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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Dialogue Café: Communication between science and Longyearbyen local community

3 December 2018 On Thursday 6 December we invite the public to an open dialogue café where scientists and local actors discuss societal challenges and possibilities in the ongoing climate change. The dialogue café will take place in “Møysalen” at UNIS 15:30–18:00.

Holocene glacier history of Svalbard: Retracing the style of (de-)glaciation

27 November 2018 UNIS PhD candidate Wesley Farnsworth has studied the Holocene glacial history of Svalbard through detailed mapping and compiling a mosaic of data from terrestrial, marine and lacustrine sedimentary archives. Farnsworth will defend his doctoral thesis on 6 December at the University Centre in Svalbard, UNIS.

Understanding better fundamental mechanisms of rock fracture by blasting

14 November 2018 UNIS PhD candidate Liyuan Chi has investigated the shock compression of rock in the vicinity of an exploding charge and rock fracturing on a free surface parallel to the blast hole. Chi will defend his PhD thesis at NTNU on Wednesday 21 November at 13:15.

Extended application deadline – Bachelor and Master/PhD courses spring 2019

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!  

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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 13, 2018 @ 5:12pm
Two PhD positions available with the Nansen Legacy project / Arven etter Nansen: The PhDs in ecotoxicology/marine ecology will address aspects of pollution accumulation and exposure to contaminants in the Arctic marine food web in light of climate change and seasonality.
Application deadline for both positions: 1 February 2019

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Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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