Student Life

Aug
16

Summer 2016 report

16 August 2016

The high Arctic summer is almost to an end, and so are the UNIS summer courses. Here you get a glimpse of what students and staff have been up to over the past two months.

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Feb
26

Student blogs at 78° North

26 February 2016

Curious about how student life is at UNIS? Get educated by reading the student blogs by Arctic Biology students Alexandra and Martine!

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Jan
22

Safety course for new students

22 January 2016

Last week, all new UNIS students participated in the AS-101 Arctic Survival and Safety Course. Five days of theoretical and practical training in first aid, polar bear protection, navigation, setting up an emergency camp, and safe travel on sea ice and glaciers (including taking a bath in freezing water, wearing a snowmobile suit) were followed by a day on the glacier Longyearbreen putting all new knowledge to use.

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Jan
11

Meet our new students

11 January 2016

The UNIS spring semester 2016 was officially kicked-off today. In between information lessons, we managed to interview briefly a few of our new students before they rushed off to the safety course.

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Jan
08

Spring semester opening 11 January 2016

8 January 2016

We would like to welcome all new students to the opening of the spring semester on Monday 11 January!

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Aug
19

A to Z student guide to Longyearbyen

19 August 2015

New in town? Here is a quick guide to (almost) everything you need to know about Longyearbyen and Svalbard:

Aurora Borealis: If you spend time in Svalbard in the dark period of the year, you will most likely experience this amazing phenomenon. Or perhaps you will even study its physics at the Kjell Henriksen Observatory (pictured below)?

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Feb
23

New student hostel in Svalbard

23 February 2015

Today, the Ministry of Education and Research unveiled extra funding for student housing in Norway. The funding includes a brand new student hostel with 80 units in Longyearbyen. – This is great news, says UNIS director Ole Arve Misund.

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Sep
10

New student hostel opened

10 September 2014

The new student hostel with 88 rooms was formally opened for the UNIS students yesterday. Sandra Heldal (23) was one of the first students to move into “Sjøskrenten” student hostel.

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Aug
29

Arctic zooplankton can adapt to a changing Arctic climate

29 August 2013

Lauris Boissonnot studied the effects of an earlier sea ice retreat on the key Arctic zooplankter Calanus glacialis. Her master thesis reveals that the species is able to adapt to a changing climate.

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Address: P.O. Box 156 N-9171 Longyearbyen
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