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University of Tromsø leader: The government should let us take over UNIS


The University Centre in Svalbard is hoping to double in size during the next several years – but if the head of The University of Tromsø gets her way it’ll no longer be Svalbard’s university.

A proposed takeover of UNIS by UiT will be discussed by the Tromsø university’s board Tuesday, President Anne Husebekk told High North News. She said the proposal, if approved, would be submitted to the Norwegian government as a recommendation to be included in a revised “white paper” now being drafted that outline policy goals for the archipelago.