Arctic Geology

Jun
05

World Environment Day

5 June 2020

Happy World Environment Day! UNIS/UiO/NCCS PhD candidate Peter Betlem is exploring Svalbard for carbon capture, utilization, and storage potential.

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May
27

UNIS Annual Report 2019

27 May 2020

In 2019, 743 students spent shorter or longer periods at UNIS, including both course students and guest master’s students. 50% of the students came from programmes of study at Norwegian universities, the rest from international universities.

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May
12

How to conduct field teaching with students scattered around the world?

12 May 2020

The pandemic stopped the field plans for the geology course AG-222 – but it did not stop the authentic exercise. The course teachers organised a virtual field excursion instead, which was conducted online over two days in Mid-April 2020.

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Mar
03

GoNorth is a “go”

3 March 2020

The GoNorth project, where UNIS is one of the partners, has received NOK 3 million from the Norwegian government to acquire more knowledge about the marine areas north of Svalbard.

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Feb
26

Apply for autumn courses 2020

26 February 2020

Apply now for UNIS autumn semester courses! The application deadline is 15 April 2020.

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Feb
24

New knowledge about sedimentary basins in Svalbard

24 February 2020

Aleksandra Smyrak-Sikora studied sedimentary basins from the Carboniferous and Triassic periods in Svalbard. She will defend her PhD thesis on 27 February at UNIS.

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Feb
18

Svalbard’s geology live

18 February 2020

During 9 days in late January-early February, NRK has shown Hurtigruta on a slow-TV cruise; “Svalbard minute by minute”. The actual journey was recorded in August 2019, but now NRK has added expert commentary lives from the studio. One of the experts is Professor Alvar Braathen at UiO and adjunct professor at UNIS, who has first-hand knowledge of Svalbard’s geology.

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Feb
07

UNIS launches permafrost course

7 February 2020

Through this summer course in Svalbard, students can learn about permafrost and how it relates to geotechnical challenges and geo-hazards.

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Jan
22

Summer/autumn courses 2020 open for application

21 January 2020

Apply now for our summer semester courses! The application deadline is 15 February 2020.

 

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The University Centre in Svalbard
Telephone: +47 79 02 33 00
Fax: +47 79 02 33 01
E-mail: post@unis.no / webmaster@unis.no
Address: P.O. Box 156 N-9171 Longyearbyen
Org. no. 985 204 454

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