Universities of Iceland: Education in Iceland
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1. University of Iceland
The University of Iceland also known by the Icelandic name Háskóli Ísland is a public research university located in the capital city of Reykjavík. It is Iceland’s largest and oldest institution of higher education. The institution was founded in the year 1911. About 14,000 students study in 25 faculties of the university. Some of the fields this university provides education in are Law, humanities, social sciences, medicine, engineering, natural sciences, and teacher education. The schools having different faculties are the School of Social Sciences, School of Humanities, School of Health Sciences, School of Education, and School of Engineering and Natural Sciences.
2. Reykjavik University
Reykjavík University or Háskólinn í Reykjavík is located in the city Reykjavik and is considered as the largest private university in Iceland. The university is founded by the Federation of Icelandic Industries, Chamber of Commerce, and the Confederation of Icelandic Employers. It comprises of 4 schools that provide academic courses: School of Business, School of Law, School of Science and Engineering, and the School of Computer Science. These schools offer graduate and Ph.D. degrees. RU has over 3500 students and provides education in English and Icelandic languages.
3. University of Akureyri
The University of Akureyri or known by its Icelandic name Háskólinn á Akureyri is a university in Iceland. It was founded in 1987. The academic studies are provided in two centers of the University campus, Sólborg, and Borgir. It has many other facilities like Library, Cafeteria, Exercise, and Wellness center. The faculties of the university offering education in various disciplines are the Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Business Administration, and Faculty of Natural Resource Sciences.
4. Iceland University of the Arts
Iceland University of the Arts is located in Reykjavik, Iceland. It is a university in Iceland providing a degree in arts. The university was founded in 1998 and classes began in 1999. The institution was formed by consolidating Reykjavík Arts School and Iceland Drama School. The 5 departments of the University are Design and Architecture, Music and Theatre, Fine Arts, Art Education, and Dance.
5. Agricultural University of Iceland
The Agricultural University of Iceland is located at Hvanneyri, Iceland. It is a research and educational institution having other research stations in Árnessýsla, Reykjavík, and Eyjafjarðarsýsla. Founded in the year 2005, the university focuses on agricultural and environmental sciences. The faculties providing education are the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Vocational and Continuing Education, and Faculty of Land and Animal Resources.
6. Bifröst University
Bifröst University is a university located in Norðurárdalur, Iceland. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, law, and social sciences. With about 573 enrolled students the university also offers few exchange programs in English. The academic courses offered are: Economics and Political courses, Business courses, and Language courses (Icelandic Language and Culture)
7. Hólar University College
The university college is located in Hólar, Iceland. This is known as a significant historical center of education in Iceland. Founder in the year 1106, it was later renamed as Hólar Agricultural College in the year 1882, and finally, in the year 2007, it became Hólar University College. It is considered as the oldest university in Europe. The three academic faculties offering education in Holar University College are the Department of Aquaculture and Fish Biology, Department of Tourism Studies, and Department of Equine Studies.
8. University of Iceland – School of Education
The main building of the University of Iceland – School of Education is located at Stakkahlid. It was founded in 1907. Earlier known to be a normal college in Iceland, the college merged with the University of Iceland in the year 2008. It is from then the college is called the School of Education. It offers degrees in B.A., Bf B Ed., B.S, M.Ed., and doctorate degrees.
9. The School for Renewable Energy Science
RES – The School for Renewable Energy Science or known by its Icelandic name RES – Orkuskólinn is a non-profit, private and international graduate school. It is located in Akureyri, Iceland. It was founded in 2006 and is accredited by the University of Akureyri. It offers an M.Sc. degree in renewable energy science with 5 specializations. The specialization courses are fuel cell systems and technologies, geothermal energy, hydropower, and energy systems, biofuels and bioenergy, and policies.
Tækniskólinn or Technical College is located in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is an upper secondary school that provides both specialized and vocational programs. The university is a merged product of Iðnskólinn í Reykjavík, and Fjöltækniskólinn in 2008. The Technical College is further divided into thirteen trade-specific schools. Some of them are the School of Design and Handicraft, School of Building and Construction Trades, School of Electrical Technology, School of Handicraft – Hair, Gold and Clothes, School of General Academic Studies and Design, School of Continuing Education, School of Information Technology, Reykjavik Academy of Technology, School of Navigation and School of Engine Technology. All these schools together make up one of the largest schools in Iceland.