Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology(NTNU)is a public research university with campuses in the cities of Trondheim, Gjøvikand Ålesundin Norway. NTNU is the 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 and health sciences, teacher education, architecture and fine art. Academic and administrative staff contributes 6,700 FTE of which 4053 are in education and research and 39 per cent are women. 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. As of 2016, the university consists of 14 faculties and 70 departments, with approximately 39,000 students.

Norwegian Information Security laboratory (NISlab)

We conduct international competitive research in several areas of information and cyber security. NISlab constitutes one of the largest academic information and cyber security groups in Europe. Through our focus laboratories, we have a particular focus on biometrics, computational and digital forensics, cryptology, authentication, Big Data analysis for security and forensics, pattern recognition, mobile devices, network and internet security, critical infrastructure protection, intrusion and detection and information security among others.


Our Research Groups:

  • Biometrics
  • Testimon Forensics
  • Information Security management
  • Critical Infrastructure protection

We conduct basic and applied research on high international level, educate and qualify next generations of experts, collaborate and deliver technology and services to public institutions, law enforcements and Norwegian industry. The research group hosts and provides training and research resources to the Center for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS).

The Centre for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS) is a national centre for research, training and competence building, in the field of cyber and information security. It is the result of collaboration between partners representing the police force, the defence forces, industry and commerce, the protection of privacy and universities. Its27 partners bring in diverse backgrounds and expertise from the public and private sector. NISlab also leads the National Research School on Information Security (COINS). COINS integrates Norwegian research groups in Information Security to a larger entity by integrating the course portfolio for research school members, building stronger relationships between doctoral students in the network, establishing more incentives to excel and increasing student mobility through access to a larger network. All NISlab PhD candidates are engaged in that network.


Our Study Programs:

  • Bachelor in IT - Operations and Information Security - BITSEC (3 years)
  • Master in Information Security - MIS (2 years full time and 4-years part time / 120 ECTS)
  • Tracks for specialization are:
    • Cyber and Information Security Technology
    • Digital Forensics
    • Information Security Management
  • Experience-based Master in Information Security (3 years part time / 90 ECTS). Specializations in:
    • Corporate Forensics
    • Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Investigation
    • Cyber Security Operations
  • PhD in Information Security (3 years full time)

NISlab conducts basic and applied research and education and training activities in the area of information and cyber security. We offer study programs on Bachelor, Master and PhD level. We have approximately 40 staff members in academic, technical, and administrative positions and 25 PhD students. Cross-disciplinary research delivers creative innovations with far-reaching social and economic impact. Set standards for knowledge development.