The University hospital of North Norway (UNN) is part of the Northern Norway Regional Health Authority and is the University and regional hospital for the three most northern counties in Norway (Nordland, Troms, Finnmark and Svalbard).
The hospital is serving 477 000 people and employees about 6580 people. It has functions within Cancer treatment, Cardiovascular treatment, Diagnostics, Pulmonary medicine, Stroke treatment, Trauma treatment, Neuromuscular diseases. Together with The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway (UiT) the hospital is responsible for the medical training in North Norway.
The hospital has a clinical trial unit (CTU) comprising a research ward where researchers can obtain support in performing clinical trials and other types of clinical research. The research unit works in close collaboration with the scientific communities at The Faculty of Health Sciences, at the UiT and the Biobank.
Collaboration with the UiT within medical training of students as well as close collaboration with the scientific communities at The Faculty of Health Sciences, at the UiT, also ensures strong ties between basic research, translational research and clinical research in the north. As part of this UNN hosts in tight collaboration with UiT a diversity of state of the art infrastructures in a number of platforms that allow a broad spectrum of users to study a wide range of subjects with translational medicine as a final goal.