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 programs 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.
- Specialization in technology and the natural sciences. 75 percent of Norway's master candidates in technology
- Educates most teachers (teacher training, lecturer, primary school, vocational), and in health and fine arts in Norway
- Also offers a range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational sciences, architecture, entrepreneurship, and aesthetic disciplines
- Professional degree programs in medicine, psychology, architecture, the fine arts, music, and teacher education, in addition to technology
- Most first-priority applicants of Norwegian universities, 25 400 (2021), of the university that recruits the most nationally
- 356 study programs (2020), as well as further education
- 42 840 registered students, of which about half study technology and the natural sciences (2020)
- 6 percent of the students are international, and they are from 121 countries (2020)
- Just over half of the students are women (2019)
- Almost half of the students are in technical and natural sciences programs (2020)
- 4903 registered students in further education programs, and in experience-based master's (2020)
- 7889 bachelor's and master's degrees awarded (2020)
- Dozens of international student exchange programs and more than 300 cooperative or exchange agreements with 60 universities worldwide
- More than 38 000 alumni worldwide
The history of NTNU
- The Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology 2014 was awarded to the brain researchers May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser at NTNU and John O'Keefe at University College London.
- Two students at former NTH – Norwegian Institute of Technology are awarded the Nobel Prize: Ivar Giæver in Physics 1973 and Lars Onsager in Chemistry 1968
- NTNU was established in 1996 after the merger of six research and higher educational institutions in Trondheim.