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1.12.2021 : Double Degree Programme Electric Power Engineering at Iceland School of Energy and Aalto University

ESPOO, FINLAND and REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, December 1 - We had the pleasure of speaking with Even Nötland Giske and Stian Olsen Kroken, two second year students completing their double Master's degree in collaboration with Reykjavik University Department of Engineering's Iceland School of Energy and the esteemed Aalto University's School of Electrical Engineering located in Espoo, Finland.

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18.11.2021 : ITRES Collaboration - University of Bucharest and Iceland School of Energy - Fall 2021 Course and Field Visit

BUCHAREST, October 10 - Our second year ISE students recently had an opportunity to visit Romania as part of a special class through the "Innovative Teaching Methods for Tomorrows' Renewable Specialists" (ITRES) EEA program. This program was launched on October 1st, 2020, as a joint effort between the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University and the Faculty of Physics at the University of Bucharest.

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3.11.2021 : MSc Thesis: A Thermo-Economic Optimization of Slim Well Power Cycles: A Case of Ngozi Geothermal Project - Tanzania

REYKJAVIK, October 14 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, John Joseph Lubuva, successfully defended his master's thesis where he performed a thermo-economic optimization of slim well power cycles with a case study at the Ngozi Geothermal Project in Tanzania. John's work was supervised by Dr. Guðrún Arnbjörg Sævarsdóttir from Reykjavik University and Dr. Vijay Chauhan from Reykjavik University with examination by Dr. María S. Guðjónsdóttir from Reykjavik University.

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20.10.2021 : MSc Thesis: Assessing the Potential for Renewable Energy Systems in Remote Arctic Communities as a Means of Reducing Regional Diesel Fuel Dependence

REYKJAVIK, October 11 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Kendall Alexis Cromartie, successfully defended her master's thesis where she assessed the potential for renewable energy systems in remote arctic communities as a means of reducing regional diesel fuel dependence. Kendall's work was supervised by R. Morgan Greene from Reykjavik University with examination by Dr. Snjólaug Árnadóttir from Reykjavik University.

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11.6.2021 : MSc Thesis: Analysis and Comparison of Energy Consumption and Energy Simulation in Rimaskóli Primary School

REYKJAVIK, June 4 - MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering candidate, Tenley Propst, successfully defended her master's thesis where she performed an analysis and comparison of energy consumption and energy simulation of the Rimaskóli Primary School. Tenley's work was supervised by Dr. Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson from Reykjavik University and Dr. Þórhildur Fjóla Kristjánsdóttir from Green Building Council Iceland. With examination by Dr. Björn Marteinsson from University of Iceland.

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10.6.2021 : MSc Thesis: Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrogen Production via Electrolysis in Austria and Iceland

REYKJAVIK, June 4 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Kristján Valur Vilbergsson, successfully defended his master's thesis where he performed a comparative life cycle assessment of hydrogen production via electrolysis in Austria and Iceland. Kristján's work was supervised by Dr. Einar Jón Ásbjörnsson from Reykjavik University and Dr. David C. Finger from Reykjavik University and Energieinstitut an der JKU Linz. With examination by Alexandra Kjeld from EFLA Consulting Engineers.

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

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