The essay gives an historical overview of the «Department of Philosophy» at the University of Trondheim (NTNU) in its various stages, from NLHT, to NTH + AVH (UNIT) to NTNU (1995–). The appointed scientific staff over these years, their philosophical topics, interests and philosophical outputs is briefly reviewed and some topics of discussion are mentioned (such as the «unity of science» issue and the «postmodern» ascending «naturalism»). A regretful assessment of actual tendencies of (rhetorical) assimilation of the university to the model «corporation» concludes the text.