(MSc in) Geotechnics and Geohazards
The Division of Geotechnical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is engaged in research and scientific services in determining fundamental behaviour of geotechnical materials and characterisation of their properties.
Fields of research
The division's fields of research and educations are in the areas of geohazards, soil structure interaction, soil modelling and numerical analyses, physical model testing, foundation engineering,offshore geotechnology, laboratory and field testing.
The Geotechnical Division at NTNU together with the International Centre for Geohazards (ICG) work on the assessment, prevention and mitigation of geohazards, including risks associated with landslides and mass transport in soil and rock due to rainfall, flooding, earthquakes and human intervention.
Engineering studies and NTNU
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the only university in Norway providing a complete range of advanced engineering education programmes. Together with the traditional university study areas, this creates a unique interdisciplinary learning environment. In sum, NTNU has around 20 000 students, of which about 8000 are studying engineering. The campus these 8000 students spend most of their time at, Gløshaugen, is conveniently located within walking distance from downtown Trondheim.
Some information about Norway
If you are anticipating a period of study in Norway, we think this background information worthwhile. These sources provide some insight concerning both the country and its people.
- Info about NTNU and life as a student in Trondheim
- Facts about Norway – what the figures say
- VisitNorway.com - information from across Norway, including short films
- The "official" page for Trondheim, which features many photos
- Norway.no - General information about the public sector.