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Bifröst University  
Bifröst University is a private, non-profit institution, set on a rural campus outside Iceland's capital city of Reykjavík. Founded in 1918, Bifröst is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Iceland. Bifröst has always devoted itself to the education of future leaders. The alumni include many of Iceland's most prominent business and political figures. Bifröst now offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in three academic departments: Business, Law, and Social Sciences. The university also offers a one-year foundation program for students lacking full university entrance qualifications in addition to various life-long learning programs. In fall 2007 almost 1200 students were enrolled at Bifröst University. Bifröst is a small school where students receive personal attention. Each undergraduate student is assigned a tutor, who follows the student's academic progress throughout his or her time in the school. All students are required to have laptops, and are guaranteed constant access to the internet via both wireless network and LAN. Lecture notes and assignments are posted, turned in, and graded on line. The university is located in the valley of Norđurárdalur, one and a half hour's drive from Reykjavik. Students enjoy both the beautiful Icelandic landscape and an outstanding learning environment. School is in session at Bifröst all year round. Bifröst's summer term is popular with exchange students and visiting faculty

Iceland Academy of the Arts  
The role of the Iceland Academy of the Arts is to encourage progressive thinking in the arts and to stimulate innovation and development in different fields. The Academy offers education in the arts at the university level and conveys both knowledge and professionalism in the arts to Icelandic society. It operates in a global environment and measures itself against academies that excel in arts education in neighbouring countries. Three main values guide the focus and direction of the Academy in all of its work: Curiosity Understanding Courage Curiosity prompts us to ask questions and search for new approaches, solutions and answers. We dissect the answers and strive to understand what is foreign to us. Through understanding and training we develop the talents and skills that are required. In that way we strengthen our courage to follow through with our convictions and our artistic vision.

Iceland University of Education, Reykjavík  
The Iceland University of Education is the third largest university in Iceland. It was founded in 1908 as the Teachers’ College of Iceland and has now operated at the university level for 30 years. The Iceland University of Education is a progressive institution which is fully aware of its responsibilities towards those who will be instrumental in laying the groundwork for the education of the nation in the coming decades. The Iceland University of Education draws upon diverse schools of thought from numerous directions and challenges its students to embark upon a process of reflection and comparative study. The University recognises the importance of international cooperation in education and research and is active in strengthening ties with countries that have diverse educational systems through student and faculty exchanges. The University is also a leader in the development of Distance Education programmes in the country and now offers all courses of study both as residency programmes and through distance learning. The Iceland University of Education takes pride in being an institution characterised by ambition, broad-mindedness and progressiveness in the fields of education. Welcome!

Reykjavík University  
The mission of Reykjavik University is to create and communicate knowledge, in order to increase the competitiveness of individuals, firms and society as a whole, while at the same time enhancing the quality of life of our students and staff. Our aim is to make Reykjavik University the center for international research collaborations in Europe and across the Atlantic. The university consists of five academic schools: School of Law, School of Business, School of Health and Education, School of Computer Science and the School of Science and Engineering. Reykjavik University is a community of over 3000 students and over 500 full time and part time employees. About half of all instructors at RU are active in Icelandic industry, and about 10% are guest instructors from overseas. Academic programs at Reykjavik University are innovative, based on internationally recognized models, and continually under review and improvement. Today, the University offers almost 700 courses a year, over 500 at the undergraduate level and 160 at the masters level, and thus seeks to meet the needs of students and industry in Iceland and abroad. Reykjavik University will be fully bilingual (English and Icelandic) by the beginning of 2010.

University of Akureyri  
The University of Akureyri has grown aggressively to an important and progressive milieu of higher education and research since its establishment in 1987. Students are systematically challenged with inspirational subjects of sciences and practical knowledge under the guidance of our higly-qualified faculty. The university is known for its quality on-campus and distance education.The University of Akureyri (Háskólinn á Akureyri) is located in north Iceland and has served Akureyri and its rural surrounding since 1987. The university has built a reputation for academic excellence and good industrial relations. Located in the capital of north Iceland, Akureyri, the university has been instrumental in the areas economic growth and is central in the areas future planning as a knowledge based society. The university was founded in September 1987 with the establishment of faculties in health sciences and industrial management. The university is divided into four faculties; Faculty of Business and Science, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Law and Social Sciences. The number of students is around 1400 and members of staff are around 180.

University of Iceland  
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. A modern, diversified and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in almost 300 programmes spanning most fields of science and scholarship: Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Sciences and Engineering. 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. The University of Iceland holds a leading role internationally in renewable energy and environmental research.

Holar University College  
Hólar University College is a scientific educational and research institution whose objective is to train students to carry out expert work and research in the school’s fields of specialisation. The Univeristy is a centre for education and research in horsemanship and horse breeding, aquaculture, aquatic biology, and tourism studies. It is the aim of Hólar University College to enhance the level of knowledge and professionalism in the economic sectors and cultural activities related to its fields of specialisation. The Univeristy participates actively in fostering the Icelandic knowledge society by developing research and teaching facilities comparable to any, in addition to emphasising vigorous teaching and research work, both in Iceland and internationally. The College is Iceland’s international representative in these fields. There are three departments within the University, all of which aim to promote Icelandic economy and culture as they relate to their fields of specialisation. The objective of the Aquaculture and Fish Biology Department is to gather and disseminate knowledge in the fields of aquatic biology, aquaculture, and fish biology. The department an international centre for research, instruction, and continuing education in aquatic biology, aquaculture, and fish biology. The department promotes the professional development of aquaculture in the spirit of sustainable development.

Hirsla - Landspítali University Hospital  
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