As the name states the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, is a centre for technological education and research in Norway, with a solid foundation in the natural sciences.This tradition is interwoven with broadly based expertise in the classical university disciplines of the humanities, medicine and the social sciences. At the same time, NTNU offers the widest range of education in art subjects; music, the visual arts and architecture, of all the universities in Norway.
Academic staff at NTNU collaborate on projects with researchers all over the world. We also work with national and international business and industry as well as with the Norwegian public authorities. Our research staff are engaged in about 2000 R&D projects each year. We also host 20-30 major scientific conferences annually. NTNU staff cooperate closely with two research foundations, the SINTEF Group and Allforsk, in order to bridge the gap between academia and industry.
NTNU has formal cooperation agreements with all the leading Norwegian industrial companies. Contracts for R&D and educational programmes have also been signed with a range of international companies, including ABB, Alcatel, BP Amoco, Deminex, ElfTotalFina, Shell and Verbundnetz Gas.