University of Iceland

The University of Iceland was established in 1911 and is an internationally renowned research university. The university is organized into 5 academic schools, and 25 faculties which are home to over 15.000 students. The University of Iceland is the only university in Iceland offering undergraduate and graduate studies in all the main disciplines. It is a state university with the main campus located in Vatnsmýri Science Park next to downtown Reykjavik.

Summer Schools

The Faculty of Political Science and the Centre for Small States at the University of Iceland holds an intensive two-week summer course focusing on small states and the European integration process. For further information please see Institute of International Affairs Centre for Small State Studies.

Marine Education in Iceland offers intensive graduate programmes for students wanting to study marine biology and ecology, fisheries science, marine conservation and marine recourse policy and management.

Icelandic and Culture, Summer Course in Modern Icelandic. The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, in cooperation with the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Iceland, organizes every year a 4 week International Summer Course in Modern Icelandic and Icelandic Culture.

University of Iceland – The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. Nordkurs offers a 4 week summer course in Icelandic in cooperation with The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. The course is held annually in June and is intended for Scandinavian university students only.

The University of Iceland aims to be one of the world’s leading universities and apply approved standards to all quality assurance of its operations. The university holds itself and its lecturers, management and other staff to high standards. High demands are also made of students; this ensures that a degree from the University of Iceland is considered to be of high quality and is trusted all over the world.

Ambitious goals

In 2006, the University of Iceland set itself the ambitious long-term goal to become one of the 100 leading universities in the world. In order to achieve that goal, the university intends to focus on outstanding research, teaching and support services. The university now works purposefully towards implementing this strategy, and has already enjoyed great success. The university applies rigorous internal quality assurance measures to all its operations. External assessment regularly shows that the university is fully in line with international standards.

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