UNIS Annual Report 2017

AT-331/831 Arctic Environmental Pollution fieldwork in Mohnbukta 2018. Photo: Richard Hann/UNIS

Top image: AT-331/831 Arctic Environmental Pollution fieldwork in Mohnbukta. Photo: Richard Hann/UNIS

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 (Norwegian degree students). The gender distribution shows that 55% of the students were women, which is an increase of 5 percentage points since 2016. UiT – The Arctic University of Norway is the Norwegian university which sends the most students to UNIS.

As of 31 December 2017, the academic staff at UNIS comprised of 11 professors, 17 associate professors, three researchers, 12 post docs, 19 PhD candidates and 43 with adjunct professor/associate professor attachments. The technical and administrative staff comprised 44 full-time equivalent work years.

UNIS has ambitious goals for its research and participates in several major initiatives aimed at establishing national and international centres. UNIS wishes to safeguard a robust research environment of high quality, contribute to the knowledge front on Arctic issues, generate innovations, business development both locally and nationally and support the research-based teaching.

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Annual reports from previous years can be found here