Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s primary institution for educating the nation's future engineers and scientists. The university also has strong programmes in the social sciences, teacher education, the arts and humanities, medicine, architecture and fine art.

NTNU's cross-disciplinary research delivers creative innovations that have far-reaching social and economic impact.

About NTNU

With 20,000 students studying a range of disciplines in seven different faculties, NTNU is alive with the intellectual energy of people pursuing their dreams.

Whether your passion is ship design or medical research, virtual reality or urban renewal in China, NTNU has something for you. NTNU is Norway’s 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 master’s 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.

Organization, budget and employees

  • 14 faculties and 70 departments.
  • Annual budget NOK 7.6 billion
  • 6700 person-years, of which 4053 are in academic or scientific positions and 39 percent are women.
  • Close cooperation with SINTEF, an R&D organization with 1800 employees (both co-located with NTNU in Trondheim, and in Oslo).
  • Facilities (owned or rented) totaling 734 000 m2.


  • Specialization in technology and the natural sciences.
  • Also offers a range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes in the humanities, social sciences, economics, health sciences, education science, and aesthetic disciplines.
  • Professional degree programmes in medicine, psychology, architecture, the fine arts, music, and teacher education, in addition to technology.
  • 39 000 students, of which half study technology and the natural sciences.
  • 6000 participants in further education programmes.
  • About 6 500 bachelor's and master's degrees awarded each year.
  • About 3 000 international students.
  • Dozens of international student exchange programmes and more than 300 cooperative or exchange agreements with 60 universities worldwide.

Research, business and innovation

  • About 380 doctoral degrees awarded annually (44 % women).
  • More than 100 laboratories.
  • Coordinator for 19 projects in the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme and seven in Horizon 2020.
  • Sponsorship and cooperation agreements with Norwegian and international business and industry.
  • The NTNU University Library has 17 branches, 2 million printed volumes, 950 000 electronic books, 16 000 electronic journals, 3 000 printed journals and 450 databases.



NO-7491 Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway


NTNU in Ålesund, postboks 1517
NO-6025 Alesund, Møre og Romsdal, Norway


NTNU in Gjøvik, postboks 191,
NO-2802 Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway

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