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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Available places on some autumn semester courses

10 May 2019 You still have the chance to study at UNIS this summer and autumn! We have some available spots for qualified applicants. Send us an e-mail today to apply!

Minister visit

6 May 2019 This weekend we had the pleasure of hosting our Minister of education and research, Ms. Iselin Nybø.

Funding for cross-disciplinary project in student active learning

29 April 2019 Last week, UNIS and BioCEED was granted funding of 4.7 million NOK to the project "Development, testing and evaluation of tools and assessment forms to enhance constructive alignment in field teaching".

Drones help reveal the secrets of glacier crevasses

26 April 2019 Many of the glaciers in Svalbard are heavily crevassed. A multidisciplinary research group is now using drones to create high-resolution maps of glacier surfaces to study how crevasses influence the rate of heat exchange with the atmosphere.
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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 23, 2019 @ 12:23pm
Another course, running in Svalbard in August–September, has been reopened for applications from Master/PhD students – check out the admission requirements and apply today!

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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