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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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26.6.2020 : MSc Thesis: Minimising Cost of Algae Production by Optimising the Lighting Arrangement

REYKJAVIK, June 26 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Jessica Nicole Ritchie, successfully defended her master's thesis where she minimised the cost of algae production for a setup arrange in collaboration with Algaennovation by optimising the specific lighting arrangement. Jessica's research was supervised by Hlynur Stefansson from Reykjavik University and Ari Ingimundarsson from Algaennovation, who operate at Hellisheidavirkjun.

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16.6.2020 : MSc Thesis: Feasibility Assessment of Decentralised, Layered-Decomposition Optimisation Structure for the EU Internal Energy Market

REYKJAVIK, June 05 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Henry James Noller, successfully defended his master's thesis where he performed feasibility assessment of a decentralised, layered-decomposition optimisation structure for the EU internal energy market. Henry's research was supervised by R. Morgan Greene from Reykjavik University.

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9.6.2020 : Silence is Complicity

REYKJAVIK, June 09 - Here at the Iceland School of Energy, we are declaring our solidarity with the worldwide movement against police brutality and institutional racism. The murder of George Floyd and countless other people of color before him, were flagrant abuses of power and privilege which highlight a long-standing and sinister theme of our societies. The brutal actions of government bodies in response the newly energized #BlackLivesMatter protests are a grave threat to our liberal democratic institutions.

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2.6.2020 : MSc Thesis: Developing an Eco-Industrial Park; Structures and Policies: A Case study of the KenGen Green Energy Park, Kenya

REYKJAVIK, May 28 - MSc in Sustainable Energy candidate, Irene Jepkorir Ronoh, successfully defended her master's thesis where she developed structures and policies pertaining to the KenGen Green Energy Park, an eco-industrial park in Kenya. Irene's research was supervised by Einar Jón Ásbjörnsson from Reykjavik University, and Sigurður H. Markússon from Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland.

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26.5.2020 : MSc Thesis: Thermoeconomic Analysis and Optimisation of Geothermal Power Cycle Utilising Aqueous Potassium Carbonate for Scrubbing Superheated Steam

REYKJAVIK, May 25 - MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering candidate, Brandon Velasquez, successfully defended his master's thesis where he performed a thermoeconomic analysis and optimisation of geothermal power cycle utilising aqueous potassium carbonate for scrubbing superheated steam. Brandon's research was supervised by María Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir and Vijay Chauhan 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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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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