Student Life

Jun
07

Glacier detective Lis is the winner!

7 June 2017

Lis Allaart is this year’s winner of geoforskning.no dissemination competition with her contribution as “glacier detective”. The winning contribution, “What happened to the glacier?”, is based on the master’s thesis she completed at UNIS in 2016.

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May
19

Cruising in Svalbard: A student perspective

19 May 2017

For the second time in a mere two months, UNIS students were able to join a FAABulous and IMOS research cruise across Isfjorden and towards Van Mijenfjorden on the coast guard vessel KV Svalbard. Read their account here.

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May
09

Field trip with atmospheric pollution students

9 May 2017

The students in the UNIS atmospheric pollution course went on field trips to measure the impact of black carbon on the snow albedo. With the scooter season coming to an end, this was probably one of the last UNIS field excursions by scooter. Despite challenging driving conditions, all the sampling destinations were reached safe and dry so that we could take these amazing pictures!

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Apr
26

What happened to the glacier?

26 April 2017

Suspicious tracks have been observed in the area in front of Nordenskiöldbreen in Svalbard. Can glacier detective Lis Allaart solve the riddle?

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Dec
29

2016 in snapshots

29 December 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we would like to share some glimpses of fieldwork and student life from the past year with you. We wish you a wonderful 2017!

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Aug
16

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.

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Feb
26

Student blogs at 78° North

26 February 2016

Curious about how student life is at UNIS? Get educated by reading the student blogs by Arctic Biology students Alexandra and Martine!

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Jan
22

Safety course for new students

22 January 2016

Last week, all new UNIS students participated in the AS-101 Arctic Survival and Safety Course. Five days of theoretical and practical training in first aid, polar bear protection, navigation, setting up an emergency camp, and safe travel on sea ice and glaciers (including taking a bath in freezing water, wearing a snowmobile suit) were followed by a day on the glacier Longyearbreen putting all new knowledge to use.

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Jan
11

Meet our new students

11 January 2016

The UNIS spring semester 2016 was officially kicked-off today. In between information lessons, we managed to interview briefly a few of our new students before they rushed off to the safety course.

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