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NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology


NTNU is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and Gjøvik.

NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programs of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines, and artistic activities.


  • Specialization in technology and the natural sciences. 75 percent of Norway's master candidates in technology
  • Educates most teachers (teacher training, lecturer, primary school, vocational), and in health and fine arts in Norway
  • Also offers a range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational sciences, architecture, entrepreneurship, and aesthetic disciplines
  • Professional degree programs in medicine, psychology, architecture, the fine arts, music, and teacher education, in addition to technology
  • Most first-priority applicants of Norwegian universities, 25 400 (2021), of the university that recruits the most nationally
  • 356 study programs (2020), as well as further education
  • 42 840 registered students, of which about half study technology and the natural sciences (2020)
  • 6 percent of the students are international, and they are from 121 countries (2020)
  • Just over half of the students are women (2019)
  • Almost half of the students are in technical and natural sciences programs (2020)
  • 4903 registered students in further education programs, and in experience-based master's (2020)
  • 7889 bachelor's and master's degrees awarded (2020)
  • Dozens of international student exchange programs and more than 300 cooperative or exchange agreements with 60 universities worldwide
  • More than 38 000 alumni worldwide

The history of NTNU

  • The Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology 2014 was awarded to the brain researchers May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser at NTNU and John O'Keefe at University College London.
  • Two students at former NTH – Norwegian Institute of Technology are awarded the Nobel Prize: Ivar Giæver in Physics 1973 and Lars Onsager in Chemistry 1968
  • NTNU was established in 1996 after the merger of six research and higher educational institutions in Trondheim.


  • 42 000 students
  • 9000 employees
  • 400 doctoral degrees
  • NOK 9,4 billion annual budget

    Campus Features


    Trondheim is well known as a top location for students and academics, and the city is regularly rated as the best student town in Norway. Out of the total population of 190 000, 36 000 are university students who leave their mark on the city. Whether you want vibrant city life or a lighted ski trail – Trondheim has it all!

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      • Trondheim

        Høgskoleringen,1, 7491, Trondheim

      • Alesund

        Larsgårdsvegen 2, , Alesund

        • Gjøvik

          Teknologivegen 22, , Gjøvik


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