First record of the hydrozoan Sympagohydra tuuli in Svalbard sea ice

9 July 2018 We don’t know much about the tiny algae and animals living inside sea ice. Microscopic sea ice animals are rarely identified to species level because many of these tiny critters are larvae of pelagic and benthic species and look completely different from the adults. We simply don’t recognise them.

UNIS Annual Report 2017

7 June 2018 In 2017, 794 students from 45 nations spent shorter or longer periods at UNIS. This included both course students and guest master’s students. 50% of the students came from programmes of study at Norwegian universities.  

Extended application for autumn semester courses

4 June 2018 It is still possible to study at UNIS this autumn! We have some available spots for qualified applicants. Send us an e-mail today to apply!

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

12 January 2018 Jan Christensen's endowment has a number of scholarships available to Norwegian students and researchers at UNIS.
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