NTNU

2020 FACTS NTNU:

41,971 STUDENTS
7,401 FULL TIME EMPLOYEES
397 PHD STUDENTS

NTNU has four strategic areas of research in 2014–2023:

SUSTAINABILITY, ENERGY, OCEANS, AND HEALTH.

NTNU is also the host and/or partner for 35 large research centres.  

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. The university has 42 000 students and 7600 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 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. 

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 35 large research centres (centres of excellence, research-driven innovation and environmentally friendly energy). The university participates in 172 Horizon 2020 projects (March 2020) and has 12 ERC grants(March 2020).  

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 2011–2020 in biotechnology, digital and nano («enabling technologies»). 

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).  

NTNU works in close collaboration with the research institution SINTEF, business and industry about research, innovation and education.

University collaboration:Trondheim City and our university NTNU has a strong collaboration.
Visit Trondheim collaborate closely with the University in attracting international association congresses to the city.