20 December 2017
We would like to wish all previous and future students, our collaborating partners, our neighbors in Longyearbyen, Barentsburg, Hornsund and Ny-Ålesund and all university people worldwide a merry Christmas and a happy new year! We look forward to 2018!
13 December 2017
From 2018, UNIS will be a part of the same merit system for teaching as the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bergen. This represents a new way of acknowledging quality in teaching and learning efforts.
12 December 2017
After a comprehensive mid-term evaluation, NOKUT (the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) has decided that CEMPE, bioCEED and MatRIC can continue as a Centres of Excellence in Education.
20 October 2017
13 students from the course AGF-214 Polar Ocean Climate recently spent a week on board RV Lance together with lecturers, researchers and technicians from UNIS. The research cruise was Lance’s last cruise before she was taken out of the Norwegian Polar Institute’s service.
28 September 2017
Around the coast of Svalbard we find many exciting animals in the sea. Few are as strange as the two fish you will meet here. Perhaps they are facing an uncertain future?
22 September 2017
Across the Arctic tundra increased plant productivity has been associated with the accelerating retreat of the Arctic sea ice, due to warmer climate. However, emerging studies document opposite effects, showing a more complex relationship between the shrinking sea ice and terrestrial plant growth.