Funded research projects

For graduate students at RU

Every spring, graduate students at RU can apply for funded research projects. The projects are funded by dynamic Icelandic companies such as Eimskip, Isavia, Fisheries Iceland, LR Retail, and Icelandair. By completing the projects, students create knowledge and gain valuable industry experience.

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An information session is held in RU each year where representatives from the companies introduce research opportunities in their field. Graduate students are encouraged to attend. Students that wish to work on a certain research project must have a project supervisor who applies on their behalf. Project supervisors within every academic department can submit applications. Information about the collaboration with each partner, including deadlines and the relevant application documents, are accessible below.

The information session for spring 2018 will be held on May 8th at 12pm.

Examples of projects

RU graduate students have researched cognitive workload in aviation by monitoring speech, done a construction plan of a new runway, studied churn prediction and customer segmentation using data mining and machine learning methods, and biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction from an Icelandic perspective. Examples of last year´s projects can be found here: https://bit.ly/2HDDwD2 (the article is in Icelandic but the project titles are in English).

Further information is given by Margrét H. Þóroddsdóttir, Industry Relations project manager: margretth@ru.is

Partners

Icelandair 

Icelandair Group and Reykjavik University have made a collaboration agreement about entrepreneurship, innovation, research and education in the fields of airline services and tourism.

Icelandair – RU Joint Steering Committee

  • Páll Melsted Ríkharðsson, Dean of RU School of Business
  • Guðrún Sævarsdóttir, Dean of RU School of Science and Engineering
  • Magnús Þ. Lúðvíksson , Business Development, Icelandair Group
  • Bragi Baldursson, Head of Design at Icelandair

Joint Steering Committee Liason:

Isavia 

Isavia and RU have made a collaboration agreement about research on air traffic, especially air navigation and airport operations.

Isavia – RU Joint Steering Committee:

  • Guðrún Sævarsdóttir, Dean of RU School of Science and Engineering
  • Yngvi Björnsson, Dean of RU School of Computer Science
  • Hjalti Pálsson, Manager Research & Development ANS
  • Sigurdur Olafsson, Director Human Resources Isavia

Joint Steering Committee Liason:

Eimskip

Eimskip and RU signed an agreement of co-operation to strengthen research, innovation and education related to liner services.

Eimskip – RU Joint Steering Committee

  • Páll Melsted Ríkharðsson Dean of RU School of Business
  • Hera Grímsdóttir Head of Building Department at RU School of Science and Engineering
  • Gylfi Sigfússon CEO of Eimskip
  • Elín Hjálmsdóttir Vice President of Human Resources at Eimskip

Joint Steering Committee Liason:

LS Retail

LS Retail and Reykjavik University have signed an agreement of co-operation to strengthen research and education in the fields of IT and business

LS Retail – RU Joint Steering Committee:

  • Stefan Wendt, assistant professor at the School of Business
  • Henning Arnór Úlfarsson, assistant professor at the School of Computer Science
  • Daði Kárason, CTO at LS Retail
  • Bergþóra Hrund Ólafsdóttir Chief HR Officer at LS Retail

Joint Steering Committee Liason:

Fisheries Iceland 

Fisheries Iceland and RU have signed an agreement of co-operation to strengthen research and innovation in the Icelandic fishing industry, with the aim of increasing sustainability, improve the utilization of products and increase the number of jobs in the industry.

Fisheries Iceland – RU Joint Steering Committee:

  • Páll Melsted Ríkharðsson Dean of RU School of Business
  • Páll Jensson, Professor, School of Science and Engineering
  • Brynjólfur Eyjólfsson, Marketing Manager at HB Grandi
  • Heiðrún Lind Marteinsdóttir, Managing Director at Fisheries Iceland   

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