UiT/Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS)

The Norwegian College of Fishery Science is the professional unit at UiT – the Arctic University of Norway which is responsible for research and education directed at both the Norwegian and the international fishery and aquaculture industry. The NCFS was founded in 1972 and is currently the leading competence institution for fishery and aquaculture in Norway.

Our ambition is to provide relevant, complete and innovative knowledge for the development of the marine sector. We aspire to offer high-level and broadly based research and education.

The general goal of our research is to understand biological, biotechnological, social and economic relations in marine systems. Based on this we produce knowledge on topics as diverse as the quality of seafood, ecosystem-based management, vaccines for fish, and the development of industry and society. Such a multidisciplinary focus is rewarding, and our research environment is characterized by a high level of activity and productive cooperation between researchers.

Our study programs are tailored to suit the needs of the seafood industry and management. We offer one program of professional study, two bachelor’s programs and three master’s programs. Students enrolled at the Norwegian College of Fishery Science are therefore equipped with a solid and coveted competence. Our students value the proximity to researchers, and after the completion of their degrees they soon find relevant employment.

In addition to these core activities, the NCFS aspires to be a committed conveyor of knowledge. Our researchers take active part in forums for debating social affairs; they give lectures and produce books, articles and contributions to newspapers. 


Head of department Kathrine Tveiterås
Kontorsjef Tone Osnes

Updated on 15/01/2016


Tel.: +47 776 46000 Fax: + 47 776 46020 The Norwegian College of Fishery Science UiT The Arctic University of Norway 9037 Tromsø Norway