The Norwegian Institute of Technology (now part of Norwegian University of Science and Technology) was established in Trondheim in 1910. Construction of university buildings on the new campus on a hill top just south of the centre began in 1903. Construction of the main building (an imposing structure) coincided with Norway's separation from Sweden and the subsequent coronation of Norway's new king. The coronation of Haakon VII took place in Nidardosdomen (Nidaros cathedral) across the river, some hundred meters from the construction site. Builders than inserted a special stone in the facade to comemorate the historical event. The stone is visible on the eastern (left-hand) part of the facade.