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 closed for Easter break

21 March 2017 UNIS is closed for Easter break 28 March–2 April.

Triassic development of the Norwegian Barents shelf

15 March 2018 Mark Mulrooney has studied the Triassic development of the Norwegian Barents shelf using case studies from the Hammerfest Basin (offshore) and Svalbard (onshore). Mulrooney will defend his PhD thesis Wednesday 21 March at the University of Oslo.

Autumn courses 2018 open for application

2 March 2018 Apply now for UNIS autumn semester courses! The application deadline is 15 April 2018.

Summer/autumn courses 2018 open for application

23 January 2018 Apply now for our summer semester courses (and autumn semester courses in Arctic Geophysics)! Application deadline is 15 February 2018.  
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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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Action outside our office window: A hot air balloon just took off. Lucky passengers in this beautiful weather!

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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