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, Marel, Siminn, Icelandair and Fisheries Iceland. By completing the projects, students create knowledge and gain valuable industry experience.

Styrkt-rannsoknarverkefniProject introduction

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.

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.

Here are an examples of last year´s Master assignment projects.

Projects proposals 2018

Project proposals for the school year 2018-2019 were presented at a meeting on May 8th. Here below you can find the slides from the company‘s representatives.

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 Liaison:

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 Liaison:

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 Liaison:

Marel

Marel is a leading global high-tech company at the forefront of developing and manufacturing advanced processing systems and services, software and solutions for the food industry. 

The aim of the agreement is to promote research and development in the fields of production of processing systems, software and solutions for the food industry, as well as focusing on human resource management and continuous improvement.

Joint Steering Committee Liaison:

Siminn

Siminn and Reykjavik University have signed an agreement of co-operation to strengthen research and education in the fields of IT and business. The agreement gives students the opportunity to develop the latest services and technology in the fields of television, information technology and telecommunication services. The collaboration will address many subjects including artificial intelligence, smart technology, smart homes, entertainment and more. 

Siminn – RU Joint Steering Committee:

  • Gísli Hjálmtýsson, deildarforseti tölvunarfræðideildar HR
  • Stefan Wendt, assistant professor at the School of Business

Joint Steering Committee Liaison:

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    

Joint Steering Committee Liaison:

 


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