News 2020

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
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

UPDATE 17 March: The Global Arctic Summer School is postponed until 2021.

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Jan
10
Jan
02

Jan Christensen’s Endowment 2020

2 January 2020

Jan Christensen’s endowment has a number of scholarships available to Norwegian students and researchers at UNIS.

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