Spend a semester in Svalbard 78°N
UNIS is about more than just the classroom. Be prepared and get the most out of your semester in Longyearbyen.
Extended application deadlines
Would you like to study in Svalbard this autumn? We have extended application deadline for some courses in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Geology. Apply now – first come, first serve!
Extra podcast episode: large extinct marine reptiles on Svalbard
Why are there so many marine reptiles to be found on Svalbard? How old is the oldest ichthyosaur ever? And what in the world is a “krafse”?
With love for Svalbard
Cecilie H. von Quillfeldt’s love for the archipelago started in the mid-80s when she came as a student in marine biology. She has been hooked ever since. Almost forty years later, she still gets euphoric talking about Svalbard.
“Just one more sample!”
Janne Søreide is known for her constant search for innovative data collection methods and tireless work ethic. She effortlessly transitions from fieldwork to winning at Trappers trail to conducting lab experiments. As Janne turns fifty, we want to take this opportunity to honor our esteemed colleague.
Norwegian Centres for Excellence in education
bioCEED is one of Norway’s “Sentre for fremragende utdanning” (SFU) and has four major focus areas: Learning culture, innovative teaching, practical training and outreach. Students and teachers are working as partners, creating projects and developing the future of biology education in a comfortable learning environment for everyone.
iEarth is a part of the centre of excellence and is a student-focused and innovative learning environment that empowers tomorrow’s geoscience students to meet complex societal challenges.We are using active learning methods and address current issues in an integrated national geoscience education with a global perspective.
360° Virtual Field Guides
FieldPass are trying to improve how students can learn about fieldwork and how practical skills and general competences achieved through fieldwork can be assessed. One way to achieve this is through the use of Virtual Field Guides (VFG’s).
Iwin (Isfjorden weather information network)
Providing weather data from several stations in the area, the Isfjorden weather information network aims at improving our understanding of local atmospheric processes and ultimately weather forecasts for the region itself.