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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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11.9.2020 : MSc Thesis: Numerical Modelling of the Shallow Reinjection and Tracer Transport at Nesjavellir Geothermal System, Iceland. An Assessment of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow

REYKJAVIK, September 09 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Esteban Gomez, successfully defended his master's thesis where he performed numerical modelling of the shallow reinjection and tracer transport at the Nesjavellir Geothermal System, in Iceland. Through this, he made an assessment of the heat transfer and fluid flow of the area. Esteban's research was supervised by Juliet Newson and Samuel Warren Scott from Reykjavik University, as well as Thomas M.P. Ratouis from Orkuveita Reykjavíkur ( Reykjavik Energy ).

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20.8.2020 : MSc Thesis: Energy and Food Security Using Geothermal Energy: A case study of Chumathang, Union Territory of Ladakh, India

REYKJAVIK, August 19 - MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering candidate, Kunzes Dolma, successfully defended her master's thesis where she investigated energy and food security in the presence of geothermal energy. Kunzes focused on Chumathang, Union Territory of Ladakh in India, for her case study. Kunzes' research was supervised by Juliet Newson from Reykjavik University, as well as Árni Ragnarsson from ÍSOR (Iceland GeoSurvey).

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10.8.2020 : MSc Thesis: Futureproof Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations – Reducing LCOE and Environmental Impacts through Repowering Focused Selection

REYKJAVIK, August 10 - MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering candidate, Mary Boylan Hassan, successfully defended her master's thesis where she investigated how to future-proof offshore wind turbine foundations by reducing LCOE and environmental impacts through a re-powering focused selection process. Mary's research was supervised by Ármann Gylfason from Reykjavik University, as well as Elsa Joao, Edward Hart, and Rebecca Hall from the University of Strathclyde.

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14.7.2020 : Kunzes' Path To Sustainable Energy Engineering

From India to Iceland through ISE and GRÓ GTP

REYKJAVIK July 14 - We’re grateful and proud to have students attend from around the world. From England, to Brazil, to India, to the United States, students learn from each other to find solutions to global issues. The opportunity to study here in ISE and in Iceland is the experience of a lifetime for our students. But the paths thru which each ISE student find their way to Iceland vary. Take Kunzes Dolma(2020). Hailing from Ladakh, India, Kunzes is finishing her degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering. Her story starts with the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNSECO).

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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.


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.

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

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