Norwegian University of science and Technology

NTNU – facts and figures

NTNU Main Administration Building. Photo: Maxime Lamdrot/NTNU

NTNU has headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Gjøvik and Ålesund.


Organization, budget and employees

  • Nine faculties and faculty level groups and 55 departments
  • Budget: NOK 9,4 billion, of which NOK 2 billion from external sources (2018)
  • 7401 full-time equivalents (FTEs) (2018). Two of three (4794) work with teaching, research and dissemination (academic positions), off which 40 per cent are women and more than 20 per cent are international.
  • Close cooperation with SINTEF, an R&D organization with 1800 employees (both co-located with NTNU in Trondheim, and in Oslo)
  • Facilities (owned or rented) totalling 734 000 m2
  • University Library with 16 library departments, 2 million printed books, 925 000 e-books, 275 databases and over 3 million annual full-text article downloads


  • Specialization in technology and the natural sciences. 75 per cent of Norway's master candidates in technology
  • Also offers a range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes in humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational sciences, architecture, entrepreneurship and aesthetic disciplines
  • Professional degree programmes in medicine, psychology, architecture, the fine arts, music, and teacher education, in addition to technology
  • 341 study programmes (2018)
  • 42 031 registered students autumn, of which about half study technology and the natural sciences (2018)
  • 3572 of the students are international (2018)
  • 4175 registered students in further education programmes, experience-based master's and ICT courses (2018)
  • 7220 bachelor's and master's degrees awarded (2018)
  • Dozens of international student exchange programmes and more than 300 cooperative or exchange agreements with 60 universities worldwide
  • More than 38 000 alumns worldwide

Research and collaboration with business

The history of NTNU

The Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology 2014 was awarded to the brain researchers May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser at NTNU and John O'Keefe at University College London.

Two students at former NTH – Norwegian Institute of Technology are awarded the Nobel Prize:
Ivar Giæver in Physics 1973 and Lars Onsager in Chemistry 1968

NTNU was established in 1996 after the merger of six research and higher educational institutions in Trondheim. 

More about the history of NTNU.