News 2018

Oct
24

Celebrating 25 years

24 October 2018

UNIS celebrated its 25th anniversary over two days with students, staff and distinguished guests.  Minister of education and integration, Jan Tore Sanner, said UNIS the last 25 years has laid a solid foundation for further development of world-class research and education.

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Oct
24

Anniversary Photo Competition

24 October 2018

This spring, we announced a photo competition for our students as part of the celebration of UNIS’ 25th anniversary. We got an impressive 180 entries in total, spread in the three categories fieldwork, nature and social life.

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Sep
18

Stories from Rijpfjorden 2: A time witness from a bygone era

18 September 2018

Rijpfjorden not only holds a very special place in the story of how the weather station Haudegen housed the last armed German soldiers towards the end of World War II. It is also home to a much older and equally important story – a story that stretches several thousand years back in time and has not yet been really told. This is a story told by the “cod lake” (Torskevatnet).

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Sep
13

Stories from Rijpfjorden 1: A unique place of great importance to our understanding of the Arctic

13 September 2018

Rijpfjorden is a unique place. On 4 September 1945, the last armed German soldiers in Europe surrendered there. 6000 years ago, blue mussels grew on the shore, and in the 1990s cod was caught in a lake that has since been called the “cod lake”. And since 2006 we have used Rijpfjorden as a large and natural climate laboratory.

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Sep
11

Increased focus on leadership within education and research

11 September 2018

UNIS increases the focus on leadership within education and research. Professor Hanne Hvidtfeldt Christiansen is appointed Vice Dean of Education and Professor Børge Damsgård is appointed Vice Dean of Research. These two new positions will enable UNIS to be more assertive in our two core functions in the future.

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Sep
05

Apply now for spring courses 2019

5 September 2018

Application is now open for UNIS spring courses. The application deadline is 15 October 2018.

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Aug
09

Queen Sonja presented a personal Royal gift

9 August 2018

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja visited UNIS today and presented their anniversary gift to UNIS: A graphic print made by Queen Sonja entitled “Ice cave”.

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Aug
08

Royal visit to UNIS

8 August 2018

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway will visit the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS) on Thursday 9 August 2018 in connection with the 25th anniversary of UNIS.

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Jul
09

First record of the hydrozoan Sympagohydra tuuli in Svalbard sea ice

9 July 2018

We don’t know much about the tiny algae and animals living inside sea ice. Microscopic sea ice animals are rarely identified to species level because many of these tiny critters are larvae of pelagic and benthic species and look completely different from the adults. We simply don’t recognise them.

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