News 2020

Feb
21

While we wait for the light – part 2

21 February 2020

While we wait for the light, not everything goes as we intended. Sometimes the world is simply not as we thought. And sometimes you are lucky and are in the right place at the right time without any plan behind it. This year’s polar night cruise is a good example of this.

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Feb
19

While we wait for the light – part 1

19 February 2020

While most of us at this time are waiting for the light to return, there are many animals and algae out there that thrive in the dark. For many of the marine organisms, the moonlight and mareel (morild) are more than enough to meet their primary needs – find a partner (or two) and food!

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Feb
18

Svalbard’s geology live

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.

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Feb
09

Extended application deadline – Master and PhD courses spring 2020

9 February 2020

Would you like 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!

 

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Feb
07

UNIS launches permafrost course

7 February 2020

Through this summer course in Svalbard, students can learn about permafrost and how it relates to geotechnical challenges and geo-hazards.

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Feb
04

The Svalbard Treaty 100 years

4 February 2020

On 9 February, it is 100 years since Count Wedel Jarlsberg signed the Svalbard Treaty on behalf of Norway. The Governor of Svalbard, Svalbard Museum and UNIS marks the 100th anniversary with a seminar, cake and men’s choir singing.

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Jan
22

Summer/autumn courses 2020 open for application

21 January 2020

Apply now for our summer semester courses! The application deadline is 15 February 2020.

 

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Jan
20

Ice in sight!

20 January 2020

We are on a polar night cruise and measurements we have taken show that both Isfjorden and Kongsfjorden are almost five degrees colder now in 2020 than it was at the same time in 2017, and the fjords are simply freezing around us!

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Jan
14

Summer school 2020: Global Arctic

14 January 2020

UNIS is one of the partners in the interdisciplinary PhD and postdoc summer school “Global Arctic”. Application deadline: 15 February 2020.

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