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 Annual Report 2017

7 June 2018 In 2017, 794 students from 45 nations spent shorter or longer periods at UNIS. This included both course students and guest master’s students. 50% of the students came from programmes of study at Norwegian universities.  

Extended application for autumn semester courses

4 June 2018 It is still possible to study at UNIS this autumn! We have some available spots for qualified applicants. Send us an e-mail today to apply!

Deglaciation of the northern Svalbard margin

20 April 2018 Oscar Fransner has studied the role of different glacial / non-glacial sedimentary processes in shaping the glaciated continental margin of the northern Barents Sea. Fransner will defend his PhD thesis Friday 4 May at UNIS.

UNIS closed for Easter break

21 March 2017 UNIS is closed for Easter break 28 March–2 April.
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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)Jun 18, 2018 @ 2:10pm
Studerer du biologi? Drømmer du om Svalbard? Sjekk ut sommer- og høstkursene våre med forlenget søknadsfrist: https://www.unis.no/extended-application-for-autumn-semester-courses/

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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