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The University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, renowned in the global scientific community for its research. It is a state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. We want a degree from the University of Iceland to carry a definitive mark of quality that can be relied upon throughout the world. This goal will be the strength of the University's students in the future.

The University of Iceland also holds a leading role in sustainable energy and environmental research. The University of Iceland has set itself the long-term goal of being ranked among the 100 best universities in the world and to employ internationally recognised quality standards in all appraisement of its work.

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A modern, diversified, and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in over 400 programmes spanning most fields of science and scholarship:

Some of the resources available at the University are uniquely Icelandic. These include the manuscripts preserved in the Árni Magnússon Institute, Icelandic census records dating from 1703, exceptionally complete genealogical data, and climatological, glaciological, seismic, and geothermal records.

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Main research and projects regarding Arctic 

Further information on the works and projects of the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies on the web.

Selected research institutions and research centres: 


  • On the University‘s web-site you can find information regarding study programs, schools and faculties, services and facilities. Also you can find infromation about research institutions and centres, international and domestic collaboration and sciense commitees.

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Contact information

Bjargey Anna Gubrandsdttir

Name: Bjargey Anna Guðbrandsdóttir
Job title: Project manager
E-mail: bjargey[at]hi.is
Telephone: 525-5457, 694-2907

Address: University of Iceland
Sæmundargata 2
101 Reykjavík
E-mail: arctic [AT] hi [DOT] is
Telephone: +354 525 4000

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