Summer/autumn courses 2020 open for application

21 January 2020 Apply now for our summer semester courses! The application deadline is 15 February 2020.  

Ice in sight!

20 January 2020 We are on a polar night cruise and measurements we have taken show that both Isfjorden and Kongsfjorden are almost five degrees colder now in 2020 than it was at the same time in 2017, and the fjords are simply freezing around us!

Summer school 2020: Global Arctic

14 January 2020 UNIS is one of the partners in the interdisciplinary PhD and postdoc summer school "Global Arctic". Application deadline: 15 February 2020.

Jan Christensen’s Endowment 2020

2 January 2020 Jan Christensen’s endowment has a number of scholarships available to Norwegian students and researchers at UNIS.

We measure the temperature of Isfjorden

17 December 2019 We have been out again to take measurements in Isfjorden, this time with our good colleagues from the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute (MMBI).

Solar proton impact in the middle atmosphere

13 December 2019 PhD candidate Erkka Heino has studied the spatial impact of solar proton events in the Earth's atmosphere. His research shows that current proton forcing in climate models significantly overestimates the impact area of solar proton events. Heino will defend his thesis on Wednesday 18 December at UNIS.

UNIS partner in new Centre of Excellence in Education

12 December 2019 iEarth becomes one of the Norwegian Centre of Excellence in Education. This is the second Centre of Excellence in Education where UNIS is partner.

Jøran Moen appointed new director of UNIS

11 December 2019 The Board of the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) has appointed Jøran Moen as new director of UNIS. Moen will join the UNIS team in March 2020.

Funding for extra positions within renewable energy

29 November 2019 The Ministry of Education and Research has allocated funds for two new PhD positions within renewable energy at UNIS. – This allows us to build up a new scientific field in the Arctic Technology department, says UNIS director Harald Ellingsen.
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