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.

Latest news

Ellingsen to resign in December

10 July 2019 UNIS director Harald Ellingsen will resign his position in December.

UNIS Annual Report 2018

13 June 2019 In 2018 UNIS had 772 students from 43 nations. 51% were from Norwegian universities and 49% from international universities.

Available places on some autumn semester courses

10 May 2019 You still have the chance to study at UNIS this summer and autumn! We have some available spots for qualified applicants. Send us an e-mail today to apply!

Minister visit

6 May 2019 This weekend we had the pleasure of hosting our Minister of education and research, Ms. Iselin Nybø.

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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)Jul 14, 2019 @ 4:29pm
The Arctic Plant Ecology course AB326/AB826 are running this summer, and have just arrived back from an amazing field cruise along the west coast of Spitsbergen, investigating different plant communities, and how they are affected by climatic gradients, nutrient gradients, geology, colonization history and topography.😀

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

Live web camera from the roof of Svalbard Science Centre:

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