Space Education in Norway

Universities in Norway are increasing their educational offer related to the space sector. Explore the growing options to build your future in this exciting field full of future opportunities.  


The Narvik campus of UiT The Arctic University of Norway has been a pioneer in Norway since 1996, offering technical education at both the BSc and MSc levels with a focus on satellite and aerospace engineering. Over the years, they have actively participated in various student satellite and sounding rocket projects. Currently, their significant long-term goals revolve around Sustainable Space Operations, driven by the research project QBDebris. This project aims to deploy a satellite specifically designed to target space debris.

Nord University

Nord University does not currently offer a space-related program. However, certain faculties are gradually increasing their focus on space-related initiatives to complement existing programs. Interestingly, these efforts are emerging from faculties that are not traditionally associated with technology but rather from other areas where space endeavours require human expertise. For instance, students enrolled in the master’s program “Entrepreneurship and Business Development” have engaged with Andøya Space to explore entrepreneurial opportunities within the space sector. Notably, one of these students received an award for the best startup in North Norway in 2023, underscoring the significance of space education in catering to a diverse range of student profiles.


The Tromsø campus of UiT The Arctic University of Norway provides two distinct Space Physics study programs: the “Engineer Space Physics” (a 5-year program) and the opportunity to pursue a 2-year Master’s degree in “Space Physics” after completing a bachelor’s degree in science. UiT has actively engaged in using sounding rockets for several decades and enjoys international recognition for its ground-based facilities. The research areas span a wide range, including auroras, ionospheric processes, radar signal processing (with applications such as space debris and meteors), cosmic dust, dusty plasma, and machine learning.


The University of Oslo (UiO) provides a comprehensive range of multidisciplinary space-related activities across various departments. At the bachelor’s level, relevant programs include “Physics and Astronomy” and “Electronics, Informatics, and Technology”. Additionally, UiO offers dedicated 2-year master’s programs such as “Space Systems”, “Space Physics and Technology”, and “Astronomy”. UiO has a longstanding tradition of robust research and education in space and solar physics. This legacy encompasses several sounding rocket campaigns, conducted for both scientific exploration and educational purposes. Furthermore, UiO actively participates in the national CubeSat program.


The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), while not offering a dedicated program exclusively focused on aerospace education, actively engages in space-related endeavours across various faculties. Noteworthy examples include satellite and sensor system development within the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Additionally, significant research efforts in space material science are conducted within the Faculty of Engineering. Furthermore, NTNU provides a comprehensive 5-year MSc program in Electronics and Cybernetics, with the last two years specifically tailored to incorporate an extra focus on space-related studies. Notably, NTNU boasts a rich history of technology platform development for ocean applications, including the successful creation of satellites through the NTNU SmallSat Lab.

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