About Iceland School of Energy

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

About Iceland School of Energy

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


Iceland School of Energy is in close cooperation with leaders in the field of renewable energy, bringing together three important organisations as main partners:

Accredited by the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University

Iceland School of Energy is part of and accredited by the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University in Iceland.

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, often in collaboration with companies and institutions. This is one way in which students 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 reorganisation into what now is Iceland School of Energy, enrolment has steadily increased and for a third consecutive year set a new record of new students arriving to pursue their graduate degrees in Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Energy Engineering.

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