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Sustainable development

Making the planet greener

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Making the planet greener

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10.10.2018 : Reforestation in Ulfjotsvatn

ISE students join the U.S. Embassy, Landvernd and the Icelandic Forestry Association in reforestation efforts

REYKJAVIK, OCTOBER 10 - At the end of September, the U.S. Embassy in Iceland teamed up with Landvernd and the Icelandic Forestry Association to lead about 60 volunteers in planting over 1,500 trees at Ulfljotsvatn. 

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27.9.2018 : Circwaste: helping reduce waste through the circular economy

Elizabeth Ernst delves into circular economy in Finland

REYKJAVIK, September 27 – It is important to tackle large problems such as climate change through various angles, to take a multi-disciplinary that breaks it down to concrete issues that need to be addressed. One often overlooked issue is that of waste. When not properly addressed, objects like plastic, glass or more generally domestic or toxic materials end up in the environment for a very long time. Traditionally, the economy has operated linearly which has led to increasing, almost unmanageable amounts of waste. 

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24.9.2018 : Top 40 under 40 Women in Kenya

REYKJAVIK, SEPTEMBER 24 - One of Iceland School of Energy's second-year sustainable energy engineering students, Winnie Adhiambo Apiyo, was named one of Kenya's Top forty under forty women by Business Daily.

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13.9.2018 : The International Carbon Conference hosted by Reykjavik Energy

REYKJAVIK, SEPTEMBER 13 – The International Carbon Conference(ICC) is taking place from the 10th of September to the 14th. This conference brought together professionals and experts in carbon capture to discuss the current projects in place to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. Ragna Björk Bragadóttir, an Iceland School of Energy Student who worked at Orkuveita Reykjavikur (OR) over the summer is the manager of the conference and played a large role in putting together the conference. Where put together this conference. The five major networks in attendance were CarbFix, S4CE, Metal-Aid, Deep Carbon Observatory, and CarbonSAFE.

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16.8.2018 : MSc Thesis: UAV geothermal mapping in Austurengjar

Jóhann Mar Ólafsson successfully defends his master's thesis

REYKJAVIK, AUGUST 16 – At the beginning of the summer, Jóhann Mar Ólafsson MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering, successfully defended his master's thesis research where he created and evaluated a thermal map of Austurengjar using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a dual thermal and RGB camera. Jóhann's work was supervised by Juliet Ann Newson from Háskólinn í Reykjavík, Victor Pajuelo Madrigal and Daniel Ben-Yehoshua both from Svarmi.

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13.8.2018 : Iceland School of Energy: Summer School

Reykjavik University welcomes its newest members

REYKJAVIK, AUGUST 13 – At the end of the July, the newest members of Iceland School of Energy (ISE) were introduced to their master’s program through a 3-week summer course. The aim of this course is to introduce students to various aspects of sustainability, from the economics to the physics. This introductory course is important because ISE students have widely diverse scholastic backgrounds. The incoming class of 2020 consists of geologists, engineers, literature majors and lawyers.

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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

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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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