Student life - Living in Ålesund
Unique relationship with industry
NTNU in Ålesund has close links with local companies when it comes to development, research and possibility for student projects.
The greater Aalesund area is one of the world's leading crossroads and a cluster of expertise for the fishing industry - deep sea fishing, fish farming, fish processing - and other maritime activities, such as ship design, ship construction and production of ship equipment.
These industries are responsible for the development of some of the best and most advanced fishing vessels and offshore oil service vessels in the world. Local companies like Rolls Royce Marine Technology and Aker Maritime are also servicing the ship building industry world-wide.
In the Ålesund area you can fish in rivers, waters and lakes, go for a boat trip, go hiking, cycle around idyllic islands, watch birds or go diving.
Alternatively, you can do omething as simple as wander along the pebbled beaches and enjoy the fresh sea air. The possibilities endless in this area full of contrasts - the choice is yours!