University of Tromso The Arctic University of Norway

University of Tromso The Arctic University of Norway

The University of Tromso - The Arctic University of Norway is an official state university located in Norway and is the world's most northern university. The university is located in the city of Tromso, Norway, it was founded through an act of the parliament in the year 1968, and officially opened in the year 1972. It is among the ten institutions in Norway. It is the University of Tromso is the largest academic and research university located in Northern Norway and the sixth-largest university in Norway. The location of the University provides a suitable setting for research and development of the natural environment in the region as well as culture and society.


11.5 % of the students and around 20 percent of academic staff members aren't Norwegians. The ratio of students to teachers is extremely favorable as is the educational environment international. A third of master's degree courses can be offered in English and a large portion programs are multidisciplinary. Like other Norwegian government institutions, there aren't tuition charges at UiT. It is located within the city of High North and surrounded by the last of Europe's pristine natural landscapes, UiT are unique study places in the highest point in the globe.

Faculties and Other Units

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Department of Medical Biology
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Clinical Medicine
  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Clinical Dentistry
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Health and Care Science

Faculty of Science and Technology

  • Department of Physics and Technology
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Engineering and Safety
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

  • Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of History and Religious Studies
  • Department of Culture and Literature
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Sociology, Political Science and Community Planning
  • Department of Language and Linguistics
  • The Barents Institute
  • Centre for Women's and Gender
  • Research Centre for Peace Studies, Tromso (CPS)
  • Centre for Sami Studies
  • Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

  • Department of Arctic and Marine Biology
  • Norwegian College of Fishery Science
  • School of Business and Economics (HHT)

Faculty of Fine Arts

  • Department of Music, Dance and Drama
  • Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing

Faculty of Sports, Tourism and Social Work

  • Department of Child Welfare and Social Work
  • The School of Sport Sciences
  • Department of Tourism

Campus Weather

The four main universities are located within Tromso, Alta, Narvik and Harstad There are smaller campuses scattered across northern Norway. Tromso is the main campus is famous for its wooden structures Some of them are more than a century old.During the solstice of summer, UiT sees 24 hours of sunshine. The long, arctic summer days are famous. In winter, those long hours are replaced with long nights, however these are brightened by often-present Northern Lights.

Student Life

  • The campus of Tromso serves as the administration centre of the university.
  • Campus Alta is expanding in terms of student numbers, and their study portfolio is growing. They have established international partnerships with partner institutions from Europe as well as particularly the Barents Region and the Circumpolar North generally.
  • Hammerfest is known as the oil city>> within Finnmark in which Snohvit-gas is manufactured.
  • Harstad is situated on the largest island of Norway "Hinnoya".
  • Kirkenes is considered to be to be the capital of the Barents region.
  • Near the base of Fagernes Mountain, Narvik has been able to establish itself as an exclusive and appealing technological hub for brilliant minds, successful businesses and active students.

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