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Up to 1,000 researchers from approx. 30 nations conduct research in Svalbard every year. The Svalbard Science Forum (SSF) secretariat in Longyearbyen provides an overview of research activities in Svalbard and facilitates collaboration between the relevant research communities.



  • Arctic Field Grant results

    Ph.D. student Lukasz Stachnik received funding from the Arctic Field Grant (AFG) in 2012 and 2013.

  • Kings Bay Annual report 2015

    Natural science research is experiencing positive development within the terrestrial, glaciological, atmospheric and marine biology fields. Development has increased steadily in the last couple of years. The high levels of research activity from 2014 also continued in 2015.

  • UNIS Annual Report 2015

    690 students from 44 nations took courses at UNIS in 2015. It's an increase of nearly 100 students compered to 2014.

  • Svalbard research a top priority

    The Norwegian government names research and higher education among the most important activities in Svalbard in the years to come.

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