Apply for autumn courses 2023
Apply now for UNIS autumn semester courses! The application deadline is 15 April 2023.
The ColdCast – podcast launch
UNIS is launching the northernmost podcast in the world, The ColdCast. Get familiar with the science and research that goes on in the Arctic.
Extended application deadline for spring courses
Would you like to study in Svalbard in the spring? We have extended application deadline for some courses in Arctic Geophysicsand Arctic Geology. Apply now – first come, first serve!
Prestigious award to Arctic permafrost project led by UNIS
On October 14, Marius Jonassen and Hanne H. Christiansen from UNIS became the second recipients of the Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award (FP Award). The award is both a high-level recognition and a 100,000-euro grant given to a project that transforms knowledge into action to help address the impacts of climate change in the Arctic.
The ocean’s role in a warming Arctic
When meteorologists report fine weather on Svalbard, it is the air temperature that is being talked about. But when it comes to global warming, ocean temperature is the big joker.
Extended application deadline for autumn courses
Would you like to study in Svalbard in the autumn? We have extended application deadline for some courses in Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology. Apply now – first come, first serve!
NASA Rocket to Measure Earth’s Life-Supporting Secret: A Weak Electric Field
Why does Earth support life, while Venus and Mars – and for all we know, any other planet in the universe – do not?
Student blogs – study in Svalbard
From August to December 2018, Daan van den Broek studied geophysics at UNIS. He's written three blogs where he explains how he went about applying for a semester at UNIS, and how it all went down.
New FRAM initiative: Research in the Arctic, for those who live there
The Fram Centre has launched five new research programs with a total budget of 250 million NOK over five years. UNIS is involved in three of the new research programs.
Have you checked Yr.no?
It is one of the most common phrases in the Norwegian language, nevertheless, also a common source of frustration. Because who has not looked at a promising weather forecast, and made big plans for a visit to the beach, a summer party, or an outdoor gathering? Then only to wake up the next morning to overcast, rain in the air and cancelled plans?