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.

  • Annual budget in 2017: 9 billion NOK.
  • 7135 person-years in 2017, of which 4617 are in academic or scientific positions (41 per cent women).
  • 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.


  • Specialization in technology and the natural sciences. 75 per cent of Norway's master candidates in technology in 2017.
  • 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.
  • 40 181 registered students in 2017, of which about half study technology and the natural sciences.
  • 3460 international students in 2017.
  • 3335 registered students in further education programmes and experience-based master's in 2016.
  • 7210 bachelor's and master's degrees awarded in 2017.
  • Dozens of international student exchange programmes and more than 300 cooperative or exchange agreements with 60 universities worldwide.

Research, business and innovation

  • 362 doctoral degrees in 2017 (40 per cent women and 43 per cent international). 95 per cent are in technology (27 per cent women and 60 per cent international).
  • 120 large and small laboratories.
  • Horizon 2020: Participates in 92 projects.
  • Sponsorship and cooperation agreements with Norwegian and international business and industry.
  • The NTNU University Library has 17 branches, 2 million printed volumes, 925 000 electronic books and 275 databases. There are more than 3 million downloads of full text articles every year.

Further information

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