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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Apply now for spring courses 2020

9 September 2019 Application is now open for UNIS spring courses. The application deadline is 15 October 2019.

About cod, the climate, polar cod and benthic animals

6 September 2019 In July 1873 some nets were put out by whalers in Raudfjorden in Svalbard, to obtain food. They had expected to catch Arctic char, but ended up filling the nets with cod.

Buildings are sinking more than expected

28 August 2019 Researchers began measuring how much buildings in Svalbard are moving two years ago. Already they are seeing surprising results. We're sinking.

UNIS seeks new director

13 August 2019 UNIS is seeking a new managing director. Application deadline is 1 September 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)Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:30am
New permafrost boreholes drilled - yay! 🙂

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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