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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Svalbard at the centre of a giant rocket project

22 February 2019 UNIS and UiO want to find answers to a number of questions related to the energy transport through the polar atmosphere. In a giant research project, the “Grand Challenge Initiative – Cusp” (GCI-Cusp) with twelve rocket launches, researchers aim to solve some of the puzzles.

Better avalanche warnings in and around Longyearbyen

12 February 2019 UNIS, in collaboration with Telenor Svalbard, has launched a pilot project to improve avalanche warnings in and around Longyearbyen.  

New climate report: Svalbard could become 10°C warmer

5 Februray 2019 In a new climate report released at UNIS last night, scientists predict that Svalbard, in a worst case scenario, could be become 10°C warmer by year 2100.

Summer/autumn courses 2019 open for application

25 January 2019 Apply now for our summer semester courses! The application deadline is 15 February 2019.  
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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)Feb 20, 2019 @ 3:52pm
Congratulations, Doctor Ylva!
Our PhD student Ylva Ericson successfully defended her thesis in chemical oceanography today – here she is with the committee and supervisors, from left:
Dr. Sara Jutterström, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute; Marius Jonassen, UNIS; Frank Nilsen, UNIS; Ylva Ericson; Eva Falck, UNIS/UiB; Lisa Miller, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.
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Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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