23 April 2021
Can we understand the relationships between polar bears and humans in a way that reduces conflicts in Svalbard? Do we often meet polar bears on trips? When is it dangerous? Should we change the routines to scare off polar bears we come in close contact with? These were key issues in the CONBEAR project, led by UNIS professor Børge Damsgård.
13 April, 2021
Ronja Arum visited Svalbard a couple of years ago and was immediately struck by its beauty. “I need to come back here,” she thought. After starting geology at NTNU she realized she could spend a whole year up north as part of her studies.
12 April, 2021
Unique fieldwork, wild nature outside your doorstep and a vibrant, international study environment are some of the things that await you as a student at the University Center on Svalbard.
31 March 2021
UNIS PhD candidate Hanna Rósa Hjálmarsdóttir has carried out the first study of foraminifera (microfossils) from the Carolinefjell formation in Svalbard and describes six new species from Slottsmøyleddet in the Agardhfjell formation. Hjálmarsdóttir will defend her PhD thesis on 8 April 2021.
29 March 2021
Many locals and tourists on Svalbard alike are looking for great outdoor experiences in the Arctic, and Easter is high season for snowmobile- and ski trips. An information board with weather forecast, avalanche warning and beacon-check aims to contribute to increased awareness before people go into the wild.
26 March 2021
How did a girl from India end up studying life in the cold Arctic? UNIS PhD candidate Cheshtaa Chitkara is blogging about her life and work onboard RV Kronprins Haakon during a recent Nansen Legacy cruise in the northern Barents Sea.
24 March 2021
Celine Marie Solberg had never thought about going on exchange. But after half a year with limitations in a Covid-stricken Oslo she decided upon a semester in Svalbard. The studies has challenged her to broaden her field.