Apply now for spring courses 2020

9 September 2019 Application is now open for UNIS spring courses. The application deadline is 15 October 2019.

About cod, the climate, polar cod and benthic animals

6 September 2019 In July 1873 some nets were put out by whalers in Raudfjorden in Svalbard, to obtain food. They had expected to catch Arctic char, but ended up filling the nets with cod.

Buildings are sinking more than expected

28 August 2019 Researchers began measuring how much buildings in Svalbard are moving two years ago. Already they are seeing surprising results. We're sinking.

UNIS seeks new director

13 August 2019 UNIS is seeking a new managing director. Application deadline is 1 September 2019.

Ellingsen to resign in December

10 July 2019 UNIS director Harald Ellingsen will resign his position in December.

UNIS Annual Report 2018

13 June 2019 In 2018 UNIS had 772 students from 43 nations. 51% were from Norwegian universities and 49% from international universities.

Available places on some autumn semester courses

10 May 2019 You still have the chance to study at UNIS this summer and autumn! We have some available spots for qualified applicants. Send us an e-mail today to apply!

Minister visit

6 May 2019 This weekend we had the pleasure of hosting our Minister of education and research, Ms. Iselin Nybø.

Funding for cross-disciplinary project in student active learning

29 April 2019 Last week, UNIS and BioCEED was granted funding of 4.7 million NOK to the project "Development, testing and evaluation of tools and assessment forms to enhance constructive alignment in field teaching".

Drones help reveal the secrets of glacier crevasses

26 April 2019 Many of the glaciers in Svalbard are heavily crevassed. A multidisciplinary research group is now using drones to create high-resolution maps of glacier surfaces to study how crevasses influence the rate of heat exchange with the atmosphere.
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