Norwegian University of science and Technology

NTNU - facts and figures

As of January 1, 2016 NTNU merged with the University College in Sør-Trøndelag, the University College in Gjøvik and the University College in Ålesund.

Organization, budget and employees

  • 9 faculties and 56 departments.
  • Annual budget NOK 8,19 billion NOK.
  • 6900 person-years, of which 4377 are in academic or scientific positions and 40 per cent are 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.
  • 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.
  • 39 700 students, of which half study technology and the natural sciences.
  • 3335 in further education programmes and experience-based master's in 2016.
  • 6843 bachelor's and master's degrees awarded in 2016.
  • 3596 international students in 2016.
  • Dozens of international student exchange programmes and more than 300 cooperative or exchange agreements with 60 universities worldwide.

Research, business and innovation

  • 363 doctoral degrees in 2016 (33,88 per cent women).
  • 120 large and small laboratories.
  • Horizon 2020: Participate in 71 projects, of which 2 are ERC-projects and 13 are coordinated by NTNU.
  • 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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