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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Fate of copepods in a warming Arctic dependent on the algae season

14 November 2019 The duration of the productive season is crucial for the Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis to have higher success than its Atlantic sibling C. finmarchicus in a changing Arctic, concludes PhD candidate Maja Hatlebakk in her doctoral thesis. Hatlebakk will defend her thesis on Wednesday 20 November at UNIS.

Marine drones on Svalbard

11 November 2019 Mini-research ship lands safely in Longyearbyen after two month drift west of Svalbard.

Extended application deadline – Bachelor and Master/PhD courses spring 2020

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!  

Heavy rainfall events in Svalbard

23 October 2019 In a master's thesis recently completed at the University of Oslo and the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), Ola Aashamar has studied how well strong precipitation events at Svalbard are represented in the weather model AROME-Arctic.

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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)Nov 14, 2019 @ 12:01pm
Our PhD candidate Maja Hatlebakk will defend her doctoral thesis “New insights into Calanus glacialis and C. finmarchicus distributions, life histories and physiology in high-latitude seas”, on 20 November at 12:15.
Good luck Maja! 👍

Longyearbyen live – 360 degree panorama

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