Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Svalbard Museum moved to new quarters in the Svalbard Science Center in
April, 2006. To reach the museum, walk from Longyearbyen's shopping district to
the Radisson SAS Polar Hotel Spitsbergen, then continue down the road to the
The museum shares a large, modern building with the
Norwegian Polar Institute and UNIS (in
English, the University Centre in Svalbard). UNIS, which belongs to the
University of the Arctic, has about 100 undergraduate students and masters'
candidates. It offers specialty courses in Arctic biology, geology, geophysics,
UNIS students are required to pass an "Arctic Survival and
Safety" course that teaches such skills s snowmobile driving and the use of
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