Deglaciation of the northern Svalbard margin

20 April 2018 Oscar Fransner has studied the role of different glacial / non-glacial sedimentary processes in shaping the glaciated continental margin of the northern Barents Sea. Fransner will defend his PhD thesis Friday 4 May at UNIS.

UNIS closed for Easter break

21 March 2017 UNIS is closed for Easter break 28 March–2 April.

Triassic development of the Norwegian Barents shelf

15 March 2018 Mark Mulrooney has studied the Triassic development of the Norwegian Barents shelf using case studies from the Hammerfest Basin (offshore) and Svalbard (onshore). Mulrooney will defend his PhD thesis Wednesday 21 March at the University of Oslo.

Autumn courses 2018 open for application

2 March 2018 Apply now for UNIS autumn semester courses! The application deadline is 15 April 2018.

Summer/autumn courses 2018 open for application

23 January 2018 Apply now for our summer semester courses (and autumn semester courses in Arctic Geophysics)! Application deadline is 15 February 2018.  

Welcome to Svalbardseminaret 2018

15 January 2018 The annual happening Svalbardseminaret (Svalbard Seminar Series) is organized by UNIS in collaboration with the Norwegian Polar Institute and the Governor of Svalbard. This year's seminar series starts on 16 January and offers lectures in polar history, research, and search and rescue in the Arctic.

Jan Christensen’s Endowment 2018

Top image: Students onboard R/V Helmer Hanssen. Photo: Fredrik Broms/Akvaplan-niva 12 January 2018 Jan Christensen’s endowment has a number of scholarships available to Norwegian students and researchers at UNIS. The scholarships are reserved for Norwegian students at Master and PhD level who are admitted to UNIS, and Norwegian researchers employed full-time or 20% (in adjunct […]

Geological investigation of high-Arctic fjord-valleys

11 January 2018 Graham Gilbert has studied fjord-valleys in the high Arctic and investigated sedimentary characteristics and permafrost development. Gilbert will defend his PhD thesis Wednesday 17 January at UNIS.

2017 in snapshots

5 January 2018 With these visual highlights from 2017 we would like to wish you all a great 2018. We look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary in October – stay tuned!

Merry Christmas from UNIS

20 December 2017 We would like to wish all previous and future students, our collaborating partners, our neighbors in Longyearbyen, Barentsburg, Hornsund and Ny-Ålesund and all university people worldwide a merry Christmas and a happy new year! We look forward to 2018!  
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