International Staff Week

Invitation to UiT, the northernmost university in the world

Dear colleague,

you are cordially invited to particpate in an International Staff Exchange to Tromsø. Let us know if you are interested and apply to your International Office for funding!

16 - 20 November 2015 

Application deadline: 15 October

Experience the High North and its Northern Lights, strengthen your partnership with UiT The Arctic University of Norway, explore cooperation possibilities with our different campuses and exchange best practices in internationalization with colleagues from UiT and our partner institutions!

The International Staff Week at UiT

  • introduces you to UiTs research and education, the city of Tromsø and opportunities for international students at UiT's different campus locations in Alta, Harstad and Narvik

  • creates a platform for discussion and learning about topics relevant for international coordinators and student advisors such as
    • educational cooperation with and in the High North 
    • Erasmus+ global and Strategic partnerships
    • international admissions - different practices and rules  
    • the social life of students - integration, learning environment and psychological health
    • quality assurance of English taught studies
    • how to organize an international orientation week
    • career development and alumni relations - internationalization of learning outcomes?
  • enhances networking between ERASMUS coordinators and international student advisers from different countries and institutions

  • will give new impulses for your daily work through exchange of experience and personal interaction

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

As one of the four major universities in Norway, UiT educates students in all classical disciplines:

  • medicine and health studies
  • humanities, social sciences and education
  • science and technology
  • law
  • economics
  • fine arts
  • sports and tourism

UiT is highly committed to research and education on the Arctic in change. Research and education has shaped the character of the city of Tromsø for 4 decades. Tromsø hosts also the Fram High North Research Centre on Climate and the Environment with over 20 national research institutes connected. The university attracts an increasing number of students from the south and abroad. 25% of UiT's staff is international.

In recent years, UiT has merged with several University Colleges in Northern-Norway and transformed into a multi-campus university with 15 500 students. From 1.1.2016 we are offering exchange studies and English taught programmes in 4 different locations in Northern Norway: Tromsø, Alta, Narvik and Harstad. 

The High North is a highly international region, dedicated to cross-border and circumpolar cooperation. With increased international attention on climate change and the geopolitical impact of the region, the Arctic is a hot spot of development. With the Arctic Council Secretariat in town, Tromsø is becoming more and more a capital of the Circumpolar North. Our students learn about global issues through contact with local environments and northern societies.

UiT is one of the founding members of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) , a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutions and organisations concerned with education and research in and about the North. 


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions:

UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Department of Academic Affairs
International Office

Contact persons:

Sigrid Ag
Head of the International Office
Tel. +47 77623368

Ute Vogel
International Adviser
Communications & Recruitment

Tel. +47 77623282
Skype for Business:

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Starts: 16. November 2015 kl. 09.00
Ends: 20. November 2015 kl. 12.00
Where: UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Location / Campus: Tromsø
Target group: Guests, Invited
Phone: +47 77623282

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