The University Centre in Svalbard

Last month I was lucky enough to be invited back to The University Centre in Svalbard (more commonly known by its acronym UNIS) to teach the first week of the Masters course in Glaciology (AG-325). Its a great place to teach and study, and also February is a wonderful time to visit as the light is excellent. Here is a photo of 5 scooters coming home to the warm lights of Longyearbyen.

LongyearbyenCourses at UNIS are deeply integrated into the Arctic landscape and students can expect to explore their surroundings as part of their studies.

The deadline for applications for autumn courses is the 15th April, so check out the list of courses available here:

UNIS also hosts some great datasources on local weather and environmental conditions here:

About lindsey

Environmental scientist. I am glaciologist specialising in glacier-climate interactions to better understand the climate system. The point of this is to understand how glaciated envionments might change in the future - how the glaciers will respond and what the impact on associated water resources and hazard potential will be.
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