About NTNU

About NTNU

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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About NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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NTNU is an international oriented university with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Gjøvik and Ålesund.

NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities. 

The university's root goes back to 1760 with the foundation of Det Trondhiemske Selskab (Trondheim Academy). A merger in 2016 made NTNU Norway's largest single university.

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  • Norway’s biggest university with headquarters in Trondheim
  • 398 study programmes and with 43 422 students, of which 4062 are international students
  • Three cities – Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund
Study at NTNU


  • Host or parter in 46 national research centres
  • Participates i 263 Horizon 2020 projects and awarded 28 ERC grants
  • More than 100 laboratories / research infrastructure, of which several are national resources
Research at NTNU


  • Host or partner in 26 centres for research-based innovation
  • Host or partner i 10 research centres for environment-friendly energy research
  • 15 innovation managers and innovation scholarship scheme for PhD candidates
Innovation at NTNU