About Iceland School of Energy

Our mission is to train experts in the field of clean energy to help build a sustainable world.

In a world facing increasing energy demands, externalities related to fossil fuels, and an urgent need to address rising CO2 emissions, there comes a clear case for far-sighted training and education.

About Iceland School of Energy


Iceland School of Energy is in close cooperation with leaders in the field of renewable energy, and was brought together by three important founding organisations and main partners:

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland

Iceland School of Energy is part of the Department of Engineering at Reykjavik University, within the innovative School of Technology.

ISE is accredited by the Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland (VFÍ) – the program itself designed to meet the curriculum requirements for the professional title of Chartered Engineer, as defined by VFÍ and the Ministry of Industries & Innovation.

Reykjavik University emphasises hands-on learning that prepares students for the challenges they will meet after graduation. This means working with other students completing actual, real world assignments and projects, with the potential for collaboration with international companies and institutions. This is one way in which students can benefit from RU's extensive connection to industry. Classes are kept small to encourage interactions between students and teachers. 

A brief history

In April 2007, Reykjavik Energy, Reykjavik University and the University of Iceland signed an agreement to establish an international graduate programme for sustainable energy studies, called the Reykjavik Energy Graduate School for Sustainable Systems. REYST's inaugural class began studies in August 2008 and graduated its first class February 1st 2010.

Iceland School of Energy in numbers

In 2013, the REYST programme was reorganised into the Iceland School of Energy, to include a new partner, Iceland GeoSurvey. Since the reorganization into what now is Iceland School of Energy, enrollment has steadily increased and, for a third consecutive year, has set a record for new students arriving to pursue their graduate degrees in Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Electric Power Management, or Electric Power Engineering.

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