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: 9 billion NOK (2017)
  • 7401 person-years, of which 4794 are in academic or scientific positions (47 per cent women) (2018)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 7210 bachelor's and master's degrees awarded (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 (40 per cent women and 43 per cent international) (2017)
    55 per cent are in technology (of which 27 per cent women and 60 per cent international) (2017)
  • 120 large and small laboratories
  • Horizon 2020: Participates in 92 projects (2018)
  • 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

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:56:08 +0100