Welcome to Svalbardseminaret 2018

15 January 2018 The annual happening Svalbardseminaret (Svalbard Seminar Series) is organized by UNIS in collaboration with the Norwegian Polar Institute and the Governor of Svalbard. This year's seminar series starts on 16 January and offers lectures in polar history, research, and search and rescue in the Arctic.

Jan Christensen’s Endowment 2018

Top image: Students onboard R/V Helmer Hanssen. Photo: Fredrik Broms/Akvaplan-niva 12 January 2018 Jan Christensen’s endowment has a number of scholarships available to Norwegian students and researchers at UNIS. The scholarships are reserved for Norwegian students at Master and PhD level who are admitted to UNIS, and Norwegian researchers employed full-time or 20% (in adjunct […]

Geological investigation of high-Arctic fjord-valleys

11 January 2018 Graham Gilbert has studied fjord-valleys in the high Arctic and investigated sedimentary characteristics and permafrost development. Gilbert will defend his PhD thesis Wednesday 17 January at UNIS.

2017 in snapshots

5 January 2018 With these visual highlights from 2017 we would like to wish you all a great 2018. We look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary in October – stay tuned!

Merry Christmas from UNIS

20 December 2017 We would like to wish all previous and future students, our collaborating partners, our neighbors in Longyearbyen, Barentsburg, Hornsund and Ny-Ålesund and all university people worldwide a merry Christmas and a happy new year! We look forward to 2018!  

Green light for the Nansen Legacy

14 December 2017 The Norwegian Research Council has approved the research application for the Nansen Legacy (Arven etter Nansen). The first research cruise will take place from 19 July 2018 with the new research vessel "Kronprins Haakon".

New merit system for quality in teaching at UNIS

13 December 2017 From 2018, UNIS will be a part of the same merit system for teaching as the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bergen. This represents a new way of acknowledging quality in teaching and learning efforts.

BioCEED Centre of Excellence in Biology Education granted status of excellence for five new years

12 December 2017 After a comprehensive mid-term evaluation, NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) has decided that CEMPE, bioCEED and MatRIC can continue as a Centres of Excellence in Education.

Avoiding predatory journals

Article from the UNIS Library: Receiving offers from publishers and journals to publish papers is not always a good thing. Unfortunately there is an increasing number of fake publishers charging researchers a processing fee to publish in worthless journals. Here are some tips on how to avoid these journals. Tips Ask your colleagues if they […]

Learning Forum 2017

8 November 2017 In October, the fourth annual Learning Forum took place at UNIS. The Learning Forum is an event where the entire UNIS teaching staff can share and gain knowledge regarding research based education, course construction and development.
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