Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the largest university in Norway today, with a history dating back to 1910. NTNU’s social mission is to create knowledge for a better world and deliver solutions that can change and improve everyday life. NTNU’s headquarters are in Trondheim, with campuses in Gjøvik and Ålesund.

NTNU has:

  • Eight faculties in addition to units such as the NTNU University Museum and the NTNU University Library
  • About 42 000 students
  • 7 400 full-time equivalent staff

NTNU has the main responsibility for higher education in technology in Norway, and is the country’s premier institution for the education of engineers. The university offers several programmes of professional study and a broad academic curriculum in the natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education, humanities, medicine and health sciences, economics, finance and administration, as well as architecture and the arts.

Research forms part of the activities through a variety of projects and programmes in addition to specialized centres.

NTNU has four strategic areas of research in 2014–2023: sustainability, energy, oceans, and health. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, these research areas aim to address complex challenges of great importance for society.

In addition, NTNU has strategic commitment to three enabling technologies in: biotechnology, ICT and nanotechnology.
Enabling technologies involve interdisciplinary basic research that contributes to developing new industries, products and solutions in most sectors of society.

Two researchers employed at NTNU have received Nobel Prizes: May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser (2014). In addition, the laureates Ivar Giæver (1973) and Lars Onsager (1968) were educated at the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), which was one of NTNU’s predecessors.

Currently, NTNU is an active member of several initiatives at European level, among which:

HEU Strategic Partnerships

  • Clean aviation
  • Zero-emission waterborne transport
  • Processes4Planet
  • Transforming Europe’s rail system
  • Clean Hydrogen
  • Built4People
  • 2ZERO
  • European industrial battery value chain
  • Circular bio-based Europe


  • Climate-KIC
  • InnoEnergy
  • Food
  • Raw Materials

University Alliances



EUA – CESAER – N5T – EERA – Science Business – Santander Group


Services of the Brussels office

  • NTNU in Brussels works to promote and strengthen NTNU’s image and participation in Europe.
  • The office represents both “the door to NTNU” for organizations that want to collaborate and create synergies with NTNU, and “the door to Europe” for employees interested in making use of the services.
  • The office provides relevant information, operational consulting and support to NTNU employees willing to work in and contribute to the European Research Area.
  • The office advise academic groups in identifying and supporting the participation in leading European networks and in long-term positioning with respect to relevant European organizations, alliances and platforms.
  • The office also assist in identifying appropriate funding opportunities and building partnerships and consortia for specific funding announcements.


NTNU Main building in Trondheim, at Gløshaugen Campus. Foto: Mentz Indergaard/ NTNU Info
NTNU Brussels office