13 December 2016
Silje Eriksen Holmen has investigated temperatures in the middle atmosphere (the mesosphere) over Longyearbyen and Tromsø and has found that temperature varies periodically according to atmospheric wind patterns and waves. Holmen will defend her PhD thesis at UNIS on 19 December 2016.
9 December 2016
Meroplankton are important in Arctic marine environment, but their dynamics and ecological role in marine coastal ecosystems are poorly understood. Eike Stübner has investigated these benthic invertebrate larvae and her research shed some light on the function of meroplankton in the Arctic. Stübner will defend her PhD thesis at UNIS on 14 December.
1 December 2016
The International Permafrost Association (IPA) and The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) are pleased to announce that the IPA Secretariat will be officially located and hosted at UNIS from 1 December 2016 until 2020.
11 November 2016
Want to study in Svalbard next spring? We have extended application deadline for some courses in Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology. Apply now – first come, first serve!
8 November 2016
The Governor has decided to uphold the evacuation until further notice. The Governor and experts will evaluate the situation again tomorrow Wednesday 9 November. All evacuated UNIS students will stay in temporary housing until the evacuation is lifted.