• A classical university with a wide range of subjects taught.• Merged with the Tromsø University college Jan 1 2009• 9.100 students (10% from abroad)• 2.300 faculty and staff• 2,3 billion NOK (1,8 from government funding)• More than 200 study programs
Hugin and Munin[from the Old Norwegian ”hug” meaning mind, thought, and“minne” meaning memory, recollection.]Hugin and Munin are the names of Odin’s (theGod of Wisdom in Norse mythology) two ravensthat fly around the world every day gatheringknowledge. In the evenings, they sit on Odin´sshoulders and whisper in his ear all that theyhave seen.
The University of Tromsø is thenorthernmost university of the world.It´s location on the edge of the Arcticimplies a mission. The Arctic is ofincreasing global importance. Climatechange, the exploitation of Arcticresources and environmental threatsare topics of great public concern,which the University of Tromsø takesspecial interest in. At UiT we exploreglobal issues from a close-upperspective.Our region is distinguished by itsabundance of natural resources, polarproximity, multicultural communities,scattered population and major export Knowlege on top of the worldindustries. Research and education in Life in the High North is shaped bythis region is subject to an ever- wild nature, contrasting light and weather conditions, geographicincreasing internationalization. Amid distances and multiculturalism. Manynatural resources, knowledge will be of UiT´s research centres and studythe most important raw material of programmes reflect the specificthe future. character of Arctic Norway.
Hammerfest Alta Kirkenes Tromsø Finnsnes Kautokeino Harstad Sortland Narvik BodøMo i RanaNesna
Living in the High North Sustainable communities in the High North the economy of Arctic communities and regions self-governance well-being in Arctic communities Ice and climate Remote sensing of the cryosphere Ice shelves and ocean interactions Long-term Sea ice variability Biodiversity under change 24 – 29 January 2010www.arcticfrontiers.com
•Federal Programme ”World Ocean”•”State Policy of Russian Federation inthe Arctic up to 2020”•Investments to exploration of naturalresources, environmental research, naturemanagement, Arctic technology andtransport.
Would you consider studying in the following regions? Yes, for sure Yes, maybe No I dont know East 44 33 16 7West 27 44 19 10South 18 45 23 15 Mid 24 37 31 9North 8 26 48 18
Would you consider studying in Nothern Norway? Has been to NN Has not been to NN 11Yes, for sure 5 30 Yes, maybe 22 41 No 54 18I dont know 18
Assosiasjoner Studenter i Nord-Norge AvgangseleverHyggelige/åpne mennesker 34% 7%Vakker natur 30% 15%Midnattsol 27% 15%Mørke/mørketid 26% 10%Kaldt/kulde 22% 44%Natur 20% 9%Snø 13% 11%Vinter, lang vinter 9% 5%Nordlys 9% 6%Fjell/vidde 8% 2%Fisk/fiske 8% 15%Samer 4% 12%Langt unna/langt nord 3% 14%Tynt befolket/få mennesker 2% 8%Øde/usentralt/lite 2% 8%Dialekten 1% 9%