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Making the planet greener

Sustainable development

Making the planet greener

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Making the planet greener

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22.4.2019 : MSc Thesis: Financial Modelling and Analysis of Power Project Finance: A Case Study of Ngozi Geothermal Power Project, Southwest Tanzania

Chagaka Kalimbia successfully defends his master's thesis

REYKJAVIK, APRIL 22 – After conducting his studies, Chagaka Kalimbia successfully defended his thesis where he performed a detailed financial and economic analysis for a 30 MW geothermal power project in Ngozi. Chagaka’s work was supervised by Páll Jensson from Reykjavík University. 

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10.12.2018 : Geo-scientist turned energy trader

Gaynor Mcllraith makes her way to Denmark

Gaynor Mcllraith graduated from the Iceland School of Energy (ISE)  in July 2018 with an MSc. in sustainable energy science. She graduated from the Queen’s University with a BSc. in environmental sciences and geological sciences. 

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29.10.2018 : Arctic Circle Conference 2018

Two ISE students compete in the Arctic Innovation Lab

REYKJAVIK, OCTOBER 29 - The Arctic Circle has been gathering annually since 2013. This conference brings policymakers, academics and business people together. Over 2000 people from over 60 countries came together to discuss the challenges that the Arctic is facing as well as the solutions being implemented. This took on many forms, including plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and roundtable discussions.

One breakout session The Arctic Innovation Lab: 15 ideas for a better Arctic, was organized by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and featured two Iceland School of Energy students: Sydney Le Cras and Renata Bade Barajas. 

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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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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.

Energy in Iceland


Internships: Work with the best

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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We take the classroom out into the field to working renewable energy sites and the expertise of the professionals working there.

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