NTNU’s scattered academic environment in Trondheim will towards 2029 be unified in one urban campus in the area around Gløshaugen.
The aim is to further enable the possibility to study, research, innovate and disseminate across the traditional disciplines and facilitate better quality in education, research and dissemination.
Statsbygg is responsible for building up to 92,000 square meters and re-build up to 45,000 square meters of university buildings to make it possible to unify NTNU in Trondheim over the next ten years.
What is unified campus?
NTNU’s unified campus is funded through the state budget as a state development project. The project is the largest in NTNU’s overall project portfolio for campus development.
On January 19, 2018, the government decided on the overall framework for the NTNU unified campus project. They decided that NTNU’s campus should be further developed as a coherent project with multidisciplinary gathering of academic environments around Gløshaugen. And that the state should finance buildings up to 92,000 m2 gross area and re-building of existing areas up to 45,000 gross area. Statsbygg is responsible for further project development and implementation of the construction project.
Why unified campus?
Physical infrastructure is one of the tools that influence how the university’s core tasks can be exercised and developed. Through its campus development NTNU facilitates the university’s core tasks in education and learning environment, research, art, innovation and dissemination. Further development of NTNU’s campus is therefore a tool for achieving academic ambitions and the desired strategic direction.
The unified NTNU campus in Trondheim is an important factor in campus development, as it includes a billion in project funding from the state and will be completed within a limited period. The societal objective of the project is to establish a robust and flexible physical infrastructure that strengthens interdisciplinarity and provides good conditions for extracting synergies.
A well designed and planned campus facilitates more collaboration, and more and better opportunities to combine knowledge and subjects. And for better communication between students, between students and researchers. And between academia, the business community and the local community.