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Record number of applications for graduate studies

Reykjavík University has received about 3,800 applications for studies for the school year 2021-2022, but the application deadline for undergraduate studies expired on 5 June. This is a similar total number of applications as last autumn. Applications for master's studies increase by 5% between years, setting a new record for most applications for master's studies at RU.

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COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on the mental health of adolescents, new research finds

A study of over 59,000 Icelandic adolescents by a team of Icelandic and North American behavioral and social scientists has found that COVID-19 has had a significant, detrimental impact on adolescent mental health, especially in girls.

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Anna Sigríður Islind og María Óskarsdóttir eru lektorar við tölvunarfræðideild HR og sáu um þann hluta rannsóknarinnar sem laut að notkun og greiningu á flugumferðargögnunum.

Real-world flight data shows continued need for social distancing to curb the spread of COVID

Current vaccination programmes alone will have a limited effect in stopping the second wave of COVID infections in the US, according to a study conducted by scientists from Reykjavik University, University of Lyon, University of Southern Denmark and University of Naples Federico II, and published in the Nature Group journal Scientific Reports today. The findings suggest that strict social distancing and other non-pharmaceutical methods are still necessary to end the ongoing second wave in the US and prevent a new one from rising.

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Varied summer courses at RU

Reykjavík University offers a variety of summer courses for university students and the general public. The courses are part of the government's efforts to respond to the Covid epidemic. There are courses for current RU students, preparatory courses for those who start their studies this autumn and those who want to strengthen their position in the labor market. Some of the courses provide ECTS credits. The Open University also offers a selection of summer courses.

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