NTNU Trondheim - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NTNU is the second largest of the eight universities in Norway, and has the main national responsibility for higher education in engineering and technology. In addition to engineering and the natural and physical sciences, the university offers advanced degrees in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts and humanities, teacher education, medicine, architecture and fine art.

NTNU has seven faculties with a total of 53 departments and has 20,000 students. Academic and administrative staff contribute 4,300 man-labour years of which 2,500 are in education and research. NTNU has more than 100 laboratories and is at any time running some 2,000 research projects. Students and staff can take advantage of 300 research agreements or exchange programs with 58 institutions worldwide.

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  • From bomb shelter beginnings to the Nobel Prize

    Two neuroscientists in Norway started their research in a university bomb shelter, and then went on to build a world-class laboratory and win the Nobel Prize.
  • The Black Death bacteria continues to kill

    It took almost six months for researchers to get permission from the FBI to study the plague bacteria that, in its time, killed half of Norway’s population. Now, an antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacteria has been found.
  • Improving migraine treatment with an app

    Migraine patients can toss away their headache diaries and pull out their smartphones to start tracking headaches. The app may become an important tool in prescribing the correct medications.
  • Turning seaweed to biofuel

    A Norwegian research group has been able to achieve bio-oil yields of 79 percent from a common kelp.
  • Hope for the climate, hope for clean air

    Climate talks in New York last week have offered a glimmer of hope that the world’s political leaders finally understand the need to act to curb global warming.
  • Viruses that play hide and seek

    Every year, two million children die of acute respiratory infections. Among the culprits are several different viruses, one of which your child almost certainly has had without you or the doctors ever knowing it.
  • Ebola’s deadly toll on healthcare workers

    Ebola’s deadly effects on the Sierra Leonean healthcare community not only has repercussions for the delivery of health care, but on the training of future health care providers involved in an innovative Norwegian surgical training programme.
  • From dried cod to tissue sample preservation

    Researchers are looking at the salt cod industry for a potential tissue sample drying technology that could save money without sacrificing tissue quality.
  • Working to improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer

    Severely ill prostate cancer patients are helping researchers test a diagnostic tool that involves injecting a radioactive substance into their bodies.
  • Beautiful, but blacklisted

    Policeman’s Helmet is a fast-growing plant that can easily adapt to different conditions.

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