12 May 2020
The pandemic stopped the field plans for the geology course AG-222 – but it did not stop the authentic exercise. The course teachers organised a virtual field excursion instead, which was conducted online over two days in Mid-April 2020.
24 February 2020
Aleksandra Smyrak-Sikora studied sedimentary basins from the Carboniferous and Triassic periods in Svalbard. She will defend her PhD thesis on 27 February at UNIS.
18 February 2020
During 9 days in late January-early February, NRK has shown Hurtigruta on a slow-TV cruise; “Svalbard minute by minute”. The actual journey was recorded in August 2019, but now NRK has added expert commentary lives from the studio. One of the experts is Professor Alvar Braathen at UiO and adjunct professor at UNIS, who has first-hand knowledge of Svalbard’s geology.