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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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Mar
12

UNIS closes down 13-26 March 2020

12 March 2020

The Norwegian government has decided that all higher education institutions shall be closed from Thursday 12 March at 18:00 until 26 March 2020. This includes UNIS.

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Mar
09

Coronavirus information

9 March 2020

UNIS monitors the coronavirus situation and is continuously assessing possible measurements. UNIS follows the advice from the Norwegian health authorities and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Mar
03

GoNorth is a “go”

3 March 2020

The GoNorth project, where UNIS is one of the partners, has received NOK 3 million from the Norwegian government to acquire more knowledge about the marine areas north of Svalbard.

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Feb
24

New knowledge about sedimentary basins in Svalbard

24 February 2020

Aleksandra Smyrak-Sikora studied sedimentary basins from the Carboniferous and Triassic periods in Svalbard. She will defend her PhD thesis on 27 February at UNIS.

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