University of Tromsø
Uniquely located at 70 degrees north, the University of Tromsø is the northernmost university in the world. Established in 1968, UiT is a modern, broad, high tech university with outstanding degree programs at bachelor, master and ph.d. level at six faculties (humanities and social sciences, medicine and health, natural sciences, fisheries, law and fine arts). 11 % of the 9500 students and approx 20 % of the 1200 academic staff members are non-Norwegians. Thus the student-teacher ratio is very favourable and the learning environment is truly international. One third of the master’s degree programs are taught in English and many of them are multidisciplinary. Like all Norwegian public institutions, there are no tuition fees at UiT. Located in urban Tromsø and surrounded by some of Europe’s last pristine wild nature, UiT is a unique study destination on top of the world.
The University of Tromso supports the development of outstanding research, both basic and applied, in all disciplines, but with particular emphasis on cross- and interdisciplinary research efforts focusing on the needs and problems of the North. Particular focus is placed on: Biomarine studies, biomedicine and biotechnology health and welfare studies, including telemedicine and social medicine, Indigenous studies, including questions relating to Sami language and identity, Northern/Arctic studies, including such diverse disciplines as technology and science, social sciences as well as the humanities.