General Courses

UNIS offers four general courses. The History of Svalbard & The Stormy Sun and the Northern Lights are also open to the general public.

AS-301 Risk Assessment of Natural Arctic Hazards

This course appreciates the multidisciplinary and multifaceted nature of natural hazards in Arctic environments, with focus on Svalbard. In a rapidly changing Arctic that experiences increased population and touristic pressures, risk assessment of natural hazards threatening people’s lives and key infrastructure becomes essential.

See detailed course description for AS-301

Arctic Survival and Safety (AS-101)

This course is mandatory for all undergraduate students and students staying at UNIS for 6 months or more.
Note: This course cannot be applied for separately and is only offered to enrolled students at UNIS.

See detailed course description for AS-101

The History of Svalbard (SH-201)

This history course gives an introduction to the history of the Svalbard archipelago, and is open to all enrolled students and the Longyearbyen public.
Note: This course cannot be applied for separately – applications are submitted after the arrival at UNIS.

See detailed course description for SH-201

The Stormy Sun and the Northern Lights (AGF-216)

This course aims to provide a basic understanding of the Sun, Space Weather, including the Northern Lights and the processes in the Earth’s atmosphere. The course is open to all enrolled students and the Longyearbyen public.
Note: This course cannot be applied for separately – applications are submitted after the arrival at UNIS.

See detailed course description for AGF-216

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