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.
- ARCeX – Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration
- Arctic Safety Centre
- bioCEED – Centre for Excellence in Biology Education
- Birkeland Centre for Space Science
- Kjell Henriksen Observatory
- LYSEF – Longyearbyen Science and Education Forum
- SIOS – Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System
- The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research
- UNIS CO2 Lab
5 February 2016 Scientists from Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies have, together with architecture and landscape architecture students, studied Longyearbyen as a place and Svalbard as a territory.
UNIS Library has started a trail of the database Geofacets. Try it out! The trail lasts until Feb 23rd. Geofacets is a database with a large collection of maps extraced from geological publications. Geofacets also provides functionality to integrate georeferenced maps into other tools, like ArcGIS. Read more about Geofacets here. If you have any […]
2 February 2016 As of 1 February 2016, Dr. Frank Nilsen is acting Managing Director at UNIS. Dr. Frank Nilsen is professor in oceanography and comes from the position as departemental leader of the Arctic Geophysics department at UNIS. Nilsen is acting managing director until the UNIS board of directors appoints a permanent managing director.
Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama
Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre: