Brief presentation - Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT

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Brief presentation - Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT

  1. 1. A Short Introduction to Tromsø, the University of Tromsø and the Faculty of Health Sciences
  2. 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. 3. Tromsø in a Nutshell <ul><li>Situated at 69°40′58″N 18°56′34″E </li></ul><ul><li>Founded 1794 </li></ul><ul><li>Nicknames: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Paris of the North” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Gateway to the Arctic” </li></ul><ul><li>Population: </li></ul><ul><li>67.000 (urban area) </li></ul><ul><li>The 8th largest city in Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Area 2.558 km2 </li></ul><ul><li>The largest urban municipality of Norway </li></ul><ul><li>40 .000 m2 per person </li></ul>
  4. 5. The University of Tromsø <ul><li>A classical university with a wide range of subjects taught. </li></ul><ul><li>Merged with the Tromsø University college 1.1.2009 </li></ul><ul><li>9.000 students, whereof 10% from abroad </li></ul><ul><li>2.800 staff </li></ul><ul><li>2,1 billion NOK </li></ul><ul><li>More than 300 programs </li></ul><ul><li>Centers of Excellence, Innovation, Peace and Conflict Transformation, Sami studies, Tele- medicine, Women research, Biotechnology, Traditional Medicine etc. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Faculty of Health Sciences <ul><li>This is where education, research and dissemination takes place within the fields of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dentistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And a host of health-related subjects, which are normally University College subjects. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This comprehensive academic activity at our faculty is completely unique in a Norwegian context. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Faculty of Health Sciences <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Psychology, nurses, bioengineers, radiographers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dental hygiene, public health nurses, midwifes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with hospitals and primary health care </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters in Biomedicine/Telemedicine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Largest of faculties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 departments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>970 employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3000 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>300 PhD-students </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Programs (students/year) <ul><li>Medicine – 6 years (100) </li></ul><ul><li>Dentistry – 5 years (40) </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology – 5 years (35) </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacy – 5 years (35) </li></ul><ul><li>Bioengineering (20) </li></ul><ul><li>Dental hygiene (18) </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational therapy (24) </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing (145), public health nursing (20), midwife (20) </li></ul><ul><li>Physiotherapy (28) </li></ul><ul><li>Radiography (30) </li></ul><ul><li>Masters in Biomedicine (15), Telemedicine (5-10), Laboratory medicine </li></ul>
  8. 9. Selected Research Activities <ul><li>Large population based research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Tromsø Study since 1974 (40,000 participants) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Norwegian Women and Cancer Study (NOWAC) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marine Bioprospecting </li></ul><ul><li>Telemedicine and E-Health </li></ul><ul><li>Translational medical and health care research </li></ul><ul><li>Department specific activities </li></ul>
  9. 10. 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
  10. 11. ” Tromsø is a city for great occasions” Norwegian Secretary of State Jonas Gahr Støre, December 2005

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