The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) is the world’s northernmost university and hosts 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 800 PhD students and 3,400 employees. The UiT academic community is highly international and more than 20% of the academic staff and 10% of the student body are from abroad. The University cooperates with all parts of the world and 200 international agreements secure an active academic exchange of students and staff with partner institutions worldwide. Researchers at UiT are involved as partners or PIs/coordinators in more than 80 projects funded by H2020 and the FP7.
The Faculty of Health Sciences engages 1,200 people (950 full-year equivalents) in research and administration, in training of 350 PhD students and in research-based teaching of 4,000 students from a broad spectre of health professions or biomedical educations. The faculty is involved in research project collaborations at regional, national and international levels (i.e. Societal Challenge 1, Marie Sklodow- ska-Curie Actions, Joint Program Initiatives). Research activities at the faculty are organized in eight departments, including those that hold scientific expertise and infrastructures of importance in several fields of translational medicine research, and runs specific close collaborations with the University hospital in Northern Norway (UNN).