15 January 2019 UNIS associate professor in Arctic biology Pernille B. Eidesen has gotten funding of NOK 1.35 million from the Olav Thon Foundation to develop a high-arctic, interdisciplinary field laboratory for research and teaching.
Update Friday 11 January 15:00: The Governor of Svalbard has lifted the evacuation of Nybyen as of 15:00 today. The evacuated students will get transportation back to Nybyen in the next hours. 9 January 2019 Due to the expected snow storm in the next 24 hours, the Governor of Svalbard has issued an evacuation order for parts of Longyearbyen, including Nybyen, where the majority of UNIS students live. UNIS, together with Samskipnaden, have effectuated the evacuation order and all students in Nybyen will be moved to Sjøskrenten student housing and UNIS Guest House within the next couple of hours.
21 December 2018 The annual happening Svalbardseminaret (Svalbard Seminar Series) is organized by UNIS in collaboration with the Norwegian Polar Institute and the Governor of Svalbard. The 2019 seminar series starts on 15 January and offers lectures in polar history, research, and search and rescue in the Arctic.
21 December 2018 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 2019!
3 December 2018 On Thursday 6 December we invite the public to an open dialogue café where scientists and local actors discuss societal challenges and possibilities in the ongoing climate change. The dialogue café will take place in “Møysalen” at UNIS 15:30–18:00.
27 November 2018 UNIS PhD candidate Wesley Farnsworth has studied the Holocene glacial history of Svalbard through detailed mapping and compiling a mosaic of data from terrestrial, marine and lacustrine sedimentary archives. Farnsworth will defend his doctoral thesis on 6 December at the University Centre in Svalbard, UNIS.
14 November 2018 UNIS PhD candidate Liyuan Chi has investigated the shock compression of rock in the vicinity of an exploding charge and rock fracturing on a free surface parallel to the blast hole. Chi will defend his PhD thesis at NTNU on Wednesday 21 November at 13:15.
8 November 2018 Would you like to study in Svalbard next spring? We have extended application deadline for some courses in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geophysics, and Arctic Technology. Apply now – first come, first serve!