International Projects



Projects funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme

Project Title: The Virtual Innovative Biomedical Education in Science - VIBES


  • Project duration: 01/02/2022 – 31/01/2025
  • Number of partners: 5 (Beneficiary: Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie Polska, University of Foggia, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Universitetet I Oslo, Haskolinn I Reykjavik)
  • Funding: This project is funded under the Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Cooperation among organizations and institutions.
  • Project Number: 2021-1-PL01-KA220-HED-000027611

Reykjavik University Team: Professor Olafur E. Sigurjonsson, Kristine Wichuck, Anna Lára Gísladóttir.


The key objective of the project is the development of a platform that would, in the educationally unstable times, provide students and teaching professionals with tools to maintain the high standards of practical training. It is in line with the objectives set by the European Commission in the Education and Training Program. Specifically, the VIBES will contribute to the establishment of innovative European educational and scientific partnerships to design and implement students' training with the use of high-quality standardized materials necessary for the creation of sustainable educational models embedded with curricula. 

The aims of this project are:

  1. address the common needs and priorities in the field of biomedical education resulting from limited access to laboratory infrastructure/equipment and teacher/peer-based institutional methods
  2. enable transformation and curricular changes by creating of an innovative online laboratory practice in biotechnology/ bioscience lab techniques
  3. promote knowledge transfer to digitally enhanced scientific approach
  4. allow learners to develop skills for professional decision-making and scientific, operational autonomy
  5. enhance the quality in biomedical laboratory science education and practice
  6. increase the capacity of cooperating participants to operate jointly at the transnational level
  7. open biomedical laboratory science to external learners and potential stakeholders

EEA Grants

The EEA and Norway Grants are funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The Grants have two goals – to contribute to a more equal Europe, both socially and economically – and to strengthen the relations between Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and the 15 beneficiary countries in Europe.

Project: Leaders of digital didactics – development of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Management

Reykjavik University together with VID University in Norway participates in a two-year project led by Collegium Civitas in Poland focusing on developing the competences of the teaching staff in digital teaching.

Project duration: 01.02.2022 – 31.01.2024

The aim of the Program is to transfer the best academic practices regarding the design and development of online courses and to create an inter-university network of educators sharing knowledge and experience.

Within the project RU has hosted two meetings: one in May 2022 and the second one in November 2023.

The coordinator of the project on behalf of RU is Ewa Lazarczyk Carlson, Associate Professor at the Department of Business Administration.

As part of the implementation of the project on 1st of April, 2023 activities began on the innovative International Mutual Mentoring Program for academic staff. The originator and coordinator of the program is prof. Małgorzata Baran, head of the Collegium Civitas Management Department.

Link to the leader’s project webpage:

Project: SKOPE4GEG

Reykjavík University participates in a two-year project within the the EEA and Norway Grants that are funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

The project‘s working title is "School of Knowledge Production and Transfer for Global Economy and Governance" (SKOPE4GEG) and is run by Romanian participants, led by Prof. Adriana Grigorescu at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration and the National Scientific Research Institute for Labor and Social Protection.

The project aims at exploring the prospects of the labor market in Romania over the next 10 years. Especially with regard to technology, knowledge transfer and changes in the markets. It aims to build up professional tools in order to better connect the education with the world of work for new positions. The training modules that will be developed will increase the employability of the students after graduation.

Guðlaug Matthildur Jakobsdóttir, Director of the International Office and Hallur Þór Sigurðarson, Associate Professor in the Department of Business are in charge of the project on behalf of Reykjavik University.


The Nordplus Programme offers financial support to a variety of educational cooperation between partners in the area of lifelong learning from the eight participating countries and three autonomous regions in the Baltic and Nordic area.

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