The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world’s northernmost higher education institution, located in Longyearbyen at 78º N. We provide research-based education of the next generation of Arctic experts in biology, geology, geophysics and technology.

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Summer/autumn courses 2020 open for application

21 January 2020 Apply now for our summer semester courses! The application deadline is 15 February 2020.  

Ice in sight!

20 January 2020 We are on a polar night cruise and measurements we have taken show that both Isfjorden and Kongsfjorden are almost five degrees colder now in 2020 than it was at the same time in 2017, and the fjords are simply freezing around us!

Summer school 2020: Global Arctic

14 January 2020 UNIS is one of the partners in the interdisciplinary PhD and postdoc summer school "Global Arctic". Application deadline: 15 February 2020.
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The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

UNIS is the world’s northernmost higher education institution, located in Longyearbyen, at the High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard (78º 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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The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)Jan 24, 2020 @ 11:32am
UNIS offers the course The History of Svalbard
Afternoon course Monday-Friday in week 5 and 6.
The course is free of charge and open to everyone. Lectures will be held in English.
Course responsible: Historian Thor Bjørn Arlov.
First lecture: Monday 27 January 2020
Time and venue: 16:15–18:00, Lassegrotta, UNIS

UNIS students are given priority on excursions/guided visits.
No pre-registration necessary. More information: www.unis.no/SH-201

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