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A Short Introduction to Tromsø and the University of Tromsø

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  • Dear students. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the University of Tromsø and to the Arctic. You and our other intn students make up 10% of our students. I’m glad to take this opportunity to give you a brief overview of this university and our surroundings. It’s actually a threefold welcome: to the north, to the city of Tromsø and in particular to the University of Tromsø – probably the best university in the whole world.
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    • 1. A Short Introduction to Tromsø and the University of Tromsø
    • 2. On Top of the High North Climate change East Meets West The Demand for Oil & Gas Unspoiled Nature Clean Food A Cure for Cancer?
    • 3. Tromsø in a Nutshell
      • Situated at 69°40′58″N 18°56′34″E
      • Founded 1794
      • Nicknames:
      • “ Paris of the North”
      • “ Gateway to the Arctic”
      • Population:
      • 67.000 (urban area)
      • The 8th largest city in Norway
      • Area 2.558 km2
      • The largest urban municipality of Norway
      • 40 .000 m2 per person
    • 4.  
    • 5. The University of Tromsø
      • A classical university with a wide range of subjects taught.
      • Merged with the Tromsø University college 1.1.2009
      • 9.000 students, whereof 10% from abroad
      • 2.800 staff
      • 2,1 billion NOK
      • More than 300 programs
      • Centers of Excellence, Innovation, Peace and Conflict Transformation, Sami studies, Tele- medicine, Women research, Biotechnology, Traditional Medicine etc.
    • 6.
      • The University of Tromsø aims to be an academic institution of high international standing and with a special commitment to developing the North, combining quality and relevance, cutting-edge research and a wide range of educational opportunities
      • The University of Tromsø aims to be at the international forefront in research and education pertaining to the Northern region.
      • Particular emphasis shall be given to research in fields where the university has a comparative advantage due to its geographical location.
      Aims & Commitments
    • 7. Key Focus Fields
      • Biomarine studies, biomedicine and biotechnology
      • Health and welfare studies, including telemedicine and social medicine
      • Indigenous studies, including questions relating to Sámi language and identity
      • Northern and Arctic studies, including central fields such as technology and science, social sciences and the humanities
    • 8. English taught Master Programs
      • Human Rights Practice
      • Law of the Sea
      • English Linguistics
      • Indigenous Studies
      • Peace and Conflict Transformation
      • Theoretical Linguistics
      • Visual Cultural Studies
      • Business Creation and Entrepreneurship
      • Telemedicine and E-health
      • Biology (Department of biology)
      • Chemistry
      • Computer Science
      • Geology
      • Physics
      • Biomedicine
    • 9. Distribution of students
      • 10 % international students from 91 countries:
        • Russia (94)
        • Germany (63)
        • Sweden (42)
        • Denmark (38)
        • Poland (34)
        • Finland (25)
        • France (24)
        • U.S.A. (22)
        • Nepal (20)
        • Spain (18)
      Fall 2009. Source: DBH
    • 10. 1968 - 2008
    • 11. Tromsø High North Cluster (THiNC) The University The Northern Research institute The Marine Research Institute The Polar Research Institute Akvaplan-niva
    • 12. Norwegian High North Strategy Launched 1 December, 2006
      • Key premises:
      • Increased presence
      • Increased scope of activities
      • Increased knowledge
      • Key drivers:
      • Climate, Russia, Energy,
      • Arctic Dimension
      • Key Elements of the High North Strategy
      • Climate change and the environment
      • Monitoring, preparedness and safety at sea
      • Sustainable use of petroleum and renewable resources at sea
      • Business development onshore
      • Infrastructure
      • Sovereignty and cross border co-operation
      • Culture and livelihood of indigenous peoples
    • 13. The role of Tromsø in the High North Strategy
      • Major provider of knowledge:
        • The Arctic and its role in climate change
        • Ice and it’s impact on climate
        • Oceanography in polar regions
        • Safe and secure operations in the Arctic
        • Relationship with Russia
        • Fisheries and fish farming
        • Marine bioprospecting
        • Indigenous peoples
        • Arctic governance and international laws in the Arctic
        • Arctic technology
        • Telemedicine
        • Etc..
    • 14. Credits, clockwise from top left: Jon Terje Eiterå Maja Sojtaric Lars Nordmo Ola Røe Maja Sojtaric Maja Sojtaric Rolf E. Tønne Photo: Jon Terje Eiterå
    • 15. ” Tromsø is a city for great occasions” Norwegian Secretary of State Jonas Gahr Støre, December 2005