Research Centres within ISE

The coordination of research activities undertaken in areas of special interest is one of our main aims. Within the framework of the Iceland School of Energy, research centres are set up to secure that.

Research in Sustainability

The Sustainability Institute and Forum (SIF) aims to foster research and education in sustainable development by focusing on the UNSDGs (UN Sustainable Development Goals). SIF supports and encourages such research activities across a variety of disciplines and industries, and engages with the School of Technology and the School of Social Sciences as a research institute of Reykjavik University.

ISE students can get funding through SIF by way of their advisors or professors. If a student's thesis advisor(s) are listed on the SIF members page, a student can reach out to that advisor or professor to apply on their behalf. They should refer to the SIF Project Grant link for the necessary form in order to apply.

Research in Geothermal Operations

The Geothermal Operations Research Group focuses its research efforts on all aspects associated with the utilization of geothermal energy. It pays particular attention to electricity generation and district heating aspects. It is the expressed aim of this research group, set up within the framework of the Iceland School of Energy, to combine the strength of both academic and industry research and to give students and young professionals the opportunity to work on real-world projects.

Research at RU

The goal of Reykjavik University (RU) is to develop powerful research that strengthens its international reputation, infuses its teaching with new ideas, and provides both industry and the community with new knowledge. Research and research-based study programmes are conducted in cooperation with some of the most prestigious researchers, research institutes, and universities in the world.

RU has developed a productive research environment for Icelandic and foreign scientists. Approximately 143 academic employees (assistant professors, associate professors, professors, adjuncts, post-doctoral fellows, guest professors, and other specialists) currently work at RU on various research projects in collaboration with both domestic and international research institutions and companies. The university has also achieved the results of publishing more scientific articles in its fields of expertise than any other university in the country.

At RU, internationally recognised research is emphasised, and the university has set a clear and progressive research strategy. In the last couple of years, many important steps have been taken to enhance research and the academic strength within RU.

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