Spring semester opening 11 January 2016

Spring semester opening 11 January 2016

Top image: New students “checking in” at UNIS, January 2016. Photo: Eva Therese Jenssen/UNIS

We would like to welcome all new students to the opening of the spring semester on Monday 11 January!

8 January 2016

Date: 11 January 2016
Venue: Møysalen, UNIS
Time: 09:00–11:00 (Followed by safety course from 11:30)


09:00 Welcome to Svalbard
The governor of Svalbard, Kjerstin Askholt
09:10 Introduction to UNIS
Acting Managing Director, Frank Nilsen
09:15 Introduction to the Scientific Departments

09:50 Break
10:00 Introduction to Academic Affairs and student advisers
Ane Hammervoll Bjørsvik
10:05 Introduction to the Student Council 
10:15 Students meet with their fellow students and course responsible

  • Biology bachelor: Kapp Wijk
  • Geology bachelor: Kapp Mitra
  • Geophysics bachelor: Kapp Schoultz
  • Technology bachelor: Kapp Lee
  • Geophysics master/PhD: Festningen
11:00 Lunch, UNIS canteen (bring cash or card)
11:30 Safety course start, Møysalen (all training Monday is indoors, so no need for extra warm clothes that day)


Contact person, semester opening: Ane Hammervoll Bjørsvik
Contact person, safety course: Fred Skancke Hansen

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