UNIS Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
Health at UNIS: Main goal
"UNIS will ensure that all activity can be undertaken without danger of injury.
UNIS will encourage suitable health and safety procedures."
All students participating in UNIS courses must hand in a self declaration on his/her health condition.
A large part of UNIS’ activities includes field work which often takes place far from Longyearbyen and with limited access to medical assistance.
UNIS course participants have an obligation to report chronic conditions or other health related conditions, which could be of importance when it comes to accomplishing the most demanding field activities.
Below you will find a PDF of such a self declaration. We ask that all incoming students fill this out and hand it in when they arrive at UNIS.
Mental health care
Student life in Svalbard is full of exciting experiences and achievements. However, in Svalbard, as in other places, there can be moments when student life becomes challenging for you. Talking to someone can make problems easier to overcome.
If you need someone to talk to about these matters, please see below the list of useful contacts, both on campus and off campus.
UNIS students setting up a weathermast during an excursion. (Photo: Kjersti Lundmark Daae/UNIS).