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General text to describe NTNU
Here, you can find text describing NTNU, which you can use as a basis for websites, brochures, applications and other purposes.
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In general, NTNU must be referred to as «NTNU». If you need to specify the geographical location, use «NTNU in Gjøvik», «NTNU in Ålesund» or «NTNU in Brussels», for example. Note the «in».
The term «new NTNU» must not be used.
The texts below are intended as a basis for use in websites, brochures, applications and other purposes. Different versions are available, so that you can choose the one that meets your needs best. You can also combine parts of different texts as needed.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.
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At NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, we create knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.
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 programmes 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.
NTNU has eight faculties, the University Museum and University Library, 42 000 students and 7700 full-time equivalent employees.
NTNU is committed to innovative education, especially increased use of learning methods with active student involvement and digitalization.
NTNU has four strategic areas of research in 2014–2023: sustainability, energy, oceans, and health. The university is also the host or partner for 47 large research centres.
A significant number of NTNU’s students (see the number of students) are international and we have a wide international network. NTNU has office in Brussels (together with the University of Bergen and SINTEF).
NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is the largest university in Norway today, with a history dating back to 1910. NTNU’s vision is to create knowledge for a better world. NTNU aims to provide solutions that can change and improve everyday life.
Two researchers employed at NTNU have received Nobel Prizes: May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser (2014). In addition, the Nobel laureates Ivar Giæver (1973) and Lars Onsager (1968) studied at one of the university’s predecessors: NTH, the Norwegian Institute of Technology.
NTNU is headquartered in Trondheim, with campuses in Gjøvik and Ålesund. NTNU has eight faculties, as well as the University Museum and University Library, see the number of students and full-time equivalent staff.
NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, several programmes 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.
At NTNU, students can choose between nearly 400 programmes of study in Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund. The university offers Norway’s widest range of programmes in technology, health, teacher education, the arts and music disciplines.
NTNU aims to provide education distinguished by quality at a high international level and has two Centres of Excellence in Higher Education designated by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). The university is committed to innovative education, especially increased use of learning methods with active student participation and digitalization.
NTNU is Norway’s most international university in terms of student exchange. NTNU collaborates with more than 730 institutions in more than 100 countries. The university has a significant number of international students (see the number of students). Our priority areas for collaboration are the European Union, the United States, China and Japan.
Research forms part of the ongoing activities through a variety of projects and programmes in addition to specialized centres. NTNU is host or partner for 47 large research centres (centres of excellence - centres of research-based innovation - research centres for environment friendly energy research). The university has been granted 484 projects (26 October 2023) in the EU’s frame programmes FP7, H2020 and Horizon Europe and is awarded 33 ERC grants (26 October 2023).
NTNU has four strategic areas of research in 2014–2023: sustainability, energy, oceans, and health. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, these research areas aim to address complex challenges of great importance for society. In addition, NTNU has strategic initiatives in 2011–2023 in biotechnology, digital and nano («enabling technologies»).
NTNU works in close collaboration with the research institution SINTEF, business and industry. The university has a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. In 2005–2015, NTNU collaborated with business and industry in more than 10 000 projects. This included some 1200 Norwegian and 760 international companies.
NTNU is ranked as number one in the world in collaboration with industry partners, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings in March 2017. NTNU has an extensive international network with NTNU office in Brussels (together with the University of Bergen and SINTEF).
In academic publications, we write the full name of the university.
NTNU has had a highly positive trend in terms of publishing. This benefits us in many ways, which include increasing NTNU’s international visibility and recognition. To strengthen this effect further, all academic staff must use both the abbreviation «NTNU» and the full name «Norwegian University of Science and Technology» for the university when they publish academic articles.
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