Universitetet i Tromsø, UiT

Romssa universitehta
N-9037 Tromsø

+47 77 64 40 00


The University of Tromsø is the northernmost university of the world. Its location on the edge of the Arctic implies a mission. The Arctic is of increasing global importance. Climate change, the exploitation of Arctic resources and environmental threats are topics of great public concern, which the University of Tromsø takes special interest in. Life in the High North is shaped by wild nature, contrasting light and weather conditions, geographic distances and multiculturalism. Many of UiT's research centres and study programmes reflect the specific character of Arctic Norway.UiT´s key research focuses on the polar environment, indigenous people, peace and conflict transformation, telemedicine, medical biology, space physics, fishery science, linguistics and computational chemistry.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.

9000 students and 2500 staff study and work at the University of Tromsø. More than 20% of the academic staff and 10% of the student body are from abroad. 200 international agreements secure an active academic exchange of students and staff with partnerinstitutions worldwide. On the 1st January 2009 the University of Tromsø merged with the University College of Tromsø. The new university has become an even more important driving force for Northern Norway and international cooperation in the High North.

Contact: Jeanette H. Andersen