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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Funding for extra positions within renewable energy

The Ministry of Education and Research has allocated funds for two new PhD positions within renewable energy at UNIS. – This allows us to build up a new scientific field in the Arctic Technology department, says UNIS director Harald Ellingsen.

Extended application deadline – Bachelor and Master/PhD courses spring 2020

8 November 2018 Would you like to study in Svalbard next spring? We have extended application deadline for some courses in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geophysics, and Arctic Technology. Apply now – first come, first serve!  

Fate of copepods in a warming Arctic dependent on the algae season

14 November 2019 The duration of the productive season is crucial for the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis to have higher success than its Atlantic sibling C. finmarchicus in a changing Arctic, concludes PhD candidate Maja Hatlebakk in her doctoral thesis. Hatlebakk will defend her thesis on Wednesday 20 November at UNIS.

Marine drones on Svalbard

11 November 2019 Mini-research ship lands safely in Longyearbyen after two month drift west of Svalbard.

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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)Dec 10, 2019 @ 12:03pm
THE ROCKET IS LAUNCHED! Today the second rocket in the GCI campaign was launched from Ny-Ålesund. Here is a timelapse video of the tracer gases released by the rocket in the atmosphere above Svalbard. Video made by Eiscat:
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Eiscat Svalbard Radar
Today at 10.30LT, the CHI rocket was launched from Ny-Ålesund, and it deployed eight barium/strontium tracer clouds, here seen form Eiscat Svalbard Radar. Timelapse video: Martin Langteigen, Eiscat Svalbard Radar

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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