UIT the Arctic University of Norway

3.6 out of 5 (25 ratings / 22 reviews) Tromsø, Norway
UiT The Arctic University of Norway is the third largest in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Its location on the edge of the Arctic implies a mission. The Arctic is of increasing global importance. At UiT The Arctic University of Norway you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

About

Education

Teaching is research-based. UiT´s eight faculties offer, in spite of a dedication to Northern issues, a broad range of study programmes. The academic community in Tromsø is highly international. More than 20% of the academic staff and 10% of the student body are from abroad. The University offers more than 20 English taught master´s degree programmes, and all faculties offer English taught courses at both bachelor’s and master’s level.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
351
2021
351 50
2020
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
440 -24
2021
416 -27
2020
389
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
501
2020
501 100
2019
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
440 -7
2020
433
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

The Housing Department offers rental of rooms to students at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, Alta, Narvik, Hammerfest, Harstad and Longyearbyen. 

The rooms are equipped with basic furniture and share some common facilities: kitchen, bathrooms, toilets, storage rooms and laundry room. The Arctic Student Organisation of Norway provides hardware items in the kitchen: refrigerator, cooker, dining table, chairs, etc. Students should supply their own kitchen equipment

Library services

  • Alta Library
  • Contremporary Art Library
  • Culture and Social Sciences Library
  • Education Library
  • Hammerfest Library
  • Harstad Library
  • Museum Library
  • Music Library
  • Narvik Library
  • Psychology and Law Library
  • Science and Health Library

ICT services

  • Office 365
  • Outlook
  • Wifi
  • VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a prerequisite to gain access to many of the university's restricted services. There are several ways to install Anyconnect. We recommend Manual installation for privately set up machines and Installation through Software center for UiT computers.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus Tromsø is the administrative center of the university.
  • Campus Alta is growing in student numbers and the study portfolio is expending. They have well established international cooperation with partner institutions in Europe, the Barents Region and the Circumpolar North in general.
  • Hammerfest is known as «the oil city» in Finnmark, where Snøhvit-gas is produced.
  • Harstad is located on the biggest island of Norway “Hinnøya”.
  • Kirkenes has been considered the capital of the Barents region.
  • At the foot of Fagernes Mountain, Narvik has established itself as a unique and attractive technological focal point for bright minds, successful companies and active students.

Sports facilities

  • Sports clubs

Student clubs

  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
  • DebutUkA
  • International student's union in tromsø (ISU)
  • Student House driv
  • Student Sport Centre (KRAFT)
  • Student Parliament
  • Student Society in Tromsø
  • TSI Tromsø Students Sport Club
  • University Chaplaincy
  • UTROPIA - Student Newspaper in Tromsø

Student Reviews

UiT Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university provides the best research environment in distinct fields. The university library is the great knowledge hub for the students with the best IT services during research work. All the faculties and specifically supervisors during our academics are very supportive. Overall, UiT is the best university as per my experience. Thanks, Ravindra R Patil

Needly
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Need of admission after graduation

Northern Studies
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The program is super interesting and relevant, however, the professors are not the best at teaching and transferring information to the students.

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