Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

4.6 out of 5 (716 reviews) Gjøvik, Norway
With 20,000 students studying a range of disciplines in seven different faculties, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is alive with the intellectual energy of people pursuing their dreams.

PhD Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



As of January 1, 2016 NTNU merged with the University College in Sør-Trøndelag, the University College in Gjøvik and the University College in Ålesund. The decision regarding the new faculty/departmental structure will be made in the spring of 2016.


Whether your passion is ship design or medical research , virtual reality or urban renewal in China , NTNU has something for you. NTNU is Norways second largest university, with an annual budget of about US $800 million. Its 53 departments are spread out over seven major campuses, and graduate about 3,300 students every year, two-thirds of which are masters or PhD candidates. The university has more than 100 laboratory facilities distributed among the different faculties and departments. These are central elements in NTNU's education and research work.


One hundred years of innovation NTNU research is cutting edge, and many of the technological and cultural innovations that allow Norway to extract oil from the North Sea , grow healthy salmon in fish farms , or interpret the countrys 9,000 years of human history have been developed here. In fact, the university itself, founded in 1910, has contributed a solid century of academic achievements and discoveries that have shaped Norwegian society.


The Career advisers at NTNU can help you with the process of searching for a job, and information on the employment situation and more. The goal is to ease the transition between your studies and establishing your career. An important aspect of the Career Services office is to build networks and to increase the amount of contact between NTNU and the working world. We work with student associations, the Ideaportalen and Career Days at Dragvoll to present potential employers to students.

University Ranking

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Student services

The Section of Student Services answering student inquiries at NTNU, Trondheim. The first line office for students has a desk at both Gløshaugen and Dragvoll. The section also deliver counseling and courses for students.

The Section of Student Services delivers career counseling, motivational counseling and supplies for the studies, counseling for athlete students on a high level and counseling for students with disabilities.

The courses are job application courses, courses in presentation techniques, courses in study techniques, courses for students with reading and writing disabilities and courses for students with other disabilities.

Housing services

Housing for International master's studentsIf you're in an International Master's programme, programme coordinators will organize housing for you. If you're a visiting or exchange student, you will be informed about housing by the Office of International Relations.Housing for PhD candidatesPhD candidates are not eligible to live in NTNU housing, but can get help finding housing from their respective faculties, or from our International Staff Services office.

Library services

NTNU's 11 libraries are home to 2.8 million printed volumes, 37 500 electronic books and 10 000 electronic journals, and offer access to 1200 international reference databases. The various libraries on NTNU campuses also have a number of paper copies of important peer-reviewed journals and other publications; Gunnerus Library is home to a substantial photo and manuscript archive.

ICT services

Supercomputing facilities NTNU has its own supercomputer, called Njord, named after the Norwegian god who is the protector of seafarers and fishermen and who sends favourable winds and calm seas. Njord is an IBM p575+ interconnected with a high-bandwidth low-latency switch network (HPS).

Medical services

MI Lab focused on four main areas:

  • High quality medical imaging products and applications for non-expert users at the initial point of care;
  • Less complications and quicker rehabilitation with image-guided, minimally invasive surgery;
  • Quicker and more precise choices efficient treatment through decision-making based on advanced medical imaging;

Student Life

Campus life

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has campuses all accross the country, from Alesund, Tyholt, Lerkendal-Valgrinda or Gjovik.

Sports facilities

The center will develop and disseminate knowledge in planning, construction and management of sports facilities. Through this they will strengthen the expertise on sports facilities of all types and sizes. The center will also develop sport technology that will contribute to increased activity and better performance.

Student clubs

Norways most popular student city Students are at the core of NTNUs vibrancy. The university is home to roughly 350 different student organizations , where you can meet people who are interested in everything from Amnesty International to telemark skiing . NTNUI , the student athletic organization, operates two sports centres with training facilities and courses.