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1.6.2023 : Shaping a Greener Tomorrow: ISE Intern's Impactful Journey at Landsvirkjun

Pia's Exploration of Wind and Hydro Energy at Landsvirkjun

Pia Milena Leminski, a first-year student at the Iceland School of Energy (ISE), embarked on a journey at Landsvirkjun, the national power company of Iceland. Through her internships, she gained hands-on experience analyzing wind data and contributing to the operation planning of hydropower plants. Pia's story highlights the importance of bridging theory and practice, inspiring future innovators to pursue practical opportunities in the field of sustainable energy.

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27.5.2023 : Bridging the Gap between Classroom Learning and Real-world Sustainability at Mannvit

ISE Student Secures Internship with Mannvit: A Story of Initiative and Dedication

First-year Iceland School of Energy (ISE) student Diego Augusto Costa successfully transitioned from academic learning to real-world application, securing an internship with leading engineering firm Mannvit after connecting with ISE alumnus and Mannvit engineer, Kristján Vilbergsson. At Mannvit, Diego applies his academic knowledge to real-world sustainability challenges, producing life cycle assessment reports and earning credits towards his Masters degree. Diego's journey exemplifies the power of initiative and the valuable connections fostered within the ISE community, and he looks forward to potentially completing his thesis project under Mannvit's guidance.

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6.1.2023 : Good coffee will make you feel at home

Studies at Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University:

Andrés Laverde graduated with a master's degree in Sustainable Energy from ISE (Iceland School of Energy) at Reykjavik University this May. Andrés comes from Bogotá in Colombia and graduated with a BSc in Geosciences from Los Andes University in Bogotá. During his studies, he grew a great interest in volcanology, energy, and sustainability and focused on research on volcanology and geothermal resources.

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6.6.2022 : MSc Thesis: Analysis of the Concepts of Self-Sufficiency of RES of the Local Energy Community of Luče, Slovenia

REYKJAVIK, June 3 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Nicole Bird, successfully defended her master's thesis where she investigates the concepts of self-sufficiency of RES of the local energy community of Luče, Slovenia. Nicole's work was supervised by Dr. Ewa L. Carlson from Reykjavík University and Dr. Andrej Gubina from University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Examination was conducted by Dr. Magni Palsson, R&D Program Director at Landsnet in Iceland.

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3.6.2022 : MSc Thesis: Life cycle assessment for selected Blue Lagoon skincare products

REYKJAVIK, June 1 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Silvana Loayza Leon, successfully defended her master's thesis where she performs a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of selected Blue Lagoon skincare products. Silvana's work was supervised by Dr. Halldór G. Svavarsson from Reykjavik University; Dr. Einar J. Ásbjörnsson from Reykjavik University; and Fannar Jónsson, Quality Manager at the Blue Lagoon. Examination was conducted by Dr. Ólafur Ögmundarsson from the School of Health Sciences at University of Iceland.

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1.6.2022 : MSc Thesis: 3D Conceptual and Numerical Model of Geyser Valley, Wairakei Geothermal Field New Zealand

REYKJAVIK, May 31 - MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering candidate, Madison Lin Mackenzie, successfully defended her master's thesis where she explores a 3D conceptual and numerical model of Geyser Valley, Wairakei Geothermal Field New Zealand. Madison's work was supervised by Dr. Juliet Ann Newson from Reykjavík University and examination was conducted by Professor Michael O´Sullivan from the University of Auckland.

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Abra Gold

ISE has offered many opportunities for students to travel and gain perspectives on energy solutions in different countries.

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.

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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.

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


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