Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s second largest university with 23,000 students and 5,000 employees. Around 10 % of our students and 19 % of our scientific staff are international.

Our vision is “Knowledge for a better world”, high academic quality and societal relevance our goal. Founded in 1996 through a merger of several independent institutions in Trondheim, NTNU is today a comprehensive public university offering graduate and professional studies in arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine, architecture, science and technology. There are 7 faculties and 49 departments, as well as a university museum and an integrated university hospital. Research and education within science and technology constitute our main profile, and we graduate near 80 % of the civil engineers and 24 % of all PhDs in Norway.

Interdisciplinary cooperation and experimental activities are prevalent at NTNU. We have more than a hundred laboratories, among which the Marine technology labs, NTNU NanoLab and ECCSEL carbon capture and storage facility. We are host to the Kavli Institute of Systems Neuroscience, four national centres of research excellence and four elite centres for research-based innovation, as well as a wide range of researchers’ schools. We cooperate closely with SINTEF, one of Europe’s largest independent research institutes. Together, NTNU and SINTEF are responsible for seven national research centres for environment-friendly energy. We have extensive collaboration with national and international industries on education, research and innovation. From 2014 NTNU will focus four cross-disciplinary strategic areas: Energy; Ocean science and technology; Health, welfare and technology; Sustainable societal development.

Trondheim is renowned for being the most popular student city in Norway with its plethora of cultural and social activities. The city is also venue for the bi-annual International Student Festival in Trondheim, ISFiT.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1996
Total Number of Staff 5029
Number of Academic Staff 2966
Number of Students 22935