NTNU Research


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30 of 100 family members were stricken with cancer. After 15 years of genotyping, the researchers used a new method. They found the family's cancer gene after only a few weeks.


PhD Opportunities

NTNU offers a wide range of doctoral programmes. Candidates must be admitted to a specific PhD programme in order to earn a degree from NTNU, and must undertake both research and courseworkPhD positions are announced in NTNU's job listing: NTNU Vacancies and Job Openings.




NTNU has more than 100 laboratories, many of which are national resources. Most of the laboratories are used in teaching as well as research.


International Researcher Support

NIRS offers counselling services for international researchers at NTNU.


Need an expert?

Find over 500 of NTNU's experts, available to comment on a range of topics. Use the alphabetical guide or search by name or theme.


Business and Innovation

Evaluating the commerical possibilities of an idea, starting a company, or in need of expertise on intellectual property rights – NTNU provides its scientific community with the expertise. The commercialisation of new technology is one of the key tasks of NTNU's Technology Transfer Office.


Science News


Science News from NTNU and SINTEF

4 Nobel laureates
in Chemistry, Physics and Medicine

76 spin-offs
in the last five years

100 laboratories
from Nano Lab to Language Lab

367 doctoral dissertaions
in 2014

Art and Architecture

Naust Paa Aure

Tyin tegnestue Architects was established by two students, now employees at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art. The Naust Paa Aure was nominated to European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, Mies Van der Rohe Award.


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The 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine
was awarded to May-Britt and Edvard Moser for the discovery of grid cells, that provide the brain with an internal coordinate system essential for navigation.


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The 2014 Teknologibragden Award was awarded to Professor Alf Inge Wang at the Department of Computer and Information Science for his effort within gamification of education and the education game Kahoot!


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The 2014 winner of the Nils Klim Prize Terje Lohndal wants to "know whether there are any language-specific mechanisms at work, and what the interplay between the language faculty and general cognition is".


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Be the winner of a strong heart!
The Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) aims to define optimal exercise programs for everyday people. Try out their popular fitness calculator.