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The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world's northernmost institution for higher education and research, located in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen at 78°N. UNIS offers high quality courses at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology.
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A thrill for drill!

03.07.14

 

Over the past couple of weeks, a lively gang of 25 students from nine countries have been studying the mysteries of the permafrost.

Click on to see some photos from the International Permafrost Summer School course.



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Reduced sea ice area also in winter

12.06.14

During the last decades warmer Atlantic water has caused a retreat of the ice edge north of Svalbard. In contrast to other areas of the Arctic Ocean, the largest ice loss north of Svalbard occurred during winter, shows new research by University of Bergen and UNIS.

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UNIS Annual Report 2013

02.06.14

In 2013, a total of 497 students from 36 countries took courses at UNIS (53 % women, 47 % men), an increase of 30 students compared to 2012. 52 Master's students worked on UNIS-related Master's theses during the year. A new strategic plan for 2014 – 2020 has been adopted in order to further develop UNIS.

Read the annual report here (Pdf)




 

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