Education and Civil Society
(Svalbardposten, 5 October 2010) -- The Norwegian Government proposes an increase of 4.8 million kronor to UNIS to establish 20 new places and to pursue the 20 new places from last year. The total proposed allocation of 97.2 million kroner. It emerged as a proposal for next year's budget that was presented on Tuesday [5 October]. "With 20 new students, we have increased the student population by 30 percent in two years. This is a large number," says UNIS managing director Gunnar Sand. He is pleased with the budget document, but notes, however, that he has not yet had time to read it carefully. The grant for the Svalbard Museum is proposed to be increased by 435,000 million, representing 1.56 million kroner this year. The total Svalbard budget for 2011 is 266.9 million NOK. This is NOK 18.1 million, or about 7 percent, more compared to last year's budget.
Posted 6 October 2010; 3:39:21 PM. Permalink