UiT The Arctic University of Norway is one of the four comprehensive universities in Norway and the northernmost university in the world. Its location on the edge of the Arctic implies a mission, in particular as the Arctic is of increasing global importance. Climate change, the exploitation of Arctic resources and environmental threats are topics of great public concern, and which UiT takes special interest in. 16,500 students and 3,500 staff study and work at UiT The Arctic University of The Evolution of CNARC 2013-2018 Norway.
Teaching is research-based. UiT´s seven faculties offer, in addition to a dedication to Northern issues, a broad range of study programmes. UiT’s key research areas are the polar environment, climate research, indigenous people, peace and conflict transformation, telemedicine, medical biology, space physics, fishery science, marine biosprospecting, linguistics and computational chemistry.
The university is part of the FRAM – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment (Fram Centre) in Tromsø. Every January the international conference Arctic Frontiers invites researchers, politicians and business representatives to discuss Arctic issues across disciplinary borders. The Secretariat of the Arctic Council is located at the Fram Centre. Researchers from the University and the Fram Center are involved in several international programmes of the Arctic Council. UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a founding member of the University of the Arctic, an international network of 160 study and research institutions of the circumpolar region.
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
PO Box 6050 Langnes
Hege K. Widnes
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