Coronavirus

Jun
16

Fieldwork in the time of corona

16 June 2020

Since the gradual reopening of UNIS, we have managed to carry out fieldwork for important research projects and projects that have time series measurements that are essential to maintain.

 

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May
14

Changing low pressure tracks in the high Arctic in winter

14 May 2020

Siiri Wickström has studied the regional changes in the atmospheric flow pattern in the high latitude North Atlantic and their impacts locally over Svalbard. The ongoing climate change is amplified at the high latitudes and Svalbard is a hotspot of warming, especially in the winters, Wickström concludes in her PhD thesis, which she will defend digitally on 19 May 2020.

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May
12

How to conduct field teaching with students scattered around the world?

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.

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Apr
29

UNIS cancels all courses in 2020

29 April 2020

The management at UNIS has carried out a thorough analysis of what “new” normal situation we can aim for this fall. An important element of this analysis has been safety. UNIS will make every effort to ensure that those already present at the institution can be here with minimal risk of Covid-19 infection. UNIS’s corporate social responsibility is also emphasized in this context.

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Apr
21

Internship and Covid-19

21 April 2020

Despite the Covid-19 situation, our five students in the bioCEED internship course have managed to continue their work for their clients – whether from their home “office” in Longyearbyen, in mainland Norway or in Australia.

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Apr
08

A different kind of spring in Svalbard

8 April 2020

I am proud of our students and staff who have in a short time reorganized their everyday life to adapt to the new situation we are in. Through joint efforts, we will reach the goal of this semester and together face the new challenges that will come, writes UNIS director Jøran Moen.

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Apr
07

UNIS will gradually open from 27 April 2020

7 April 2020

Universities will be opened to a small group of students and staff from 27 April, the Norwegian government announced today. This means that UNIS remains closed through 26 April and will gradually open for certain students, PhD and postdocs from Monday 27 April.

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Apr
02

How to live a corona-adapted student life

2 April 2020

UNIS invite all current course students to an online meeting tomorrow, where issues such as tips on daily study routines and how to prepare for the exam period will be addressed.

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Mar
27

Summer courses cancelled

27 March 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, UNIS has cancelled courses that were scheduled to start in the period 1 June – 10 July 2020.

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