Institutional Cooperation
of UCT Prague + UiT Tromso
Establishing of Institutional Cooperation between UiT The Arctic University of Norway and University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague in education in the field of food quality and biotechnology


About UiT Tromso

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is located in Northern Norway and has about 12000 students, 10 % of them international. The Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE) comprises of three institutes and provides education in key research areas including aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting / biodiscovery, fish health and marine food science. The Faculty consists of Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NFH) and School of Business and Economics. The Faculty employs 350 scientific and administrative staff and has about 1200 MSc and BSc students and 100 PhD students. The main task of BFE is to conduct teaching and research dissemination at a high national and international level within all relevant fields. Prioritized research areas are aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, climate, life in the arctic, marine bioprospecting, fish health, seafood products, business and macroeconomics. Research facilities include modern and well-equipped laboratories, research vessels and an aquaculture research station. The faculty is coordinator/partner in several EU and large national projects, particularly in areas embracing the Arctic environment. The NFH undertakes research and research-based teaching of high national / international quality in an interdisciplinary environment.

KEY PEOPLE of UiT Tromso

Prof. Klara Stensvåg, Ph.D.

Prof. Klara Stensvåg, Ph.D. Dr. Klara Stensvåg is professor in Marine Biotechnology form The UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø. She took her PhD in 1998. Her main research focus is use of different marine bioresources and she has been working on fish immunology and defense molecules in marine invertebrates. The main activity in ongoing projects is marine bioprospecting and drug discovery with a particularly focus of antimicrobial compounds and bioactive peptides. She has been a member of a national scientific board in biotechnology and teach in Marine Biotechnology.

Prof. Ragnar Olsen, Ph.D.

Professor Ragnar L. Olsen Professor Ragnar L. Olsen has a PhD in Biochemistry and was appointed professor in marine biochemistry at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø in 1991. He has also been working at The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, an applied research institute in Tromsø, Norway. Main areas of research for about 30 years have been seafood quality and utilization of by-products from processing of fish and shellfish. Some of this work has been carried out in cooperation with industry. Altogether, he has published more than 100 scientific publications and supervised almost 80 master and PhD students.