Press Releases

Jun
04

Avalanche accident report published

4 June 2020

In February this year there was a tragic avalanche accident on Fridtjovbreen, where two people perished. Now the accident report has been published, penned by the Arctic Safety Centre at UNIS.

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May
27

UNIS Annual Report 2019

27 May 2020

In 2019, 743 students spent shorter or longer periods at UNIS, including both course students and guest master’s students. 50% of the students came from programmes of study at Norwegian universities, the rest from international universities.

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May
14

Changing low pressure tracks in the high Arctic in winter

14 May 2020

Siiri Wickström has studied the regional changes in the atmospheric flow pattern in the high latitude North Atlantic and their impacts locally over Svalbard. The ongoing climate change is amplified at the high latitudes and Svalbard is a hotspot of warming, especially in the winters, Wickström concludes in her PhD thesis, which she will defend digitally on 19 May 2020.

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Apr
29

UNIS cancels all courses in 2020

29 April 2020

The management at UNIS has carried out a thorough analysis of what “new” normal situation we can aim for this fall. An important element of this analysis has been safety. UNIS will make every effort to ensure that those already present at the institution can be here with minimal risk of Covid-19 infection. UNIS’s corporate social responsibility is also emphasized in this context.

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Apr
07

UNIS will gradually open from 27 April 2020

7 April 2020

Universities will be opened to a small group of students and staff from 27 April, the Norwegian government announced today. This means that UNIS remains closed through 26 April and will gradually open for certain students, PhD and postdocs from Monday 27 April.

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Mar
27

Summer courses cancelled

27 March 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, UNIS has cancelled courses that were scheduled to start in the period 1 June – 10 July 2020.

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Mar
24

UNIS remains closed through 13 April 2020

24 March 2020

The Norwegian government decided this afternoon to extend the closure of all higher education institutions through 13 April 2020.

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Mar
19

Measures implemented by UNIS

19 March 2020

Due to the coronavirus, UNIS has implemented several measures to prevent the spreading of the virus. Among them is cancellation of all on-campus teaching and fieldwork in spring semester 2020 and urging the students to go home.

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Mar
13

Cancellation of spring courses yet to start

13 March 2020

Due to the coronavirus and the close down of UNIS 13-26 March 2020, the management has decided to cancel 14 courses that were scheduled to start later this spring.

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