UNIK - University Graduate Center is a non-profit educational and research foundation owned by the University of Oslo (Unik/UiO), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the three major research institutes: the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) and Telenor R&D. UNIK is a graduate educational institution for master's, graduate engineering and doctoral students, primarily from Unik/UiO and NTNU.
The main focus of UNIK is on applied science. UNIK is partner of Telenor's Platform for Advanced Telecommunication Services (PATS.no) and provides services over the operational network of Telenor. Associate researchers and professors of UNIK have typically an additional role in industry or at another research institute to enhance dissemination of activities.