Although the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) specialises in engineering, technology and natural sciences, it also has students, teachers and researchers across social sciences, health sciences, medicine, arts and humanities.
It is the largest university in Norway, which has only eight universities, and has been restructured to amalgamate various institutions, museums and academic societies since 1760.
The two main campuses – Gløshaugen for engineering and sciences and Dragvoll for humanities and social sciences – are both located in the city of Trondheim. There are other campuses for marine technology, medicine, archaeology, music and art.
In 2016 NTNU merged with three university colleges to form a new university with more campuses in the area.
Around 39,000 students are enrolled at the university, half of which study natural sciences or technology courses. Just under 10 per cent of the student population are international, and the university has exchange agreements with 60 different universities around the world.
More than 30 master’s programmes are taught in English and students organise the International Student Festival in Trondheim with renowned speakers each year.
The university library is made up of 17 branches containing 2 million volumes and hundreds of thousands of electronic books and journals.
In addition to 10 main faculties, the university also consists of a business school, the NTNU University Museum, and the university colleges.
NTNU had around 85,000 applications to study in 2011, around four times the total student population across all disciplines and levels of study. Nearly half of all students are women.