The University of Akureyri Research Centre

rhaThe University of Akureyri Research Centre, RHA, is an independent centre within the university. It was established in 1992 and focuses on research projects and provides services in research and consultation for companies, organizations, ministries and others with specialized staff in various fields. Around 11-12 people are employed at RHA with 5 occupations directly working in research. The centre's main aim is to enhance the University of Akureyri's research capabilities and to strengthen its ties to the local and national economy. It also has the role of developing new projects within the university.

umskipunarskyrslaPublished material

Examples of published material:

Publication list by RHA 



The RHA website includes a thorough overview of research by the institution with links to published reports, overview of research services and research administration, overview of conferences and information about the 2013 ESPON programme. The institution posts news and in addition offers a mailing list with relative news sent regularly.

The website is:


Amongst some of the projects by RHA are:

  • Services of General Interest
  • NORBA - Nordic-Baltic dialogues on Transnational Perspectives in Spatial Planning
  • Megaprojects in the Circumpolar North
  • Climate change and human adaption
  • Universities and society
  • Awareness, perception and attitudes on global climate change in young adult Icelanders

Click here for more information on some of the main current projects.


Name: Guðrún Rósa Þórsteinsdóttir

Job title: Director

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Telephone: +354 460-8901





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