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The University of Tromsø (Universitetet i Tromsø) is the world's northernmost university. Located in the city of Tromsø, Norway, it was founded in 1972. It is one of six universities in Norway, the other five being the University of Oslo, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Bergen, the University of Stavanger and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... County Troms Landscape Municipality NO-1902 Administrative centre Tromsø Mayor (2004) Herman Kristoffersen (Ap) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 18 2,566 km² 2,519 km² 0. ... Norway - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... The University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo, in Latin Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, norwegian ), modelled after the recently established Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Berlin. ... The main building of the Gløshaugen campus View from inside the Dragvoll campus structure The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, known by its Norwegian acronym NTNU (from Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet), is located in Trondheim and is attended by about 20,000 students. ... The University of Bergen (Universitetet i Bergen) is located in Bergen, Norway. ... The University of Stavanger (UiS) is located in Stavanger, Norway and has about 9,000 students and 910 administration, faculty and service staff. ... The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Universitetet for miljø- og biovitenskap, UMB) is a university in Norway, established as agricultural school in 1859. ...


The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS) was established in 1972 in Tromsø and in 1988 it was integrated as a faculty at the University of Tromsø. NCFS has a particular responsibility for the development of fundamental and scientific expertise within all areas of fisheries and aquaculture research in Norway. ...

Honorary doctors

An Honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum) is a degree awarded to someone by an institution that he or she may have never attended, it may be a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree - however, the latter is most common. ... Mordechai Vanunu (מרדכי ואנונו) (born October 13, 1954) is a former Israeli nuclear technician who publicly exposed Israels possession of nuclear weapons. ... Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachyov (Gorbachev)  listen (Russian: ; pronunciation: mih-kha-ILL ser-GHE-ye-vich gor-bah-CHYOHV) (born March 2, 1931), was leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. ...

External link

  • University of Tromsø (http://uit.no/informasjon/english)



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