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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How to live a corona-adapted student life

2 April 2020 UNIS invite all current course students to an online meeting today, where issues such as tips on daily study routines and how to prepare for the exam period will be addressed.

Summer courses cancelled

27 March 2020 Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, UNIS has cancelled courses that were scheduled to start in the period 1 June – 10 July 2020.

Digital Education Resources

25 March 2020 UNIS has launched a webpage with digital educational resource tools for our staff members.

UNIS remains closed through 13 April 2020

24 March 2020 The Norwegian government decided this afternoon to extend the closure of all higher education institutions through 13 April 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.
The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)Mar 27, 2020 @ 2:09pm
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, UNIS has cancelled courses that were scheduled to start in the period 1 June – 10 July 2020.

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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