Sustainable development

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Sustainable development

Making the planet greener

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Making the planet greener

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15.4.2017 : Cornell Exchange 2017

An in depth interview with ISE graduate student Jordon Grant on his exchange to Cornell University

REYKJAVIK, April 15 - This past semester, ISE graduate student Jordon Grant was selected to study on short exchange at Cornell University. With the semester coming to an end, Jordan recaps his time at Cornell in this in-depth interview.

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3.4.2017 : Meet the Industry - Behind the Scenes

An in depth interview with student leaders Jóhann Mar Ólafsson and Daniel Einarsson

REYKJAVIK, March 24 - After volunteering their time to organize and host several Meet the Industry events, Jóhann Mar Ólafsson and Daníel Einarsson give an in depth interview on what it takes to make these events happen and what they hope ISE graduate students get out of it. Read more

25.3.2017 : Meet the Industry - March 2017

UAV specialist company Svarmi meets with ISE students, sharing industry experience & latest projects

REYKJAVIK, March 22 - Representatives from Svarmi ehf come to Reykjavik University to speak with Iceland School of Energy students about their services, industry experience and latest projects. Svarmi is an Icelandic company that specializing in Unmanned Areal Vehicles or UAVs for aerial photography, geological mapping and other specialized tasks.

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23.3.2017 : 42nd Annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop

ISE students speak on their research and network with academic & industry experts

STANFORD, February 13-15 - ISE graduate students Dagur Helgason and Keith Smithson along with ISE PhD student Cari Covell and PhD & Associate Professor María Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir attend the 42nd annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop. In this exclusive interview, Cari, Dagur & Keith share their experiences at the workshop, discuss the work they presented and what they got out of the event.

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7.3.2017 : ISE Students Attend Landsvirkjun Energy Markets Conference

Eight ISE graduate students sit in this morning on industry talks about the future of Iceland's energy markets.

REYKJAVIK, March 7 – Alexander Moses, Andrea Morgan, Berit Hanna Czock, Dwina Soerono, Enzo Diependaal, Gaynor McIlraith, Laurentiu Anton and Marie Lovise Ve arrive at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica intent on learning more about current topics and issues in the Icelandic energy sector. Held by Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, the conference brought together industry professionals, ministry officials and academics alike to talk about what the future of Iceland's energy markets might look like.

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18.1.2017 : MSc Thesis: Small Scale Electricity Production From Low Temperature Geothermal Resources Using Organic Rankine Cycle

Emilía Valdimarsdóttir successfully defends her master's thesis

REYKJAVIK, January 18 – Starting off the morning strong, Emilía Valdimarsdóttir delivers her MSc thesis project. Emilía, earning a degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering, focused on the feasibility of low temperature binary cycle geothermal ORC unit for electricity production in Icelandic greenhouses. Her work was supervised by María Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir and Jón Matthíasson.

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Lindsay Allen

Iceland has some of the best geothermal resources worldwide.


I had the opportunity to get involved with professionals from leading Icelandic companies.

Samuel Perkin

The emphasis on interdisciplinary learning is invaluable in an increasingly complex and connected world.

Máté Osvald

Mate Osvald

I am now well prepared to work in an international, multicultural environment.

Almar Barja

I had the unique opportunity to combine economics, technology, engineering and science into one comprehensive degree.

Carlos Atli

Iceland has to be one of the best places, if not the best, to study sustainable energy.

Lindsay Allen

The fieldwork, experienced teachers, and industry collaboration make ISE the perfect place to further my studies of geothermal energy.


Maria Carmela Marino

I am very pleased with the curriculum, freedom of research and academic quality of the program and love living in Iceland.

Carlos Atli Cordóva Geirdal

The one of the reasons I chose ISE, is Iceland's involvement and experience in the field of geothermal energy.


Geothermal winter

Iceland: A renewable energy nation

Iceland meets virtually all of its electricity and heating needs from renewable resources and is a world leader in sustainable energy development.

Energy in Iceland


Internships: Work with the best

Each semester Iceland School of Energy offers several internship positions with leading energy companies in Iceland for our students to participate in.

Internship opportunities

A group of students in neon vests visit a geothermal powerplant

Unparalleled energy site access

We take the classroom out into the field to working renewable energy sites and the expertise of the professionals working there.

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