he Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s premier academic institution for technology and the natural sciences, with equally strong programmes in the social sciences, the arts and humanities, medicine, architecture and fine art.
The university's cross-disciplinary research results in innovative breakthroughs and creative solutions with far-reaching social and economic impact.
NTNU has something for you. NTNU is Norway’s second largest university, with an annual budget of about US $800 million. Its 53 departments are spread out over seven major campuses, and graduate about 3,300 students every year, two-thirds of which are master’s or PhD candidates. The school’s more than 100 laboratory facilities are distributed among the different faculties and departments, and are an important part of the university’s offerings.
One hundred years of innovation
NTNU research is cutting edge, and many of the technological and cultural innovations that allow Norway to extract oil from the North Sea , grow healthy salmon in fish farms , or interpret the country’s 9,000 years of human history have been developed here. In fact, the university itself, founded in 1910, has contributed a solid century of academic achievements and discoveries that have shaped Norwegian society. A brief overview of the university’s first 100 years can be found here .
Norway’s most popular student city
Students are at the core of NTNU’s vibrancy. The university is home to roughly 350 different student organizations , where you can meet people who are interested in everything from Amnesty International to telemark skiing . NTNUI , the student athletic organization, operates two sports centres with training facilities and courses.
Festivals and Nobel laureates
Every other year, student volunteers organize two popular festivals: UKA , which is Norway’s largest arts and music festival, and ISFiT, an internationally known student conferences. While UKA is recognized for attracting top international musicians along with a range of art exhibits, performances and its very own UKA revue, ISFiT, the International Student Festival in Trondheim, regularly attracts world leaders to address and inspire conference participants. In 2009, for example, Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu will be the opening speaker. It’s no wonder that Trondheim is regularly voted as Norway’s best university student town.