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The University of Tromsø is the northernmost university of the world. Our location on the edge of the Arctic implies a mission. The Arctic region is of increasing global importance. Climate change, the exploitation of Arctic resources and environmental threats are topics of great public concern, which UiT takes special interest in. Studying and working at UiT allows you to explore global issues from a close-up perspective.
UiT, established in 1968, is one of the youngest of Norway’s six universities and has 9000 students and 2400 staff. Foreign citizens comprise around 10 percent of the total number of students and academic staff. The University and its six faculties hold more than 200 agreements with partner universities worldwide.
The University of Tromsø offers around 100 programmes of study within a variety of academic subjects ranging from medicine, law and science to economics, psychology, social science, fishery science and the humanities. 20 international Master´s degree programmes and a variety of courses taught in English offer international students interesting study options.
The strategy of the University of Tromsø gives priority to research in the fields of marine science, biomedicine, telemedicine, physics, linguistics, multiculturalism, and research related to Saami and indigenous people.
Teaching at the University of Tromsø is research-based. CASTL, Centre for Advanced Studies in Theoretical Linguistics, and CTCC, Centre for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry , have both been designated Norwegian Centres of Excellence. In 2002 the Tromsø-based NST, Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine, was appointed a World Health Organization Collaboration Centre. The ARCTOS network , at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, is a leader in research on marine arctic ecosystems and an important partner of the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø. The Department of Physics focuses on northern lights and space research. All centres are of high international reputation.
UiT is a founding member of the University of the Arctic, an international network of study and research institutions of the circumpolar region.
A region of amazing contrasts
Life in the High North is shaped by wild nature, contrasting light and weather conditions, geographic distances and multiculturalism. Tromsø is an urban island, surrounded by beautiful nature. The city has a strong multicultural history. As gateway to the Arctic, polar expeditions had their starting point in Tromsø. The indigenous Sami people , with their own language, culture and tradition, have had significant influence on the region.
Today Tromsø is home to people from over 110 nations, and has an astonishing international ambiance. The city hosts various cultural festivals, a vital music scene, concerts, theatres, cinemas and nightlife possibilities. The diversity of Tromsø surprises. You may enjoy your caffè latte downtown or climb a mountain only a few minutes travel from the city. In Tromsø you can experience the energetic atmosphere of the midnight sun in summer and be amazed by spectacular northern lights during the polar night in winter. The region is unique.