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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UNIS during Easter 2019

12 April 2019 UNIS is closed for Easter break 17–22 April.

Gas hydrates in Svalbard

15 April 2019 The cold of Norway’s High Arctic may just be cold enough to push natural gas into a different phase; one where natural gas combines with a cage of water molecules to form a hydrate structure.

Here are our excellent teaching practitioners

8 April 2019 Pernille Bronken Eidesen (UNIS) and Christian Jørgensen (UiB) both receive the status of excellent teaching practitioners. Eidesen says it is a great honour to become an excellent teacher, and she feels a collegial responsibility.

Cold, but not cold enough!

22 March 2019 The frost smoke has been hovering above Adventfjorden the past few weeks, but still the fjord is without an ice cover. So what is the sea temperature now?
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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)Apr 16, 2019 @ 2:58pm
UNIS will be closed for Easter break from Wednesday 17 April through Monday 22 April. Normal operations ensue Tuesday 23 April.
HAPPY EASTER!

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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