There are over 14.000 students attending the University of Iceland. Staff and faculty members are close to 1500 and 2500 part time teachers. Over 40 thousand students have graduated from the university and are taking part in all aspects of Icelandic society as specialists and managers. The University of Iceland is among the 300 best universities in the world according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
University of Iceland in the Arctic
The University of Iceland is an international univeristy and seeks to offer young people opportunities, both domestically and abroad. The faculty takes part in an extensive international collaboration and many are foremost amongst scientists in their field internationally.
Scientists at various schools at the University of Iceland are active in arctic research besides operating the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies - CAPS. The Centre is intended to be a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration in Arctic studies with emphasis on the role and policy of states, public and private organisations in governance, culture and society in the Arctic.
The Centre for Arctic Policy Studies has sought collaboration with other Icelandic universities as well as foreign centres for research in Arctic matters and with specialists within the public and private organisations in Iceland and elsewhere. Arctic research at the University takes place in various fields of study, e.g. in flora and fauna, natural resources and tourism, history and culture.
Further information on the Univeristy's website www.english.hi.is
Further information on the works and projects of the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies on the web http://ams.hi.is/en/research-institutes/caps
Name: Bjargey Anna Guðbrandsdóttir
Job title: Verkefnastjóri