Official visits

Apr
22

Royal visit

22 April 2015

HRH Crown Prince Haakon and HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited UNIS students out in the field yesterday on the Longyearbreen glacier. They also got a guided tour inside an ice cave inside the glacier.

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Nov
03

Prime Minister visit to UNIS

3 November 2014

On Sunday 2 November the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited UNIS. Together with Minister of Justice, Anders Anundsen and Minister of Health, Bent Høie, she got an orientation about the UNIS HSE work and some of our research areas.

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Jun
14

High level visit from India

14 June 2013

Wednesday the Indian and Norwegian foreign ministers visited UNIS where they met our four Indian PhD candidates. – It is important to further develop the collaboration between Indian and Norwegian universities, said Mr. Salman Khurshid, the foreign minister of India.

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May
29

IPCC chair visits UNIS

29 May 2013

Mr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, chairperson of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), visited UNIS on 28 May to learn more about our studies and research.

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Feb
05

H.M. Queen Sonja visited the KHO

5 February 2013

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway visited our auroral station, the Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO), on Friday 1 February. Together with the Governor of Svalbard she got an introduction to the aurora science performed at KHO.

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Sep
19

UNIS strengthens cooperation with Norwegian universities

19 September 2011

Today UNIS signed a new cooperation agreement with seven of the Norwegian mainland universities. Tora Aasland, the Minister of Research and Higher Education, was also present. – UNIS plays an important role for the mainland universities and Norway as a whole, said Minister Aasland.

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Sep
02

UN Secretary-General visits UNIS

2 September 2009

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, visited UNIS today after seeing for himself the melting ice in the waters north of Svalbard. – I am troubled and alarmed by what I have seen, he said while visiting UNIS.

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Jun
27

Royal IPY visit

27 June 2008

HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway led the way when he, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visited the Svalbard Science Center and UNIS today.

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Sep
03

UNIS and AWI sign cooperative agreement

3 September 2007

In connection with the visit of the Norwegian and German foreign ministers to Svalbard last week, UNIS and the German research organization Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in Polar sciences.

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