Iceland School of Energy is a unique development in the sphere of sustainable energy production and consumption. It brings together three important organisations: Orkuveita Reykjavíkur, Iceland GeoSurvey and Reykjavík University, who are working together to provide education and research into the field of sustainable energy.

Our main partners

Reykjavik Energy (OR)

ORReykjavík Energy (Orkuveita Reykjavíkur; OR) is a world-leading geothermal energy company. For the last decade, Reykjavik Energy has led the way in the establishment of new geothermal power plants and has decades of experience in harnessing geothermal resources for both electricity generation and district heating. 

Through their three subsidiaries, Veitur, ON Power and Reykjavik Fibre Network, OR has become the largest utility company in Iceland, providing most of the capital city region with electricity, hot and cold water and broadband internet.

OR at Iceland School of Energy

Reykjavik Energy provides expertise to our programme that ensures we have the most up-to-date career focused curriculum. Professionals from the company serve as thesis advisers and teach specialist courses. ISE students have access to plants owned and operated by Reykjavik Energy and several students have joined OR in their research and development department for internship projects.


Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR)

geosurveyIceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR), established in 2003, is a leading provider of scientific and technical expertise to the geothermal industry in Iceland and abroad. The company has six decades of continuous experience in the field of, geothermal and hydro power, research and development.  Iceland Geosurvey offers consulting services worldwide on most aspects of geothermal exploration, development, and utilisation, and provides training and education on related issues. Iceland Geosurvey has provided consulting, training, and scientific services to the Icelandic power industry and the Icelandic government, and to numerous foreign companies and governments all over the world.

Iceland Geosurvey at Iceland School of Energy

Iceland Goesurvey provide their expertise through serving as thesis advisers, providing internship placements, teaching specialist courses, assisting with field work and advising on ISE curriculum development. Iceland GeoSurvey also serves as a contact to the Geothermal industry worldwide.

Reykjavík University

HR logoThe Iceland School of Energy is a department within the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University. Reykjavik University (RU), Iceland's largest private university, is a dynamic international university with over 3000 students offering a first rate education. The University is committed to academic excellence and is renowned for it outstanding teaching and unique relations with Icelandic industries and public institutions.

The University is comprised of four schools: the School of Business, School of Computer Science, School of Law, and the School of Science and Engineering. Reykjavik University welcomes international students seeking a creative academic working environment to join us in one of the most dynamic and unique countries in the world.

Our Collaborators

  • Alongside our main partners, Iceland School of Energy collaborates with many leading renewable energy companies in Iceland and around the globe.

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