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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Welcome to Svalbardseminaret 2018

15 January 2018 The annual happening Svalbardseminaret (Svalbard Seminar Series) is organized by UNIS in collaboration with the Norwegian Polar Institute and the Governor of Svalbard. This year's seminar series starts on 16 January and offers lectures in polar history, research, and search and rescue in the Arctic.

Jan Christensen’s Endowment 2018

Top image: Students onboard R/V Helmer Hanssen. Photo: Fredrik Broms/Akvaplan-niva 12 January 2018 Jan Christensen’s endowment has a number of scholarships available to Norwegian students and researchers at UNIS. The scholarships are reserved for Norwegian students at Master and PhD level who are admitted to UNIS, and Norwegian researchers employed full-time or 20% (in adjunct […]

Geological investigation of high-Arctic fjord-valleys

11 January 2018 Graham Gilbert has studied fjord-valleys in the high Arctic and investigated sedimentary characteristics and permafrost development. Gilbert will defend his PhD thesis Wednesday 17 January at UNIS.

2017 in snapshots

5 January 2018 With these visual highlights from 2017 we would like to wish you all a great 2018. We look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary in October – stay tuned!
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Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

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