Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norwegian: Norgesteknisk-naturvitenskapeligeuniversitet, abbreviated NTNU is a public research university located in the city of Trondheim, Norway. NTNU is the second largest of the eight universities in Norway, and, as its name suggests, has the main national responsibility for higher education in engineering and technology. In addition to engineering and the natural and physical sciences, the university offers advanced degrees in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine, architecture and fine art.
NTNU was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), the Norwegian College of General Sciences (AVH), the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology (VM), the Faculty of Medicine (DMF), the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art and the Trondheim Conservatory of Music (MiT). Prior to the 1996 merger, NTH, AVH, DMF, and VM together constituted the University of Trondheim (UNiT), which was a much looser organization.
However, the university's roots go back to 1760, with the foundation of the Trondheim Society, which in 1767 became the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters. A group of Trondheim-based institutions including NTNU celebrated a 250th Jubilee in 2010 to commemorate this history, while NTNU itself celebrated its centennial. The centennial was also celebrated by the publication of a history of the university, entitled "Turbulensogtankekraft. Historienom NTNU," which translates as "Turbulence and mind power: A history of NTNU".
The university consists of seven faculties with a total of 52 departments and has approximately 22,000 students. Academic and administrative staff contribute 5,100 man-labour years of which 3,100 are in education and research. NTNU has more than 100 laboratories and is at any time running some 2,000 research projects. Students and staff can take advantage of roughly 300 research agreements or exchange programs with 58 institutions worldwide.
NTNU was ranked 16th in Europe and 85th in the World in January 2012 in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, for its presence on the web, the highest ranking of any Norwegian university.
The following is the list of scholars from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences