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18.1.2021 : MSc Thesis: Electric Vehicle Load Impact on 400 V Distribution System – Monte Carlo Simulation

REYKJAVIK, January 15 - MSc in Electric Power Engineering candidate, Róbert Bjarnar Ólafsson, successfully defended his master's thesis where he researched the topic of Electric Vehicle Load Impact on 400 V Distribution Systems with Monte Carlo Simulation. Róbert's work was supervised by Laurentiu Anton from Reykjavik University and Kári Hreinsson from Veitur.

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9.12.2020 : The 42nd New Zealand Geothermal Workshop

An ISE reunion with familiar colleagues

REYKJAVIK, December 09 - Late last month ISE Director Dr. Juliet Newson had the chance to meet up with Contact Energy NZ Ltd geothermal reservoir engineers Nataly Castillo-Ruiz and Dr. Katie McLean at the 42nd New Zealand Geothermal Workshop. This year the workshop was held at beautiful Paihia in northern New Zealand, which is near the Ngawha Geothermal field. Being the longest-running energy conference in New Zealand, this event showcases keynote speakers, short course opportunities, and chances to interact with the geothermal community from New Zealand and around the world.

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13.11.2020 : Why I Chose ISE

Open Letter from ISE Grad Student Rachel Brophy

REYKJAVIK, November 13 - At ISE, the fall semester is wrapping up. Our second year students are hard at work on their research projects, our first year students are wrapping up their exams and our prospective students are putting together their applications. The winter holidays are just around the corner and so too is the new year. With many of us cautiously hopeful for the new year, we wanted to reground ourselves, and asked our students to recall what attracted them to ISE in the first place. Second year student Rachel Brophy gave us this open letter to anyone looking to start at ISE, and we just had to share it.

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26.10.2020 : The 2020 Arctic Innovation Lab

ISE students join digitally in pitching solutions to arctic issues

REYKJAVIK, October 26 - Each year, the Arctic Innovation Lab has been held as part of The Arctic Circle conference, where students pitch ideas that help promote sustainable development in the Arctic. This year, the event took to a digital stage, and was held on October 9th on Zoom. The lab showcased fresh new ideas from politicians, leaders, and students active in the field and was co-organized by the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center in partnership with the Luleå University of Technology, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University.  

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18.9.2020 : Madison's work with the Natural History Museum of Iceland

A summer full of rocks, reindeer, and returning to her passion.

REYKJAVIK, September 18 - This summer, Iceland School of Energy students have been busy. Whether it’s attending summer school, performing preliminary research for a thesis project, or working on an interesting job, our students have found ways to stay engaged. For current ISE Sustainable Energy student Madison MacKenzie, her summer was full of hands-on experience in the Eastfjords of Iceland. 

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15.9.2020 : MSc Thesis: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Shipping/Maritime Industry and Shipping Container Repurposing/Recycling

REYKJAVIK, September 15 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Veronica Martin, successfully defended her master's thesis where she researched the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the shipping/maritime industry with respects to shipping container repurposing/recycling. Veronica's work was supervised by R. Morgan Greene from Reykjavik university.

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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.


Studying at Reykjavik University gave me the chance to learn from the very best.


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.


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