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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Deglaciation of the northern Svalbard margin

20 April 2018 Oscar Fransner has studied the role of different glacial / non-glacial sedimentary processes in shaping the glaciated continental margin of the northern Barents Sea. Fransner will defend his PhD thesis Friday 4 May at UNIS.

UNIS closed for Easter break

21 March 2017 UNIS is closed for Easter break 28 March–2 April.

Triassic development of the Norwegian Barents shelf

15 March 2018 Mark Mulrooney has studied the Triassic development of the Norwegian Barents shelf using case studies from the Hammerfest Basin (offshore) and Svalbard (onshore). Mulrooney will defend his PhD thesis Wednesday 21 March at the University of Oslo.

Autumn courses 2018 open for application

2 March 2018 Apply now for UNIS autumn semester courses! The application deadline is 15 April 2018.
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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)May 24, 2018 @ 3:20pm
You know that feeling when you finally complete something you have been working on for a long time? This picture describes it perfectly!

CONGRATS to UNIS guest master student Linda Williamsen who has successfully defended her master thesis in natural resource management. Well done!

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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