The University of Iceland (UI) is the leading scientific institution in Iceland, conducting teaching and research in all academic fields. It is the oldest university in the country, founded in 1911, and currently enrolling 13.000 students in 25 faculties within five academic schools: Education; Engineering and Natural Sciences; Health Sciences; Humanities, and Social Sciences. A variety of academic programs are offered in the five schools on the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The University of Iceland is one of the largest employers in the country, employing around one thousand permanent staff and around two thousand external lecturers and temporary staff. The University collaborates with universities and research institutes all over the world. Its vision is to strengthen its position as a leading university and currently it is one of the 250 best universities in the World according to Times Higher Education World University Ranking. The University is actively involved in Icelandic society and aims to have a leading role in equality issues in Iceland.
Contact persons: Thorgerdur Einarsdóttir, Finnborg Salome Steinthorsdottir