University of Tromsø

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The University of Tromsø - The arctic university of Norway
UiT Norges arktiske universitet
Other names
UiT, UiT The arctic university of Norway
Former name
University of Tromsø
Established1968 [1]
Endowmentkr2.9 billion[2]
RectorDr. Anne Husebekk
DirectorLasse Lønnum
Students14,551[3]
LocationTromsø, Alta, Harstad, Narvik and Hammerfest, Norway
AffiliationsUarctic[4]
Websiteuit.no

University of Tromsø (UiT, "The arctic university of Norway") is a university in Norway. The main campus is in Tromsø. It also has campuses in Alta, Hammerfest, Harstad and Narvik. The main campus is located north on the Tromsø island in Troms county.

The university was founded in 1971 by the Norwegian government. It has had four mergers since then:

When UiT merged with Tromsø University College it became the oldest school in Norway. Tromsø University College was founded on 7 February 1826. It was then called Trondenes seminar.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Building data for UiT" (PDF). Regjeringen.no. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  2. "UiT Endowment 2016". Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  3. "UiT Main page". UiT.
  4. "UArctic - University of the Arctic". UArctic - University of the Arctic.
  5. Kunnskapsdepartementet (26 September 2008). "Universitetet og høyskolen i Tromsø slås sammen". Regjeringen.no.
  6. Kunnskapsdepartementet (15 February 2013). "Fusjon mellom Høgskolen i Finnmark og Universitetet i Tromsø". Regjeringen.no.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kunnskapsdepartementet (19 June 2015). "Sammenslåing av Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges arktiske universitet, Høgskolen i Narvik og Høgskolen i Harstad". Regjeringen.no.