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Vatnajokull

Microplastics found in Europe's largest ice cap

In a recent article in Sustainability, scientists from Reykjavik University (RU), the University of Gothenburg, and the Icelandic Meteorological Office describe their finding of microplastic in a remote and pristine area of Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland, Europe’s largest ice cap. Microplastics may affect the melting and rheological behaviour of glaciers, thus influencing the future meltwater contribution to the oceans and rising sea levels.

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HR-i-ljosaskiptunum

A new report on RU's academic strength has been published

An overview of the publications of RU's academic staff who have a research obligation and participate in the University's research assessment. 

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Reykjavik University to participate in Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI)

Reykjavik University to participate in Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI)

Reykjavik University has become a member of Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI)—the leading university blockchain accelerator program, to solve key challenges in financial technology and advance real-world solutions for blockchain and cryptocurrency. The University thereby joins more than 35 global university partners engaged in blockchain research and building new use cases for fintech.

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MBA MIT

MBA students at RU work on the strategy of Icelandic start-up companies with MIT DesignX experts

"This is the project where everything we have learned in the MBA programme comes together!"

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