The Arctic contains large quantities of biological and mineral resources of great commercial and scientific value. Sustainable industrial development and exploitation of biological and mineral resources requires tailored technology and expert knowledge of the region. Arctic technology involves upgrading of well proven technology to suit the Arctic climate or the development of completely different and specialized technology especially adapted to the harsh environmental conditions.
UNIS offers bachelor, master and PhD courses in Arctic Technology.
Knowledge of Arctic engineering technology is essential to provide sound design and construction recommendations both offshore and onshore in the Arctic. UNIS students can participate in infrastructure projects in Svalbard, as well as field studies of sea-ice properties in the adjacent seas. Studies on avalanches and slides in the mountains of Svalbard are integrated into the Arctic Technology course portfolio. Field investigations together with laboratory testing and numerical analysis create the basis for understanding thermo-mechanical properties and processes in snow, permafrost and ice. At UNIS, students will have an excellent opportunity to investigate, design and perform mitigation measures for infrastructures under a changing climate.
Arctic Environmental Technology
Present levels of pollutants, degradation processes, spreading mechanisms and environmental effects need to be well understood when designing efficient response strategies with the aim to reduce the environmental impacts. The department is specialized in various topics in environmental pollution, such as toxicology, fate and long-range transport of persistent organic pollutants and environmental risk assessment and modelling.
The applicant must be enrolled at Bachelor-, Master- or PhD level at a Norwegian institution of higher education or an accredited international institution of higher education. The minimum academic prerequisite is 60 ECTS in general natural sciences, in addition to course specific requirements listed in each course description.
- Summer courses: 15 February
- Autumn courses: 15 April
- Spring courses: 15 October