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New student 2015

Orientation Week 10–16 August 2015 for international students is the perfect opportunity for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim, and to make friends.


Marisa Di Sabatino in the solar cell lab. Photo: Per Henning, NTNU.

NTNU has strong research communities in science and technology, the social sciences, teacher education, the arts and humanities, medicine, architecture and fine art.

The Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, four centres of excellence, six centres for research-based innovation, two centres for eco-friendly energy and two K.G. Jebsen Centres are hosted by NTNU.

Try our guide to NTNU experts if you're looking for experts on different topics.

Work at NTNU

Work and live in Trondheim. Founded more than 1,000 years ago, Trondheim is big enough to host a full range of cultural offerings, yet small enough to offer family-friendly and safe surroundings.

NTNU offers cutting-edge research opportunities and a welcoming work environment.



Drilling down to understand sea ice

(30 July 2015) Global warming is upending virtually everything that scientists know about the Arctic ice cap. NTNU researchers are working to change that.

NTNU professor and curator of the 22 July Centre explains the controversial exhibit

(17 July 2015) "July 22 affected individuals and Norwegian society in a way we have not experienced since World War II,” writes Tor Einar Fagerland.

NTNU Nobel Laureates discover speed cells in the brain

(16 July 2015) Neuroscientist May-Britt Moser first described the finding in her Nobel lecture in December last year. Now the results have been published in Nature.

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23,000 students

40 international master's programmes

90% employed within 4 months

367 doctoral dissertations in 2014

Video: Moser and Moser about their research

NTNU neuroscientists May-Britt and Edvard Moser won the The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 for their pioneering work in the field of brain research. (Video from 2011).For research-related videos, check out Gemini Research News on YouTube.

Video: Winter in Trondheim

Curious about how how much winter there is in Trondheim? Watch the video above. For course-related videos, presentations and glimpses from university life, check out NTNU Open video and NTNU on YouTube

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