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    NTNU offers more than 35 International Master's Programmes, taught in English

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 twoK.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.



How was your stay at NTNU?

(22 June 2015) A photo competition for international students at NTNU reveal what they were up to when they were not studying.

Norwegians — and the rest of the world — are not afraid of climate change

(17 June 2015) More and more people claim to have experienced the direct impacts of climate change. Yet we are worrying less about how climate change may affect us.

We know more about the moon than the ocean floor

(10 June 2015) NTNU researchers are delving deep to investigate the seabed and opportunities to extract precious metals that lie several thousand metres deep.


More news from NTNU

Main Administration Building. Gløshaugen Campus. Photo.


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).

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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