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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While we wait for the light – part 2

21 February 2020 While we wait for the light, not everything goes as we intended. Sometimes the world is simply not as we thought. And sometimes you are lucky and are in the right place at the right time without any plan behind it. This year's polar night cruise is a good example of this.

While we wait for the light – part 1

19 February 2020 While most of us at this time are waiting for the light to return, there are many animals and algae out there that thrive in the dark. For many of the marine organisms, the moonlight and mareel (morild) are more than enough to meet their primary needs - find a partner (or two) and food!

Svalbard’s geology live

18 February 2020 During 9 days in late January-early February, NRK has shown Hurtigruta on a slow-TV cruise; "Svalbard minute by minute". The actual journey was recorded in August 2019, but now NRK has added expert commentary lives from the studio. One of the experts is Professor Alvar Braathen at UiO and adjunct professor at UNIS, who has first-hand knowledge of Svalbard's geology.

Extended application deadline – Master and PhD courses spring 2020

9 February 2020 Would you like to study in Svalbard next spring? We have extended application deadline for some courses in Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology. Apply now – first come, first serve!  
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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 22, 2020 @ 2:28pm
There is a lot of activity up at our aurora observatory (KHO) this week. Calibration night on Thursday was a great success!
The Kjell Henriksen Observatory
The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
The Kjell Henriksen Observatory
Calibration night on Thursday was a great success!

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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