Strategic Research Areas

Strategic Research Areas, ill: Super Heroes

NTNU Energy, NTNU Health, NTNU Oceans and NTNU Sustainability address complex challenges of great importance for society.

Research Excellence

Research Excellence includes EU funded projects, private funding, national initiatives and NTNU's own initiatives.

Enabling Technologies

NTNU will strengthen the fundamental, long-term research and infrastructure through NTNU Biotechnology, NTNU Digital and Nano@NTNU.


NTNU has several centres with different dependencies. Here are the major centres.


Many NTNU laboratories are national resources, and most are used in teaching as well as research.

Faculties and departments

Find research of interest at the faculties and departments.

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 coursework. The Graduate Researcher Schools complements the regular PhD Programmes. PhD positions are announced in NTNU's job listing.

International Researcher Support

Counselling services for international researchers at NTNU.

Facts and figures

Need an expert?

Collage of experts at NTNU

620 of NTNU's experts are available to comment on a range of topics. Use the alphabetical guide or search by name or theme.

Publications and disputations

Innovation resources

Students in a workshop

NTNU provides its scientific community with the expertise within commercial possibilities.

NTNU in Brussels

Our office in Brussels works to promote and strengthen the NTNU's image and participation in EU and related initiatives. It represents «the door to Europe» for NTNU employees and «the door to NTNU» for organizations that want to start collaborations and create synergies with us.

NTNU in Tokyo

NTNU and the University of Bergen (UiB) have a common adviser at Innovation Norway's Tokyo office in an effort to increase research and education partnerships with Japanese academic environments and institutions.

All the cities

Most prolific partnership

CEO SINTEF Alexandra Bech Gjørv and Rector NTNU Gunnar Bovim

THE – Times Higher Education World University Rankings: NTNU is number one of the universities producing the highest proportion of the research in collaboration with a single partner from industry: SINTEF. The link accounts for 9.1 per cent of NTNU's total research output.

Partners and collaborators

NTNU's main partners and collaborators in research and innovation:

Research news

Samples of different kind of trees

Gemini with research news from NTNU and SINTEF.
The latest news:

Questions about research at NTNU?

Please contact

Architecture and Design

The Pier by NTNU Live Studio

Piren/the Pier, NTNU’s Live Studio project at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, received an award presented by the Ministry of Education and Research for quality of education in 2015. Together with SINTEF, NTNU students designed and built a bold structure in timber; a cantilevered pier projecting 12 metres out over the Nidelva river in Trondheim.

Nobel Prize in Medicine

Edvard and May-Britt Moser

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

Academic Enterprise Awards

Seram Coatings

The 2015 Academic Enterprise Awards was awarded to Seram Coatings for the development of an anti-corrosion and wear-resistant coating based on silicon carbide, one of the worlds hardest compounds.

Starmus in Trondheim

Stephen Hawking at Starmus

Starmus Festival 2017: Science and the arts with the goal of bringing an understanding and appreciation of science. With Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize Winners, astronauts and cosmonauts.

A winner of a strong heart!

CERG logo

The Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) aims to define optimal exercise programmes for every day people. Try out their popular fitness calculator.