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Horft yfir Háskólann í Reykjavík úr lofti

27.9.2022 : Ideas for collaboration between RU and other universities in Iceland

The staff of Reykjavík University is encouraged to familiarize themselves with the University Cooperation Fund, which has been set up by the Minister of Higher Education, Industry, and Innovation. Staff is encouraged to come up with ideas for possible collaborative projects and to share them with their next supervisor or Dean within the next week.

Internship in Vilnius

26.9.2022 : Nordic Council of Ministers Offfice in Lithuania are looking for an Icelandic intern!

Nordic Council of Ministers Office offers an internship where you can work with Nordic-Baltic cooperation on topics such as sustainability, technology, democracy, equality and much more!

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26.9.2022 : Regional development – grants for master's students

The Regional Development Institute announces grants for master's students working on theses in the field of regional development in Iceland. For allocation are up to IKR 1.000.000, and the aim is to provide four grants.

Tvær konur standa við borð og skrifa undir samning

22.9.2022 : New long-term agreement of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation with Reykjavik University

Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, and the President of Reykjavík University, Ragnhildur Helgadóttir, have signed a new service agreement valid for the next five years (2023-2027). The agreement concerns both teaching and research at the university.

Fjórar konur og tveir karlar uppstillt og horfa í myndavélina, standandi í fyrir framan líkan af byggingu Háskólans í Reykjavík. Í bakgrunni er merki Háskólans í Reykjavík

19.9.2022 : The new Board of Directors has extended the President's contract for four years

Reykjavik University's Board of Directors has extended the contract of dr. Ragnhildur Helgadóttir, RU‘s President until 2026. 

Maður stendur við stigahandrið og horfir brosandi í myndavélina, á ganginum í Háskólanum í Reykjavík.

14.9.2022 : New professor at RU's Department of Sports Science

Peter O'Donoghue is a newly appointed professor at Reykjavík University's Department of Sports Science. He is widely known for his work, research, and teaching in sports performance analysis and is a prolific researcher.

Hópur fólks inni í skólastofu. Fimm konur og tveir menn, sum standa og sum sitja.

31.8.2022 : The main role is to protect the interests of all RU students

Jón Goði Ingvarsson recently started as President of Reykjavík University's Student Union (SFHR).

Kristinn R. Þórisson, prófessor í gervigreind við tölvunarfræðideild Háskólans í Reykjavík

18.8.2022 : EU and Cisco fund progressive research at RU's Artificial Intelligence Centre

Kristinn R. Þórisson, professor of artificial intelligence at the Department of Computer Science at Reykjavik University, is among the interviewees for the series Techtopia, produced by German television station DW. The series is dedicated to future technology, presented by screenwriter and executive producer of the series, Janosch Delcker. The series includes interviews with scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, as well as ethical issues and visions.

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16.8.2022 : A successful Orientation week

A successful Orientation week was held at RU this week. More than 1.200 new students were welcomed with a variety of lectures, faculty presentations and fun events. 

Göngustígur fyrir utan Háskólann í Reykjavík

16.8.2022 : RU is one of the 12 best small universities in the world

Reykjavik University has been ranked twelfth among the best small universities published recently in the Times Higher Education (THE) list.

Fjöldi útskriftarnemenda situr í Hörpunni og horfir upp á svið.

15.6.2022 : Graduation from Reykjavik University

On Saturday, 18th of June, Reykjavík University will graduate students at a ceremony in Eldborg in Harpa Concert Hall.

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15.6.2022 : Green and sustainable lifestyle among exchange students

Nordlys, one of RU's Nordic partner networks within Nordplus, met at an annual meeting at Reykjavík University, the first on-site meeting for two years. The participants are working with international mobility within Nordic universities. 27 were present and 10 online. The theme of the meeting was a green and sustainable lifestyle during exchange studies in the host country. RU's International Office organized the workshop and got several people to give presentations.

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31.5.2022 : The education fund of Sameinaðir verktakar (“United Contractors”) allocates scholarships to RU students

The education fund of Sameinaðir verktakar (“United Contractors”) allocates scholarships for further education to students of applied engineering, engineering and computer science at RU that are equivalent to the amount of tuition fees in RU for one semester. The application deadline is June 7.

MBA class of 2022 in Boston

7.4.2022 : MBA class of 2022 visits MIT in Boston

The MBA class of 2022 is currently in Boston on a three day workshop as a part of their final project. The workshop is held at MIT premises, where the students get assistance from specialists from MIT DesignX and RU.

Future of Work and Education

28.3.2022 : Future of Work and Education - Symposium

It is broadly perceived that we are living during transformative times, that will have a growing impact on the labour market, education, and society as a whole even when pandemics and national conflicts are put aside.

Change involves both opportunities and challenges. The symposium, organised by the Department of Business Administration at Reykjavík University, attempts to look ahead, into the immediate future, in an attempt to be better prepared to lead, create and adapt successfully.

Discussions will mainly focus on the future of work and education from the perspective of different social actors.

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23.3.2022 : The war in Ukraine: The Situation of Refugee Children and Youth in Iceland - How can we do better?

Reykjavik University will hold a seminar on the war in Ukraine with an emphasis on the situation of children and youth who seek refuge in Iceland. The seminar will be held on Thursday 24th of March from 12:00 - 13:15, in room V102 at Reykjavik University, and will also be streamed and recorded.

Framadagar AIESEC. Ert þú að huga að næstu skrefum á vinnumarkaði?

8.3.2022 : What will be the next step in your career?

Framadagar will be held next Friday, March 11 at 10 - 14 in Sólin in RU. Framadagar AISEC give university students the opportunity to get familiar with companies and various possibilities for summer jobs, future jobs or project work.

Göngustígur fyrir utan Háskólann í Reykjavík

1.3.2022 : Icelandic universities express support for Ukraine

The Icelandic Rectors' Conference strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Rectors' Conference expresses its solidarity with university students and staff of Ukrainian universities, as well as the entire nation. The committee's thoughts are with all those suffering as a result of the conflict, as well as those forced to flee.

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15.2.2022 : Reykjavík University is in 53rd place of the best young universities in the world

Reykjavík University is in 53rd place in the Times Higher Education magazine's newly published list of the best young universities in the world (Young Universities Ranking). The list includes 750 universities that have been operating for 50 years or less.

Skiptinám frá HR

28.1.2022 : RU International days February 1-3

The aim of the International days is to provide students at RU with information on study abroad opportunities.

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1.12.2021 : Dr Slawomir Koziel elected Fellow of the IEEE

Dr Slawomir Koziel, professor at RU‘s Department of Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) for contributions to modeling and optimization of microwave devices and circuits. This recognition stands as a testament to Dr Koziel‘s excellent research and influence on his field worldwide. This is a distinct honour as less than 0.1% of all IEEE members are made fellows each year.

Dr. Kamilla Rún Jóhannsdóttir, deildarforseti sálfræðideildar Háskólans í Reykjavík

1.12.2021 : Dr Kamilla Rún Jóhannsdóttir appointed Chair of RU's Department of Psychology

Dr Kamilla Rún Jóhannsdóttir has been appointed Chair of the Department of Psychology at Reykjavík University.

Jón Þór Sturluson forseti viðskiptadeildar HR

16.11.2021 : Dr Jón Þór Sturluson new Chair of RU's Department of Business Administration

Dr Jón Þór Sturluson has been appointed Chair of the Reykjavik University Department of Business Administration.

15.11.2021 : Sleep is the foundation of good health

"We all feel it on our own skin when we have not slept well. It affects our day and colors everything in our lives."

Kvenleiðtogar hitta nemendur HR

10.11.2021 : RU students meet with women leaders

Susana Malcorra and Maria Fernanda Espinosa, members of the Women Leaders Voices for Change and Inclusion, who are now participating in the Reykjavik Global Forum - Women Leaders (WPL), visited RU yesterday.

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9.11.2021 : Current rules regarding Covid-19

Valid to 17 November 2021, in accordance with the current Rules about Restrictions of Gatherings.

Ragnhildur Helgadottir rektor HR heldur ræðu við úrskrift í Hörpu

1.11.2021 : 109 students graduated from Reykjavík University

On Saturday, October 30, Reykjavík University graduated 109 students at a ceremony in Norðurljós in Harpa Concert Hall. Ten students graduated from undergraduate studies, 96 from master's studies and three graduated with a doctorate.

 

Háskólinn í Reykjavík

22.10.2021 : Attack on RU mail servers

The mail servers for RU employee emails have been under attack recently. Students' emails are stored in the cloud and have therefore not been affected. There are no indications that other information systems at the University have been affected by the attack and no data loss nor leakage has been confirmed. Emails were encrypted on one of two servers, but copies were available on another server.

5.10.2021 : RU and NLFÍ Rehabilitation and Health Clinic to collaborate on teaching, training and research

Students at Reykjavík University will gain knowledge through NLFÍ's decades of expertise, have opportunities for internships, and conduct research according to a new agreement signed recently  by Ragnhildur Helgadóttir, President of RU and Þór Haraldsson, director of the NLFÍ Rehabilitiation Clinic. 

ichal C. Moore gestaprófessor frá Cornell; Ragnhildur Helgadóttir rektor og Hlynur Stefánsson, dósent við verkfræðideild og forstöðumaður rannsóknarseturs HR um sjálfbæra þróun (SIF)

20.9.2021 : Cornell University and RU aim for sustainability collaboration

Representatives of Reykjavík University and Cornell University have signed a letter of intend (LOI)on co-operation in education and research related to sustainability, with an emphasis on sustainable energy. The LOI is based on Cornell's framework agreement with GRP Iceland on extensive co-operation in the field of sustainability, energy, innovation and climate, which has been in place since 2016, and was renewed on the same occasion.

64 nemendur á forsetalista HR hljóta niðurfellingu skólagjalda vegna góðs námsárangurs

20.9.2021 : 64 students on RU's Dean’s list

Recognitions for outstanding academic performance last semester were recently presented at a ceremony at RU. Students on the Dean’s list of each department get the tuition fees waived. The school Deans and department chairs handed out the grants. Arion Bank is the sponsor of RU's Dean’s list.

15.9.2021 : Student housing at Öskjuhlíð formally opened

More than 250 apartments and rooms for students at Reykjavík University were formally opened at Nauthólsvegur today.

10.9.2021 : Dr. Arnardóttir recipient of the annual Research Incentive Award

The Science and Technology Policy Council's Incentive Award 2021 was presented at the Rannís Research Forum today. Dr. Erna Sif Arnardóttir, from RU's Departments of Engineering and Computer Science and Dr. Martin Ingi Sigurðsson, professor of anesthesia and intensive care medicine at the University of Iceland, and physician in the same field at Landspítali, received the award this time. 

 

10.9.2021 : Dr. Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir new Dean of RU's School of Social Sciences

Dr Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir has been appointed Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Reykjavik University. The departments of Psychology, Business Administration, Law and Sport Science. The RU School of Social Sciences includes the Departments of Psychology, Business Administration, Law, and Sports Science.

Hvílum bílinn í september

10.9.2021 : Give the car a break in September

Reykjavík University is now taking part in an effort to encourage staff and students to give their cars a rest in September and try other means of transport.

HR á lista Times Higher Education yfir bestu háskóla í heimi 2022.

3.9.2021 : RU Research most influential according to Times Higher Education

In Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 ranking of the world's best universities, published yesterday, Reykjavík University ranks highest of all universities in research influence, for the third year in a row. The research is assessed on the basis of the number of citations in peer-reviewed scientific articles. RU maintains its position at 301-350 among the world's best universities, the highest of Icelandic universities on the list.

Ragnhildur Helgadóttir Rektor Háskólans í Reykjavík

1.9.2021 : Dr Ragnhildur Helgadóttir the new President of Reykjavik University

The board of Reykjavík University has appointed Dr Ragnhildur Helgadóttir, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Professor at the Department of Law, President of Reykjavik University. Dr Helgadóttir takes over the position from Dr Ari Kristinn Jónsson, who has been RU's President for the past eleven years.

Rannsóknir hefjast á „skjálftariðu“ í HR

25.8.2021 : Analysing muscles, simulating windmills and communicating with robots

These are among the topics students and researchers will be giving extra focus over the coming years according to the first allocation from RU's latest initative, the Infrastructure Fund. 

Hópur nemenda í heitri laug

25.8.2021 : International students received a warm welcome

HR welcomed 192 exchange students and 59 international degree seeking students in mid-August. This year‘s orientation period stretched over a longer period of time than usual. The International Office offered an online mandatory pre-orientation course through Canvas, videos, presentations and quizzes. Students could complete this at their own pace before arrival to Iceland. Students were also offered pre-arrival live sessions.

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13.8.2021 : Guidelines on infection control in schools for the autumn of 2021

The Ministry of Education has published guidelines on infection control in schools for the autumn of 2021, see here. According to the guidelines, teaching can proceed as scheduled after the weekend.

Brautskráning frá Háskólanum í Reykjavík

16.6.2021 : RU Graduation, Saturday, June 19th

Háskólinn í Reykjavík útskrifar kandídata við hátíðlega athöfn í Eldborg Hörpu, laugardaginn 19. júní. Vegna samkomutakmarkana verða haldnar tvær athafnir. Nemendur tæknisvið verða brautskráðir kl. 11-13 og nemendur samfélagssviðs kl. 14-16.

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8.6.2021 : Record number of applications for graduate studies

Reykjavík University has received about 3,800 applications for studies for the school year 2021-2022, but the application deadline for undergraduate studies expired on 5 June. This is a similar total number of applications as last autumn. Applications for master's studies increase by 5% between years, setting a new record for most applications for master's studies at RU.

Andleg líðan ungmenna hefur versnað í COVID

7.6.2021 : COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on the mental health of adolescents, new research finds

A study of over 59,000 Icelandic adolescents by a team of Icelandic and North American behavioral and social scientists has found that COVID-19 has had a significant, detrimental impact on adolescent mental health, especially in girls.

Anna Sigríður Islind og María Óskarsdóttir eru lektorar við tölvunarfræðideild HR og sáu um þann hluta rannsóknarinnar sem laut að notkun og greiningu á flugumferðargögnunum.

26.5.2021 : Real-world flight data shows continued need for social distancing to curb the spread of COVID

Current vaccination programmes alone will have a limited effect in stopping the second wave of COVID infections in the US, according to a study conducted by scientists from Reykjavik University, University of Lyon, University of Southern Denmark and University of Naples Federico II, and published in the Nature Group journal Scientific Reports today. The findings suggest that strict social distancing and other non-pharmaceutical methods are still necessary to end the ongoing second wave in the US and prevent a new one from rising.

18.5.2021 : Varied summer courses at RU

Reykjavík University offers a variety of summer courses for university students and the general public. The courses are part of the government's efforts to respond to the Covid epidemic. There are courses for current RU students, preparatory courses for those who start their studies this autumn and those who want to strengthen their position in the labor market. Some of the courses provide ECTS credits. The Open University also offers a selection of summer courses.

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12.5.2021 : UArctic Congress

UArctic Congress 2021 takes place May 15-18, 2021 primarily online with limited local participation in Reykjavik, Iceland for the opening and closing plenaries

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12.5.2021 : 140 new research and innovation summer jobs at RU

Applications are open for 140 new summer jobs at Reykjavik University. Deadline for applications is May 23rd. The work period starts June 1st for most of the vacancies and is for two or two and a half months. The jobs are part of an effort by the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Directorate of Labour and Reykjavik University to secure summer jobs for students. The vacancies are especially for students, 18 years and older.

Sóttvarnir og fyrirkomulag kennslu 2021

10.5.2021 : New regulation on school operations

A new regulation on restriction of school operations, valid from 10 May to 26 May, has been published. It does not lead to much changes at RU, but it is a step in the right direction towards a more normal situation.

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4.5.2021 : Microplastics found in Europe's largest ice cap

In a recent article in Sustainability, scientists from Reykjavik University (RU), the University of Gothenburg, and the Icelandic Meteorological Office describe their finding of microplastic in a remote and pristine area of Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland, Europe’s largest ice cap. Microplastics may affect the melting and rheological behaviour of glaciers, thus influencing the future meltwater contribution to the oceans and rising sea levels.

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29.4.2021 : A new report on RU's academic strength has been published

An overview of the publications of RU's academic staff who have a research obligation and participate in the University's research assessment. 

Reykjavik University to participate in Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI)

28.4.2021 : Reykjavik University to participate in Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI)

Reykjavik University has become a member of Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI)—the leading university blockchain accelerator program, to solve key challenges in financial technology and advance real-world solutions for blockchain and cryptocurrency. The University thereby joins more than 35 global university partners engaged in blockchain research and building new use cases for fintech.

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21.4.2021 : MBA students at RU work on the strategy of Icelandic start-up companies with MIT DesignX experts

"This is the project where everything we have learned in the MBA programme comes together!"

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15.4.2021 : EFMD Global Virtual Career Fair April 19-23

We are happy to announce that RU students and alumni are invited to take part in the EFMD Global Virtual Fairs by Highered on April 19-23, as a member of the exclusive EFMD network of top business schools across the globe (Equis accredited business schools).

Sóttvarnir og fyrirkomulag kennslu 2021

15.4.2021 : New regulations on school operations

The government has published a new regulation on the restriction of school operations, which is valid from 15 April to 5 May. No great changes of RU operations will follow and the current examination arrangements will not change from what was previously decided and announced.

Sólin í Háskólanum í Reykjavík

31.3.2021 : Restrictions after Easter - impact on studies and exams

Today, a new regulation was published on restrictions on school operations, which will apply from April 1st to 15th. This regulation allows for some on-site learning again and increases the leeway somewhat from current rules. The main points are two-meter distance restrictions, a maximum of 50 students per group and a ban on mixing between groups.

Sóttvarnir og fyrirkomulag kennslu 2021

24.3.2021 : No on site teaching until after Easter break

At a press conference earlier today, the government announced new restrictions due to COVID. There will be no on-site teaching at universities, effective midnight tonight and until April 1st. Furthermore, there is a general 10 person limit on gatherings. This has significant impact on teaching and other operations at the university, for at least the next five days, i.e., until the start of Easter break.

Sólin í Háskólanum í Reykjavík

18.3.2021 : Online presentations of master's programmes

March 22-26, online presentations of master's programmes at RU will be held.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík

15.3.2021 : Reykjavik University is part of Reykjavík Science City

Reykjavík Science City, a new tech-park for innovation, research, and technology has now been established - with Reykjavik University as one of the founding members.

Göngustígur fyrir utan Háskólann í Reykjavík

3.3.2021 : Nine vacancies for PhD students and postdocs in sleep research

The Sleep Revolution, an interdisciplinary research project lead by Reykjavík University, has advertised vacancies for seven doctoral students and two postdocs. The postdoc positions are in the field of computer science and engineering, while the positions of doctoral students is in the fields of computer science, engineering, psychology and sports science. Further information on individual positions can be found on RU's website. The application deadline is March 15.

Mynd úr Jörðinni í HR

2.3.2021 : Agreement of collaboration signed between Reykjavik University and Icelandic Standards

Icelandic Standards (IST) and Reykjavík University (RU) have signed a co-operation agreement. According to the agreement, students can complete an internship with IST and RU students and teachers can now request free and temporary reading access to standards.

Meðlimir keppnisliða HR

2.3.2021 : "The experience is unforgettable"

Students from Reykjavík University recently participated in two international business competitions: the Rotman Financial Competition in Canada and the BI Real-World Competition in Oslo.

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25.2.2021 : "I don´t get seasick myself!"

A group of students in their final year of BSc studies in Biomedical Engineering recently co-wrote a scientific article about their research that was published in the research journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. It is rare for undergraduate students to achieve such results in research.

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29.1.2021 : Equality days 2021

Equality Days 2021 will take place from 1 to 5 February.

Nemandi tekur við útskrifarskírteini á sviðinu Hörpu

27.1.2021 : Graduation on Saturday

Reykjavik University graduates candidates in Harpa on January 30th.

Hanna Steinunn Steingrímsdóttir

20.1.2021 : „These are exciting times, for teachers and students alike"

„We examine the functional relation between behaviour and environment, and in that way try to improve the individuals quality of life“ says Dr. Hanna Steinunn Steingrímsdóttir, Associate Professor in Applied Behavior Analysis at Reykjavík University‘s Department of Psychology. „That is the short description!“

 

19.1.2021 : "I got to throw a snowball off of a three hundred metre cliff right into the Atlantic"

Masters students in information technology can complete portions of their degree programme studies at another Nordic university, whilst earning a double degree 

Sóttvarnir og fyrirkomulag kennslu 2021

6.1.2021 : Infection prevention and organisation of teaching in the beginning of 2021

A new epidemiology regulation for universities took effect on January 1st. It states that 50 students may share an infection prevention zone, as long as they can keep a 2 meter distance to other students, and that groups of students should not mix in classes.

17.12.2020 : Opening hours for the holidays

As usually the RU building will be closed during the holidays as follows:
From 4 pm on December 23rd to 10 am December 27th.
From 4 pm on December 30th to 10 am on January 2nd.
Otherwise the RU building will be open from 8 am to 10 pm from December 19th to January 3rd. From 5 pm, an access card and pin number are needed.

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6.12.2020 : RU Employees receive awards for research, teaching and service

The annual Reykjavik University Awards were announced yesterday, Saturday. The awards are presented to employees who have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service. This year’s recipients are Dr. Jack James, professor in the Department of Psychology; Steinunn Groa Sigurðardottir, lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Stefania Gudny Rafnsdottir, who works in finance.

Benedikt Gíslason bankastjóri Arion banka og Ari Kristinn Jónsson, rektor HR, við undirritun samstarfssamnings vegna Forsetalista HR.

27.11.2020 : Arion bank to fund the RU Dean´s list

The Dean's list at Reykjavik University is compiled each term in order to award students for their academic achievements. The recognition is in the form a grant, i.e. a full tuition fee waiver for next semester. The Dean's list will be funded by Arion Bank for the next three years, according to an agreement that RU President Ari Kristinn Jonsson and Benedikt Gíslason, Arion CEO, signed yesterday.

23.11.2020 : First part of new RU Student Housing ready

The first part of the Reykjavik University student housing has been inaugurated and students moved into its rooms and apartments last August. In this first step of the development, 122 rental units are available: fully furnished individual rooms, individual apartments, apartments for couples and family apartments.

Kona sést ganga upp tröppurnar í Sólinni

3.11.2020 : Additional exam period and study counselling

In light of the pressure caused by the impact of Covid on studies and daily life, the decision has been made to reduce students‘ workload by increasing flexibility around final exams for the fall semester of 2020. 

2.11.2020 : More students see the effects of Covid having a long-lasting impact on their studies

Since the beginning of the Covid epidemic, Reykjavik University has regularly conducted surveys among its students to assess how they feel, how studying at home is going, and more. The results have been used when the University's actions in regard to Covid have been decided upon.

Erna Sif Arnardóttir

30.10.2020 : Iceland to become a centre for international sleep research

Sleep Revolution, an interdisciplinary international research and development project, has been selected for a 15-million Euro grant from the EU‘s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Health, demographic change and wellbeing.

Slawomir stendur með krosslagðar hendu rí svörtu herbergi

28.10.2020 : „How you do things is way more relevant than what you do“

Dr. Slawomir Koziel is a professor in the Department of Engineering in Reykjavik University. Koziel‘s research is focused on computer aided design and optimization of expensive simulation models, largely carried out in an anaechoic chamber in the basement of the RU main building. He teaches courses mainly in electrical engineering. Dr. Koziel is an extremely proficient scientist with a disciplined work ethic. His research has been cited in over 11 thousand scientific efforts internationally.

Mynd af sprittstandi og leiðbeiningum í HR vegna Kovit 19

8.10.2020 : 2 m social distancing at RU

Due to the increased number of Covid infections in society, the Icelandic government has announced stricter measures to prevent infections. Those measures influence the university’s operations, but also give leeway for continued on-site teaching, and for students to be able to use university facilities to study. 

17.9.2020 : Confirmed infections among students

Covid-19 infections have been confirmed this week among a small group of RU students. The infection does not seem to be wide-spread as all but one of the known infections are connected and within the same student group. That group and its teachers are now studying and working at home, while the infection tracking team, works on tracking and deciding on who needs to go to quarantine.

8.9.2020 : Online seminar on sustainability research at Reykjavik University

Ongoing research promoting sustainable development in Iceland and abroad

Meðal 350 bestu háskóla í heiminum og efstur á lista yfir áhrif rannsókna í fræðasamfélaginu

2.9.2020 : Reykjavik University's research most influential according to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking

Reykjavik University among the 350 best universities in the world and the best Icelandic university according to THE

2.9.2020 : Dr. Sveinn Vidar Gudmundsson is the new Chair of RU's Dept. of Business Administration

Dr. Sveinn Vidar Gudmundsson is the new Chair of RU's Dept. of Business Administration. Before joining Reykjavik University, Sveinn was professor of Strategic Management at Toulouse Business School. He is ex-Vice President of the Air Transport Research Society (2006-2019), and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Air Transport Management.

31.8.2020 : Coffee or no coffee?

"Do I need to give up coffee?" is probably one of the most common questions health professionals get asked by pregnant women. Today, they will be told that they do not need to stop drinking coffee but should limit consumption to 1-2 normal cups per day. These instructions need to be revised, according to a professor at Reykjavik University.

27.8.2020 : All kinds of Icelandic, please

Yesterday, Wednesday 26th of August, the campaign "Íslenska er allskonar" was launched. The campaign's organisers wish to reach people who have Icelandic as a second language and ask them to participate in the 'Samrómur' project.

Göngustígur fyrir utan Háskólann í Reykjavík

16.8.2020 : Infection prevention zones in RU

The RU building has been divided into more than 30 infection prevention zones, each with a separate entrance. At all entrances there is information on for which classrooms the entrance is used. All classrooms on the first floor, which have emergency exits to the outside, are separate zones and are accessed through the emergency exits only. RU employees and security guards will be outside RU for first few days to assist students with finding their way.

13.8.2020 : Record number of new students

This autumn, around 1700 new students will begin their studies at Reykjavik University, in undergraduate, master‘s, and PhD programs. The number of students at the University has been growing, but this is the largest number of new students so far; an increase of 20% since last autumn.

Nemendur standa við tússtöflu

13.8.2020 : Organization of Teaching at RU this Autumn

It is always a great pleasure for teachers and staff to welcome students back to school and start a new school year. This fall is no exception.

Mynd af sprittstandi og leiðbeiningum í HR vegna Kovit 19

31.7.2020 : On new restrictions due to covid and arriving in Iceland

Due to a new cluster of domestic COVID infections in Iceland, the government has put in place new restrictions that will remain in effect untilAugust 13th. It is unclear what will happen after August 13th, but Reykjavik University (RU) will abide by directions of Icelandic Health Authorities, which may change at short notice, depending on how society manages to deal with the pandemic.

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31.7.2020 : Would you like to take part in research on motion and seasickness at the RU Motion Sickness Lab?

Would you like to take part in research on motion and seasickness at the RU Motion Sickness Lab? The research is carried using a novel multimeric system based on virtual reality and a mechanical platform, which simulates rough sea, and several biomedical sensors (EEG, EMG, heart rate sensor, etc.). 

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18.6.2020 : Graduation June 20

Reykjavik University graduates candidates at Harpa June 20 at 11am and 2pm. 

2.6.2020 : Student housing open for applications

Applications are now open for new apartments and rooms at Reykjavik University Campus. The apartments will be ready this autumn. Available are single, fully furnished rooms with shared kitchen, studio apartments, two room apartments for couples and three room apartments for families. Wireless wifi is available in all apartments.

29.5.2020 : RU summer courses

Reykjavik University has organised a schedule of courses that university students, and the general public, can complete this summer. Many of the courses start in early June.

 

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26.5.2020 : 150 new research and innovation summer jobs at RU

As of today, May 26th applications are open for 150 new summer jobs at Reykjavik University. Deadline for applications is June 5th. The work period is June 10th for most of the vacancies and is for two months. The jobs are part of an effort by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Directorate of Labour and Reykjavik University to secure summer jobs for students. The vacancies are especially for students, 18 years and older.

208 nemendur brautskráning frá Háskólanum í Reykjavík 2020

7.5.2020 : Graduation ceremony June 20th

Graduation ceremony will be held June 20th

Kona sést ganga upp tröppurnar í Sólinni

4.5.2020 : The government's ban on gatherings and the closing of universities has been relaxed

Today the government's ban on gatherings and the closing of universities was relaxed. It is great that Iceland has reached this point and we look forward to slowly returning to a more normal situation in university operations.

Paolo Gargiulo heldur á þrívíddarprentuðu hjarta

24.4.2020 : Dr. Paolo Gargiulo promoted to Professor in the Department of Engineering

Dr. Paolo Gargiulo has been promoted to Professor in the Department of Engineering. The evaluation committee consisted of Dr. Andrei Manolescu, Professor, Department of Engineering, Reykjavík University (Chair); Dr. Zohar Yosibashi, Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University; and Karin Wuertz-Kozak, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology. Following are comments from the report of the committee:

Mynd af nemendum á gangi um HR

21.4.2020 : 92% of RU students happy with the University's response to COVID-19

In a recent survey, 92% of students of Reykjavik University (RU) said that they are rather or very happy with the University's response to COVID-19.

Kona sést ganga upp tröppurnar í Sólinni

17.4.2020 : Regarding the lifting of certain restrictions

In a memo from the Directorate of Health to the Minister of Health on the lifting of certain restrictions on gatherings, it is stated that universities can, to some extent, open their facilities on May 4th, but still with restrictions. 

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3.4.2020 : Frequently Asked Questions regarding response to COVID-19

Some questions and answers that will hopefully be of use to RU students during these special circumstances. 

3.4.2020 : HR extends deadlines for applications

It has been decided to extend the application deadline for studies at the University of Reykjavik before autumn semester 2020. A new deadline for undergraduate studies is June 15, instead of June 5, and a new deadline for applications for postgraduate studies is May 20, instead of April 30.

Nemandi að skrifa niður glósur í tíma á netinu í HR

1.4.2020 : Online teaching is going well but impact of home studies varies among students

Generally, RU students feel that moving all teaching online due to the closure following COVID-19 has been a success. Employees also feel that the transition to working from home has generally worked out well. However, the students do worry about the current situation and their experience with home studies varies. 

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1.4.2020 : Dr. Magnus Mar Halldorsson named one of the EATCS fellows of 2020

The EATCS (European Association for Theoretical Computer Science) Fellow Selection Committee has selected Magnus Mar Halldorsson from RU's Department of Computer Science as one of the EATCS Fellows of 2020. Magnus is honoured for "seminal contributions to the theory of approximation and graph algorithms as well as to the study of wireless algorithmics."

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31.3.2020 : "Let's start"

Dr. Luca Aceto, Chair of RU's Department of Computer Science is the first Chair to tell us about his favourite field of research in a new series of videos. The mini-documentaries focus on each Chair of the seven of RU's academic departments and show these individuals in a new light. 

27.3.2020 : How does the virus spread?

María Óskarsdóttir explains in a short lecture how data and network science are used to analyze the spread of the SARS-CoV-2virus

24.3.2020 : We might become a role-model

One of the most pressing dilemmas Icelanders face is the future of their language. The daily lives of Icelanders are so saturated with English, especially through voice controlled technology such as Alexa and Siri, that the government of Iceland decided to do something about it. 

23.3.2020 : Students get to choose “pass/fail” as a grading option for spring semester 2020 courses

In order to respond to the difficult and complex circumstances students are experiencing during the COVID19 pandemic, Reykjavik University has decided to allow students to choose “pass/fail” as a grading option for spring semester 2020 courses.

17.3.2020 : RU closes down: Where do I get information?

As Reykjavik University is now closed due to the Covid 19 epidemic and all teaching online, here is a list of necessary e-mail addresses so that the RU staff can keep on assisting RU students. 

 

Sólin í Háskólanum í Reykjavík

13.3.2020 : All teaching moved online due to ban on mass gatherings

As of today, the government of Iceland has put in force a ban on mass gatherings as a means of prevention of the COVID-19 epidemic. This means that all teaching at Reykjavik University will be moved online from midnight of the morning of Monday, March 16th. RU‘s objective is clear: to ensure that studies go forward, that the courses of spring semester are finished on time, and that students are graduated in June.

Mynd af sprittstandi og leiðbeiningum í HR vegna Kovit 19

6.3.2020 : Information regarding COVID-19

According to information from the Directorate of Health in Iceland, as of this Friday, March 6th, 43 individuals in Iceland have been diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. None of them has become seriously ill. No RU students or employees are among those infected.

Hópur fólks stendur saman upp við töflu

3.3.2020 : Setting out to explore the Romanian labor market over 10 years

Reykjavík University participates in a two-year project within the the EEA and Norway Grants that are funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The Grants have two goals – to contribute to a more equal Europe, both socially and economically – and to strengthen the relations between Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and the 15 beneficiary countries in Europe.

11.2.2020 : University Open Day 2020

The annual University Open Day will be held in Reykjavik University on February 29th from 12pm till 4pm. RU welcomes the public in the Sun and various lecture halls with programme introductions for undergraduate and graduate studies.

Unglingsstrákur stendur úti á götu

4.2.2020 : Canada joins the list of countries using „The Icelandic model“

Lanark county in Canada recently joined the many cities and communities that apply the so-called Icelandic Model, developed by The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis (ICSRA) at RU, for preventive measures against teenage substance abuse.

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21.1.2020 : Online Executive MBA Introductory Meeting

The meeting is online and will be held on March 26th between 11:30-12:10. 

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15.1.2020 : Vitinn 2020 - The University Fisheries Challenge

During this three-day challenge, students work in teams to develop and put forward an idea for an actual Icelandic company in the Seafood Industry. Vitinn takes place over three days from Thursday to Saturday. 

Maður horfir út um glugga

3.1.2020 : How deep learning can improve fish processing

One of the key foundations of the so-called fourth industrial revolution is Artificial Intelligence. We hear concepts like AI being talked about, but sometimes need practical examples of its use in this much discussed revolution - one that promises to make our life easier and our work more efficient. 

Nemendur eru hvattir til að fylgjast vel með veðrinu og veðurspá í dag og fara heim upp úr hádegi, sé þess kostur.

10.12.2019 : Students urged to keep an eye on the weather forecast today

We would like to encourage RU students to keep an eye on the weather and weather forecast today and leave school soon after lunch, if possible. There are a few exams today and as the forecast is now, they will not be postponed, but students living outside the capital area will be allowed to take the exams in their home area.

Kona stendur við handrið í Sólinni

25.11.2019 : "This opens up a window for Icelandic and international sleep researchers"

Erna Sif Arnardóttir is a Research Specialist at RU´s Department of Engineering. She, along with her research team, received funding recently from the Icelandic Centre for Research to establish a new facility within Reykjavik University for high-impact sleep and circadian rhythm research. An accessible facility for sleep and circadian research is currently missing in Iceland.

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19.11.2019 : MBA students to work with MITdesignX on their final projects

Students in the Reykjavik University Executive MBA will present their strategies for Icelandic start-up companies in front of a panel of experts at MIT in April.

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18.11.2019 : RU presents Althingi with a speech analytic software

Jón Guðnason, Associate Professor at RU´s Department of Engineering, delivered a speech analytic software to the Icelandic Parliament, Atlhingi, formally last Saturday on Icelandic Language Day.

13.11.2019 : The first group to graduate from the 14-month programmes at RU´s Department of Business

A graduation ceremony for RU´s Department of Business masters graduates was held in RU recently. Dr. Ragnhildur Helgadóttir, Dean of Reykjavik University´s School of Social Sciences, handed the candidates their graduation diplomas and congratulated them on their achievement.

María Óskarsdóttir

12.11.2019 : Can your mobile phone data be used for credit scoring?

Usually, when an individual wishes to buy a property and apply for a loan, the ususal process is to review bank statements, expenses and salary. However, there are around two billion people all over the world that do not have bank accounts and therefore no access to funding.

Post-it miðar á vegg

28.10.2019 : Eight teachers receive funding from the RU Teaching Development Fund

Eight projects received funding from RU’s Teaching Development Fund recently. The aim of the Fund is to strengthen teaching, innovation in teaching and quality of teaching at the University. The ideas for innovation in teaching come from the teachers themselves and they continue their development in cooperation with specialists. The allocated amount in total was around 20 million ISK.

Ragnhildur Helgadóttir var sæmd heiðursdoktorsnafnbót við Háskólann í Bergen.

16.10.2019 : Dr. Ragnhildur Helgadóttir awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bergen

Professor Ragnhildur Helgadóttir, dean of the School of Social Sciences at RU, had her honorary doctorary conferred at a ceremony in Bergen yesterday, October 15.

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8.10.2019 : Good outcome for Reykjavik University in institution-wide review

In a recent report for the Icelandic Quality Enhancement Framework, a team of international experts on quality education states that "the Team formed a view of a very distinctive, innovative University, with a mission that is clearly aligned to the needs of Iceland. The University has strong institution-level leadership and strategy, with objectives and financial allocations clearly aligned to its mission."

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18.9.2019 : A smart future for power transport

"My aim is to develop the subject of smart grids which is a hot topic these days. It is basically an intelligent power system that has a self-healing feature, supported by advanced protection systems with interactive automation and control. This also enables a successful integration of renewable energy sources."

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12.9.2019 : Reykjavík University ranked 1st for citations

On the Times Higher Education rankings list for 2020, Reykjavík University is ranked in first place along with six other universities. This is measured by the number of citations, proportianally, i.e. how many times scientists cite research findings from RU scientists in peer-reviewed articles.

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11.9.2019 : Quantum Computing for the 21st century: Try the IBM quantum computer

Bob Sutor: VP - IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem will in Iceland in September to introduce the IBM quantum computer Qiskit which is now in beta testing. With him is a group of Masters students called The Blue Smarties.

Á mynd frá hægri Einar Magnússon, starfsmaður í yfirsetu prófa, Olivier Matthieu S. Moschetta, lektor við verkfrdeild, Ólafur E. Sigurjónsson, prófessor við verkfrdeild og Dr. Ari K. Jónsson Rektor HR

10.9.2019 : The 2019 RU Awards

Reykjavik University awards three staff member every year for achievements in their field, in three  categories: the RU Teaching Awards, the RU Service Awards and the RU Research Awards.

10.9.2019 : RU International day

RU International day will be held Thursday 12 September at 11:00-13:00. The aim of the International day in the Sun is to provide students at RU with information on exchange/internship/study opportunities abroad, to emphasise the importance of gaining international experience and to celebrate cultural difference.

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13.8.2019 : The Future of financial services and AWS Fintech offering

Patrice Letourneau, Strategic Account Manager Fintech at Amazon Web Services talks about the Future of financial services and AWS Fintech offering at Reykjavik University, room V102, on Tuesday August 20, 4-5 pm.

Nýnemadagur HR 2019

13.8.2019 : New students welcomed to RU

Reykjavik University welcomed our new incoming student group. An energetic group of promising new students joined us at the Fresher’s fair to meet teachers, staff, our student associations, and their future classmates.

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1.7.2019 : RU in 52nd place in the Young University Ranking

Reykjavik University (RU) is in 52nd place on the new list of Times Higher Education over the 100 best young universities in the world (Young University Ranking). 

Þrjár stelpur taka sjálfu á útskrift HR

20.6.2019 : Graduation Ceremony, June 22nd

Reykjavik University will graduate candidates this next Saturday, on June 22th. The ceremony will be held in Eldborg, Harpa and starts at 1:00 pm.

Myndin sýnir rauðar blöðrur með merki HR

13.6.2019 : New Deans and Department Chairs

An introduction to new deans at Reykjavik University.

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5.6.2019 : An agreement that aims to increase innovation and research in green energy

Reykjavik University recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Industries and Innovation, The Renewable Energy Cluster, and GRP ltd. regarding innovation in the green energy sector and continuing research collaboration with Cornell University in New York.

Nemendur virða fyrir sér dróna

20.5.2019 : RU students prepare for the next Mars exploration

Rovers for Mars exploration will be tested in Iceland during the summer with the participation of a group of RU students from the departments of Engineering and Applied Engineering. Their role is to assist Mission Control Space Services (MCSS) crew in charge of the SAND-E (Semi-Autonomous Navigation for Detrital Environments) project.

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30.4.2019 : No luxury suites or personal assistants for Game of Thrones cast

The production of Game of Thrones began in 2011 and in the eight years since then, the production team at Pegasus have had to manage budgets, location scouting, shooting schedules, lodgings and food, travel to and from locations, permits etc. It has been a diverse and complicated task that has demanded a great amount of funding and intricate planning.

5.4.2019 : RU ranked 101-200 in the Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking

Reykjavík University (RU) is ranked 101–200 in the overall 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. The results are based on scaled and pre-rounded performance of universities globally with regards to their social and economic impact which is based on the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.

22.3.2019 : Towards a sustainable future

Reykjavik University is shifting the gender gap in tech subjects and its operations have become even more environmentally friendly. These are among findings in a newly published report on RU´s achievements in reaching sustanability goals put forth in the United Nations' PRME collaboration.

Nemandi stendur á ganginum í HR

20.3.2019 : RU introduces its graduate programmes in Graduate Study Week

Next week, March 25th-29th, RU will host the Graduate Study Week. Introductory meetings about individual courses will be held and light refreshments served. In the meetings, teachers and current students will explain the course structure.

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12.3.2019 : Dwight Phillips, former Olympic and world champion, visits RU

Phillips´ talk is titled 7 ways to how I became a World and Olympic Champion and is open to everyone.

6.3.2019 : Opening of RU's Entrepreneurship Lab

On Friday March 8 at 12-1pm the opening of RU´s new innovation center for students will be held in a newly renovated building by the Bragginn Bar & Bistro in Nautholsvik. Light refreshments will be served and the name of the innovation center will be announced.

1.3.2019 : Technology transfer at MIT

Lesley Millar-Nicholson, director of MIT‘s Technology Transfer Office (TLO), will give a talk on tech transfer on Monday March 4, in Reykjavík University, room M209 between 12-13.

Mynd frá vísindavöku 2018

28.2.2019 : Research funding for RU five times more in the space of a decade

According to Reykjavik University Research Services´ annual reports, the overall research activity at RU is constantly rising and has been for the last ten years. An example of this is allocation from national competitive funds which has increased fivefold over a period of 11 years. These impressive results are established with the latest rankings from Times Higher Education. 

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27.2.2019 : Changes in structure of departments and schools at RU

The structure of academic schools and departments within Reykjavik University (RU) will be changed on March 1st. This change will not affect the availability or structure of any study programs at the university.

Nemandi stendur á ganginum í HR

26.2.2019 : University Open Day 2019

The University of Reykjavik opens its doors to the public on Saturday 2 March 2019 between 12 and 4 p.m.

Skólastofa í HR

25.2.2019 : 8 PhD projects receive funding from RU´s Resarch Fund

RU Research Fund has awarded 8 PhD Student Grants og the total amount 42.720.000 ISK. Furthermore, Reykjavik University has launched a special two-semester course for PhD students.

20.2.2019 : RU opens twelve new electric charging points on campus

Students and employees at Reykjavik University can now charge their electric and plug-in hybrid cars at twelve new charging points next to the University building. The charging points have been set up in cooperation with the service company Hlaða ehf.

8.2.2019 : RU International day: Tuesday 12 February 2019

RU International day will be held Tuesday 12 February at 11:00-13:00 in the Sun 

Framadagar 2019

23.1.2019 : Framadagar Careers Fair held in RU on Thursday

The main objective of Framadagar is to link employment opportunities, and for final project co-operation, summer work, part-time and full-time work in Iceland and young people.

Paolo Gargiulo heldur á þrívíddarprentuðu hjarta

18.1.2019 : User-centered treatment is the future

Dr. Paolo Gargiulo, Associate Professor at Reykjavik University´s School of Science and Engineering and the director of the Institute of Biomedical and Neural Engineering, Taugalífeðlisfræðistofnun, manages the Icelandic part of the RESTORE project, which recently received a 5,5 million Euro grant from the EU´s ambitious Horizon project.

Hnakkaþon 2019

17.1.2019 : Hnakkaþon fisheries challenge

The Hnakkaþon Fisheries Challenge will take place in RU from the 24th of January until the 26th. Hnakkaþon is an open competition for RU students who would like to use their creativity, skills and talent to develop a business solution for the seafood industry. The event is organised in co-operation between Reykjavik University and Fisheries Iceland with the support of Icelandair and The US Embassy in Iceland.

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4.12.2018 : Ready for experiential training on decision skills in western France?

Eight RU students have the opportunity to travel to France and stay there for five days in February or March. There they will learn about decision making skills in a new and exciting way in the international coastal town of Brest in Bretagne. Travel and living expenses are included. 

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22.11.2018 : The first and only Icelandic astronaut teaches a course at RU

Bjarni Tryggvason, the first and only Icelandic astronaut (to date) will be teaching a new course at RU late November and December. The course, Space Systems Design, will be one of RU´s School of Science and Engineering´s three-week courses which are held after exams every semester. The three week courses present theory through practice and/or an experienced guest lecturer from industry.

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5.11.2018 : Switching to e-cars will not suffice for Iceland to reach Paris agreement goals

These are among the findings of a new report written by Eyjólfur Ingi Ásgeirsson and Hlynur Stefánsson, among others.

Maður gengur framhjá skápum á gangi í HR

22.10.2018 : RU awards 8 PhD student grants from a new Research Fund

Reykjavik University recently awarded more than 42 million ISK to 8 different PhD research projects. The funding is for a period of one year. The projects that received grants from the fund in 2018 are:

Nemendur læra í Sólinni

12.10.2018 : A statement from the President of Reykjavik University

Given the extensive media coverage concerning an assistant professor who has recently left Reykjavik University, it should be stressed that University management can not discuss publicly matters concerning individual employees.

Nemendur spjalla saman í skólastofu

3.10.2018 : RU hosts the 12th International Conference on Axiomatic Design

RU´s School of Science and Engineering will host the 12th International Conference on Axiomatic Design, October 9-12, 2018.

28.9.2018 : Reykjavik University ranked third in terms of citations in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

In the latest rankings released by Times Higher Education (THE) of the best universities in the world, Reykjavik University (RU) ranks third to sixth in terms of scientific citations, along with Stanford University, MIT and Brandeis University.

Jose situr á þrekhjóli og brosir framan í myndavélina

17.9.2018 : Making progress in the science of handball

The latest edition of the Journal of Human Kinetics is dedicated to handball research, making it the first distinguished, peer reviewed scientific magazine to assign a special edition to the sport.

Nemendur gæða sér á mat í Sólinni

28.8.2018 : Salsa and waffles in the Sun

Reykjavik University celebrated its International Day today. The aim of the International Day is to celebrate RU´s  vibrant international culture on campus and to promote exchange, internships, grants and other international opportunities. In the Sun, International students at RU offered food from their home countries and provided information about their home schools.

Guðni Th. Jóhanesson

17.8.2018 : President of Iceland advocates "gender blindness" in sport

The 11th annual meeting of the Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport is now being held at Reykjavik University. Among the speakers yesterday were Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhanesson, the president of Iceland, and Þóra Björg Helgadóttir, former member of the women´s national football team. 

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15.8.2018 : Dr. Ágúst Valfells new dean of Reykjavik University´s School of Science and Engineering

Dr. Ágúst Valfells is new the dean of Reykjavik University´s School of Science and Engineering from August 1st 2018. He takes over the role from Dr. Guðrún Sævarsdóttir who has been dean since 2011.

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9.8.2018 : Orientation day 2018

Orientation day will be held August 14th at Reykjavik University 

Við styðjum strákana okkar og lokum kl. 14:30 föstudaginn 22. júní

21.6.2018 : RU will be closing early on Friday, June 22nd

RU will be closing early on Friday, June 22nd @ 2:30 pm.

Myndin sýnir MIT háskólann

20.6.2018 : RU to accept graduate courses from MITx Micromasters program

Graduate students at Reykjavik University can now complete online courses from MITx and earn credits, which they can use in their graduate studies at RU.

Myndin sýnir fjögur mismunandi plötuumslög

15.6.2018 : Anticipating Iceland´s first match in the World Cup: A new playlist from the Department of Sport Science

As many are aware of, certainly all Icelanders, the country will be playing for the first time ever in the football World Cup. The national team´s first ever game is tomorrow agains Argentina.

Ari Kristinn Jónsson

13.6.2018 : Graduation ceremony in Harpa

Reykjavik University will graduate candidates this next Saturday, on June 16th. The ceremony will start earlier than usual due to the first Iceland match in the football World Cup, or at 10 am. Graduating candidates are however required to attend at 8am in Eldborg hall in Harpa. It is expected to be finished at 12pm.

Myndin sýnir lógó THE

7.6.2018 : Reykjavik University is one of the best 100 young universities

According to the latest Times Higher Education ranking (THE), Reykjavik University (RU) is one of the top 100 young universities.

Kona stendur í púlti og talar

22.5.2018 : Funded graduate projects introduced

Various research projects in digital marketing, personal data collection laws, airspace metrics, FinTech, big data, energy issues, and many more were introduced in RU on the 8th of May. Students and project supervisors have until May 29th to apply for the projects, or funding for projects they think applies to each company.

Hópur fólks situr í tröppunum í Sólinni

25.4.2018 : International Staff Week at RU

The International Office at RU, hosted the 4th International Staff week from 11th -13th of April, and welcomed 35 participants from 12 countries.

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17.4.2018 : Project Management: Mindhunter's research project

The well-received Netflix series Mindhunter (2017) centers around the research of the FBI Behavioral Science Unit on the minds of serial killers. The show´s characters are based on real people and Dr. Ann Burgess (the show´s "Dr. Carr") will give a talk on Wednesday, April 18th, in RU courtesy of the MPM Master of Project Management programme.

Hópur fólks stendur við höfnina í Reykjavík

12.4.2018 : Reykjavik University signs a partnership agreement with Meet in Reykjavik

An agreement was signed between Meet in Reykjavík and Reykjavík University (RU), the University of Iceland, and the Iceland Academy of the Arts on April 9th. The aim of the agreement is to increase the number of international academic meetings and conferences held by universities in Iceland.

Nemendur sitja í skólastofu

13.3.2018 : Graduate courses at RU School of Business now 14 months instead of two years

Graduate studies at RU School of Business will from next autumn take 14 months to complete instead of two years. This is made possible with the addition of a summer semester. The School of Business has also launched two new gradaute courses: Innovation Management and Tourism and Hospitality Management.

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8.3.2018 : School of Science and Engineering scientists collaborated on EU project

Dr. Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, professor, and Dr. Þórður Víkingur Friðgeirsson, assistant professor, at RU's School of Science and Engineering are participants in an ERASMUS+ project that focuses on the development of six manuals for construction management. 

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7.3.2018 : Creativity and innovation at an international summer school in RU

Reykjavik University (RU) School of Business, in cooperation with the University of Southern Maine (USM), will host a 10-day summer school on Creativity, Leadership, & Innovation, with focus on sustainable tourism, in Iceland this summer.

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31.1.2018 : How to transform breakthrough technologies into real world solutions and foster local innovation in a globalized world?

A lecture by Arnaud de la Tour, a life science engineer and economist.

Mót hækkandi sól

29.1.2018 : The RU Mental Health Awareness Week

The Mental Health Awareness Week in RU is organised by RU student counselling and RU's Psychology Department. From Monday through Friday, open seminars and lectures will be held at lunch time. One of the lectures will be in English.

Nemandi framkvæmir mælingu á meðan kona í íþróttafötum stendur fyrir framan hann

23.1.2018 : PAPESH Research Centre advises the Canadian women's handball team

The staff of PAPESH Research Centre of Reykjavik University has been evaluating the Icelandic National Handball Teams, both A-teams and youth teams. The Research Centre is now also counselling the Canadian women's national handball tea

19.1.2018 : Encouraging research collaboration a part of the President of Iceland´s official visit to Sweden

Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, professor at RU's Department of Psychology, participated in an official event in Stockholm yesterday which was a part of the President of Iceland's official visit to Sweden. The event was held at the renowned Karolinska research institute and was hosted by the Nobel Assembly. In attendance were the President of Iceland and their majesties the King and Queen of Sweden.

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19.12.2017 : ISE student receives the 2017 Women in Energy Innovation Award

The 2017 Women in Energy Conference was held at Strathmore University in Kenya December 13-14th, focusing on the link between energy access and women empowerment. Winnie Apiyo, a student at RU's Iceland School of Energy attended the conference and also received the 2017 Women in Energy Innovation Award.

Game Dev Demo Day poster

15.12.2017 : Game Dev Demo Day

This Monday, students from Reykjavik University's Computer Game Design & Development class will be showcasing 11 new games that they made in only 3 weeks time. Come and give them a try!

vegur til framtíðar

24.11.2017 : The future of transport in the EU

Join us at an open discussion session with Violeta Bulc, the European Commissioner for Transport

Hópur fólks stendur fyrir framan byggingu og horfir í myndavélina

12.10.2017 : School of Science and Engineering takes part in the European D'Ahoy project

RU's School of Science and Engineering, through the CORDA Center of Risk and Decision Analysis, will participate in the D'Ahoy research project, along with other European universities.

A small plant grows out of sand

9.10.2017 : Agents of Change: From Idea to Impact

Georgina Campbell Flatter, Executive Director, The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT

Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
MIT Sloan School of Management
 

  • Reykjavik Unversity, room M201 
  • Wednesday, October 11 at 12:00
Tveir nemendur standa fyrir framan heimskort

25.9.2017 : RU International Day: September 28

This is an important part of presenting internation opportunities available and see the importance of international experience. This time we will focus expecially on exchange for RU students as we will have representatives from 14 partner universities visiting us, 13 from the Nordic countries and 1 from Germany.  These are colleagues from the international offices.

Horft upp í loftið í sólinni

23.9.2017 : Reykjavik University among 500 best universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education

RU ranks among the 500 best universities in the world, according to the recently published list of Times Higher Education. This is the first time RU appears on the list, which is an excellent result for a young and specialized university.

Students from the summer school stand together in a group out in nature

12.9.2017 : ISE masters students share their Summer School experiences

Every year, the Iceland School of Energy hosts their Summer School from July to August, where students around the world come to Iceland to learn about sustainability and renewable energy. This year, 38 students attended the summer school, the most there has ever been.

Nemendur ganga um HR

5.9.2017 : Students at RU can now access the HigherEd global talent portal

RU students can now access the HigherEd global talent portal. The portal is targeted towards students that want to gain international experience, whether it be through internships, trainee positions, apprenticeships or graduate positions.

30.8.2017 : CADIA seminar: Affective Body Expression: Perception and Automatic Recognition

Through different studies and contexts, spanning from computer games to textile handling, I will present our current understanding of how people perceive and express affect through body movement and touch behaviour. In doing so, I will also present our work on automatic recognition of naturalistic affective expressions and on how technology can be used to regulate people's affective states and perception of themselves.

Gísli Hjálmtýsson

15.8.2017 : Dr. Gísli Hjálmtýsson is the new Dean of RU School of Computer Science

Dr. Gísli Hjálmtýsson is the new Dean of Ru School of Computer Science. Dr. Hjálmtýsson has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and leader in IT and innovation. He has extensive knowledge in various fields of Icelandic and international industry.

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11.8.2017 : Reykjavik University awarded at UN PRME Global Forum in New York

Last week, at the UN PRME Global Forum in New York, Reykjavik University‘s School of Business won the award "Recognition of Excellence in Progress Reporting". The report is a testimony of Reykjavik University‘s commitment to the six UN PRME principles.

Study_in_Iceland

19.6.2017 : New version of Study in Iceland launched

Study in Iceland, a web portal containing information about higher education in Iceland has been re-launched. This website is run in cooperation between The Icelandic Centre for Research and Promote Iceland. The focus of the website is to gather all relevant information useful for international students in one place.

4.5.2017 : Urban Food from Residual Heat – Open Innovation Competition

The Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University and the consulting company Navigo are offering a presentation of Climate-KIC´s Open Innovation Competition on the use of residual heat for urban food production.

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4.5.2017 : Annual innovation course welcomes students from Alberta, Canada

Every spring, first-year graduate students at Reykjavik University are organised into random groups of three or four and assigned the task of coming up with a new business idea. The students then have three weeks to bring together ideas and skills, and knowledge from their respective academic fields to make their plan, and are even encouraged to do a prototype of the new product.

Skjáskot úr leiknum EVE Online sýnir geimskip

18.4.2017 : RU Students take part in groundbreaking project with CCP Games

Students from Reykjavik University's School of Computer Science are working on a project that has received some well-deserved interest lately. Project Discovery is the name of the project, a collaboration between RU and CCP Games that among other things develops the popular game EVE Online.

Eydís horfir í myndavélina og stendur við hliðina á vélbúnaði frá Icelandair

24.3.2017 : Information sessions on industry-funded masters projects

Reykjavik University, in cooperation with key players in Icelandic industry, hereby calls for project proposals for funded MSc projects for the school year 2017-2018.

Guy with snow on the inside of his glasses looks into the camera

20.3.2017 : The International Newsletter for spring 2017 published

Student research, pineapple on pizza, new double degree with RU and Aalto University, and record-breaking amounts of fresh snow are among the topics in a newsletter published by the RU International Office.

Beach, glacier, snow

21.2.2017 : Workshop on snow hydrology for real-time maps

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, LHBI and RU will host an international workshop at RU, room V201, on snow hydrology for real-time maps.

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31.1.2017 : It sells itself! Marketing Icelandic innovation

Do Icelandic start-up companies put enough effort into marketing these new solutions and products? Are they aware of how much investment is needed in marketing to achieve international success? Do they focus too much on the domestic market?

Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir

24.1.2017 : The world could learn from the "Icelandic Model"

For over twenty years, Dr. Sigfusdottir has been gathering masses of data regarding the lives and wellbeing of Icelandic teenagers.

Mynd sem sýnir inn í Aalto háskóla

17.1.2017 : Electric Engineering: A new double MSc degree from RU and Aalto

Graduate students in Electrical Engineering at RU's School of Science and Engineering will from now be able to graduate with a double degree from RU and Aalto University in Finland.

Dried cod

10.1.2017 : Hnakkathon - The Fisheries Challenge 2017

The Fisheries Challenge (Hnakkathon) of RU and Fisheries Iceland, will take place at Reykjavik University January 19th to 21st. The winning team will visit the Seafood Expo North America in Boston in March, courtesy of Icelandair and the US Embassy in Iceland.

Juliet Newson stendur á gangi í HR og horfir í myndavélina

9.12.2016 : Dr. Juliet Newson is the new Director of Iceland School of Energy

The Iceland School of Energy, a part of Reykjavik University offering a set of master's degrees in sustainable energy and engineering, is proud to announce that Dr. Juliet Newson has joined its team as the School's new Director.

29.11.2016 : Iceland's first anechoic chamber

The first radio-frequency anechoic chamber in Iceland can now be found in the basement of the RU University Campus. The chamber has been customized for the needs (and budget) of the Engineering Optimization & Modeling Center (EOMC) at RU. It is about 7m x 4m x 3m in size, electrically shielded, and covered inside with aborbers that suppress reflections of electromagnetic waves within it.

Bjarni Már Magnússon

11.11.2016 : The new Arctic Initiative that brought an RU researcher to the White House

For the past 18 months, Dr. Bjarni Mar Magnusson, associate professor at RU School of Law, has been a Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholar. The Initiative is a new multidisciplinary, multinational team research programme designed around specific applied research challenges in the areas of water, energy, health and infrastructure.

AI festival 2016

8.11.2016 : The AI Festival 2016: Artificial Intelligence and the Economy

The AI Festival 2016 will be held Friday the 11th of November in Reykjavik University, Lecture Hall V101

Ólafur Eysteinn Sigurjónsson

27.10.2016 : Olafur Sigurjonsson is the new president of the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials

Dr. Olafur E. Sigurjonsson, associate professor at the Biomedical Enigineering deptartment at RU School of Science and Engineering, is the new president of the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials (ScSB).

HR húsið

19.10.2016 : Constitutions – Poetry or Prose?

A dynamic talk on constitutional reform in light of the different purposes of constitutions. The speakers will approach the matter from original perspectives seldom presented in Iceland.

The short talks will end with answers to common question which are posed to the lectures being addressed, namely: “Poetry or Prose: What makes a constitution legitimate?“ At the end of the formal lectures there will be an interactive session with audience members and presenters. 

IP Policies and technology management in universities and research institutions

13.10.2016 : Intellectual Property Policies and Technology Management in Universities and Research Institutions

Location: Room V102 at Reykjavik University. The seminar is open to the public. 

Arctic High Seas

30.9.2016 : Building Common Interests in the Arctic Ocean

Thursday October 6th, 9am-12:00 pm GMT in Reykjavik University, Room V102

The objective of this event is to build common interests in the Arctic Ocean, considering drivers and risks of impacts in the Arctic High Seas from the perspectives of diverse stakeholders in an inclusive manner.

Mr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, former President of Iceland, will address the conference. 

MBA-vottun

30.9.2016 : The RU MBA programme accredited by AMBA for the second time

The RU MBA programme has been awarded the AMBA accreditation, for the second time. AMBA (Association of MBAs) accredits MBA programmes around the world. The aim of AMBA is to increase the quality of postgraduate business education.

This is the second time the quality of the RU MBA is affirmed by the association. There are around 25 thousand MBA programmes taught world-wide but only 200 or so out of this great number has received the accreditation.

FIVR-VR

21.9.2016 : Reykjavik University hosts Junction Hackathon's VR Jam

VR Jam will be held at Reykjavik University September 29th - 30th, focusing on all things virtual reality. This is a great opportunity for those interested in this exciting technology to come and collaborate with fellow enthusiasts. 
VR Jam is held by Junction and Slush PLAY and hosted by RU in the day preceding the Slush PLAY conference held at Austurbær, September 29th - 30th.

 

Fulltrúar HR og Alþingis standa í Alþingisgarðinum

9.9.2016 : Artificial Intelligence will be used to record Parliament speeches

Representatives from Parliament and RU School of Science and Engineering have signed an agreement regarding the development and implementation of an open software that is to be used for recording speeches. The aim is to have a speech analysis system, based on artificial intelligence, functional within two years.

Nemendur spila á hljóðfæri

1.9.2016 : On the menu: International study options and a very diverse cuisine

Every semester, the International Exchange Office organises the RU International Day, held in the Sun at lunchtime. It is customary for international students at the University to be present for a chat about their home country and offer some traditional dishes.

29.8.2016 : Students organise one of the largest hacking competitions ever held in Iceland

The annual IceCTF hacking competition was held on August 12-26 by Reykjavik University and Syndis Information Security Company. The goal of the IceCTF is to raise awareness of security in information technology in a fun way. 

 

Nýir nemendur í HR skoða upplýsingablað

18.8.2016 : New academic year off to a good start with a record number of international students

The week started with a special orienation programme for both international and Icelandic students. During the two days, RU staff introduced the services available, academic rules and resources and organised a game of orienteering that required the students to venture into the far corners of RU's campus.

Student Orientation

11.8.2016 : Orientation for International and Exchange Students, August 15-16th

It is almost time to start University! RU will host two separate orientation programmes for new international students on August 15th and 16th. There is a separate programme for international students and exchange students. 

Páll Melsteð Ríkharðsson

10.8.2016 : Dr. Pall M. Rikhardsson is the new Dean of RU School of Business

Dr. Pall M. Rikhardsson is the new Dean of RU School of Business. He will take over the position from dr. Thoranna Jonsdottir on August 15th. 

Rektor HR stendur við púlt í Hörpu og heldur ræðu

20.6.2016 : The largest group to graduate from Reykjavik University

RU graduated 641 students this Saturday at Harpa Concert Hall, 443 undergraduate and 196 graduate. Two students graduated with a PhD degree. 

6.6.2016 : Meet the new directors of RU's Student Union

Earlier this spring, the students at RU elected a new administration for their Student Union, most often referred to as SFHR. The Union's president for the 2016-2017 academic year is Rebekka Rún Jóhannesdóttir. Skúli Þór Árnason is vice president, Kristinn Guðmundsson is treasurer, Erna Sigurdardottir is student officer, and Íris Björk Snorradóttir is information officer.

Myndin sýnir MIT háskólann

1.6.2016 : RU in cooperation with MIT to promote economic growth through innovation

Reykjavik University and the Ministry of Industries and Innovation will for the next two years be involved in an international project with MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that aims to create jobs and promote economic growth in Iceland with innovation.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík

27.5.2016 : 24 million ISK allocated for research through industry collaboration

University of Reykjavik partners, Icelandair Group, Isavia, LS Retail and Fisheries Iceland will provide a total of 24 million krona for research at masters and doctoral level in the academic year 2016-2017. Recently, the joint committee of RU and these partners allocated the abovementioned amount for various research projects of masters and PhD students. 

20.5.2016 : Drones, apps and safety equipment for cars

First year students from all academic departments form groups during a three-week session each spring after exams to finish a course in startup and innovation. Last Friday awards were given out for the best ideas and for special consideration to social responsibility. 

Stór hópur stelpna situr í stiganum í Sólinni í HR

13.5.2016 : RU hosts tech festival for 400 girls

Reykjavik University, SKY (The Icelandic Computer Association) and SI (Federation of Icelandic Industries) organised the annual Girls in ICT day at RU recently. Around 400 girls from the East of Iceland and the greater Reykjavik area visited RU and nearly 20 tech companies. 

Kyle Edmunds stendur við handrið í Sólinni í HR

9.5.2016 : PhD student received two awards at Europe's largest biomedical engineering conference

Kyle Edmunds is a PhD student in biomedical engineering at RU's School of Science and Engineering. At the prestigious Medicon conference held in Cyprus recently, Kyle received two awards, the MEDICON2016 First Place Honorarium and the Springer Scientific Young Investigator Award. The conference is the largest in Europe in the field of medical and biological engineering and computing. 

27.4.2016 : How Iceland lowered teenage alcohol use by 37%

In 1998 substance use amongst adolescents in Iceland was one of the highest in Europe. By 2015, it was amongst the lowest. Dr. Inga Dora Sigfusdottir, Professor, introduced this twenty year success story at the United Nations General Assembly on the world drug problem in New York last week. 

Spotify

26.4.2016 : Students enjoy a custom-made RU playlist by musician Valdimar

Icelandic musician Valdimar has compiled a list of songs for RU students.

15.4.2016 : A simple but effective way to fight symptoms of depression in cancer patients

A research-team at Mount Sinai hospital in New York has received great attention recently after proving the effectiveness of a simple, effective way to reduce effects of depression and fatigue for cancer patients. Dr. Heiðdís Valdimarsdóttir is a professor of psychology at Reykjavik University and a part of the Icahn School of Medicine research team at Mount Sinai.

11.4.2016 : Harpa, Ingunn and Andrei received the annual RU Awards

Every year RU rewards three members of staff for outstanding achievements in their fields. The awards are given out in three categories: the RU Teaching Awards, the RU Service Awards and the RU Research Awards. The awards go out to employees who are considered to have excelled in development, research, teaching and service to students.

 

11.3.2016 : Science comes to life for 100 secondary school students

The annual Science Carousel took place in RU recently. The event is organised by RU in cooperation with a primary school each year. The carousel, named Hringekjan in Icelandic, aims to bring science to life for students in the 9th and 10th grade.

24.2.2016 : University Open Day on March 5th 2016

The annual University Open Day, held in Reykjavik University, the University of Iceland and Iceland Academy of the Arts will be held on March 5th 2016 from 12pm till 4 pm. 

18.2.2016 : Fisheries Challenge winners visit Thorfish ltd.

The winning team of this year's Fisheries Challenge visited Thorfish ltd., the challenge 2016 partner, on Monday. They were greeted by Thorfish staff and management in the town of Grindavík in the South of Iceland and introduced to all aspects of the operation.

UT12

10.2.2016 : 3D printed organs and lessons in computer hacking: RU showcases the latest in IT

According to custom, RU put on a fun and informative show at this year´s UTmessa, an annual show dedicated to the latest in Information Technology (IT). The UTmessa is held in Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík and draws a great crowd each year.

1.2.2016 : 204 receive their degrees at January graduation

204 students were graduated from Reykjavik University on Saturday. The ceremony took place in Harpa concert hall. 

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27.1.2016 : International Day tomorrow in the Sun

Exchange students will invite students and staff to taste delicacies from their home countries. They will also give information about their home universities for RU students interested in studies abroad.

22.1.2016 : New technolgy to measure respitory complications during sleep

Marta Serwatko defended her master‘s thesis in biomedical engineering at RU's Department of Science and Engineering last week. In her study she measured the effectiveness of a new method to assess respiratory effort during sleep. Marta was among the young scientists who received a grant from Landspitali - The National University Hospital of Iceland for her research in December 2014 and has already introduced preliminary findings at international conferences.

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15.1.2016 : Student's model of cost effective hydrogen production to be discussed today

The Iceland School of Energy (ISE) at Reykjavik University aims to train students in the field of clean energy.
The school offers a unique opportunity to study sustainable energy in close cooperation with leaders in the field of renewable energy. 

PhotoNASA

13.1.2016 : Watch Online: Arctic Oil and Gas - Understanding Responsibility and Liability

The Arctic is estimated to hold the world's largest remaining untapped gas reserves and some of its largest undeveloped oil reserves. Developing these resources in the harsh Arctic environment will be complex and challenging and could result in far-reaching impacts. At this seminar, three experienced scholars of international law will examine the remedies available if there is damage to the Arctic environment or the people who live in it. 

Fisheries Challenge

13.1.2016 : Hnakkathon / The Fisheries challenge

Hnakkathon – or the Fisheries Challenge – will take place at Reykjavik University 21-25 January. The competition is open to all RU students.

11.1.2016 : Agreements signed with universities in Vietnam and South Korea

Ari Kristinn Jonsson, rector of Reykjavik University, recently visited Vietnam and South Korea as a member of a delegation for the president of Iceland´s official visit to the two countries.  

Tufwane

6.1.2016 : Renewable energy expertise transferred from one continent to another

Tufwane Mwagomba, from Malawi, became the first former student of the United Nations Geothermal Training Programme to defend his MSc thesis at Iceland School of Energy (ISE) in December 2015.

Jack James situr í stól á ganginum í HR

11.12.2015 : How changing behaviour saves lives

Jack James is a professor in the Psychology Department at RU and the author of a recently published book called “The Health of Populations: Beyond Medicine”. According to Dr. James, healthcare is dominated by strong beliefs that biological understanding is the foundation for promoting health and preventing illness. “What this book shows is that despite the importance of biological understanding, health in all societies is more closely related to behavioural and social factors.” 

MPM-nám við HR fær vottun

27.11.2015 : Project Management programme awarded APM certification

The MPM Master of Project Management course at RU's School of Science and Engineering was recently awarded a certification by the British Associaton for Project Management, APM.

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23.11.2015 : Project Discovery: A new virtual frontier

Two students at RU School of computer Science, Hjalti Leifsson and Johann Orn Bjarkason, are in the middle of their exams. At the same time, they are participating in a massive cross-European research project, breaking ground in the new area of citizen science. So how do two undergraduate students get involved in a project of that scale?

Staða mannauðsstjórnunar

17.11.2015 : Social media and HR: Not the best combination

In recent years, HR managers in Iceland have established themselves as a part of the executive management teams in companies and public institutions. It seems that their position has not been compromised in the wake of the financial collapse in 2008. These are among the many conclusions that can be drawn from this year´s CRANET-study conducted by the Research Centre on HRM at the School of Business.

How the UK is thinking smart

30.10.2015 : How the UK is thinking smart

The British Embassy and Reykjavik University, in cooperation with the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce and SI - the Federation of Icelandic Industries, hosted a well-attended workshop last Wednesday that addressed questions about how countries can succeed in a digital economy and how government can help to foster good ideas

Magnús Már Halldórsson

29.10.2015 : Computer science professor a member of EATCS board

Magnús Már Halldórsson, professor at RU‘s School of Computer Science, has been elected to serve as a member of the Council of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). The appointment is for four years.

Why are you here?

28.10.2015 : Why are you studying in Iceland?

More and more students come to Iceland, in spite of Iceland´s harsh weather and dark winters. This perplexed a journalist from Reykjavik Grapevine, a monthly newspaper published in Iceland in English. The journalist visited Reykjavik University a few weeks ago and asked some of our students: Who are you and why are you here?  

Sirkus Íslands í HR

15.10.2015 : RU Family Day - October 17th

This next Saturday SARU invites you, your family and your friends to join us at the annual Reykjavík University Family day. The program will be from 11 till 14 in the Sun.

To help us in SARU host this wonderful day the board members of the 6 student organisation in our school will be inviting us to various beverages and entertainment. Among other entertainment, the Icelandic Circus will have a show. For you can find further information about the agenda via the Facebook event.

Arctic High Seas

15.10.2015 : President of Iceland, Ambassadors and other experts discuss the Arctic High Seas

The objective of this event is to identify drivers and risks of impacts in the Arctic High Seas from the perspectives of diverse stakeholders in an inclusive manner.

Time and place: Thursday October 15th at 9am-12:30pm in Reykjavik University, room V101

Energy Security Forum - Iceland School of Energy

9.10.2015 : World-leading experts discuss Energy Security in the 21st Century
October 15th

Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University presents a forum on Energy Security in the 21st Century.

The forum brings together leading experts from Harvard, Tufts, MIT, Reykjavik University and Brookings Institution, as well as key local experts from Landsvirkjun, The National Power Company of Iceland, and Landsnet, The National Transmission System Operator of Iceland. The forum focuses on current energy security challenges in isolated areas, with a global perspective.

The forum takes place in room V101 at Reykjavik University, on Thursday, October 15th from 1:30 pm – 4 pm.

Equality days

2.10.2015 : Equality days
October 5th - 7th

Equality days' purpose is to connect and highlight the various angles of; diversity, privilege, the history of suppression, gender equality, power, and discrimination. These topics are open for discussion in order to increase understanding, visibility and stimulate momentum for the many individuals who take an active part in working towards equality.

Samgönguvika í HR

24.9.2015 : Mobility Week
Sept. 28th - Oct. 2nd

The annual Reykjavík University Mobility Week will be held September 28th till October 2nd. Its goal is to minimise car usage and enable community responsibility.

Metfjöldi nemenda við Íslenska orkuháskólann

1.9.2015 : Record number of students studying sustainable energy

A record fifty students are studying for their MSc in sustainable energy science/engineering at Iceland School of Energy, at Reykjavik University. The school has also welcomed over 200 students for short courses on renewable energy at the University this summer.


Open University - Iceland School of Fisheries

13.8.2015 : Reykjavik University launches Iceland School of Fisheries

This semester, Reykjavik University is launching a series of executive training courses tailored to industry managers and executives in the fishing industry from around the world. Combining expert instructors, hands-on visits, and best practice case studies, the new Iceland School of Fisheries covers the latest developments in management, operations and sustainability within the fishing industry.

Henning Úlfarsson

3.7.2015 : A surprising bijection between permutations and polygons

Henning Arnór Úlfarsson draws complex math.

Lidar

3.7.2015 : Joint research project between Reykjavik University, Icelandic Meteorological Office and ISAVIA aims to enhance aviation safety in Iceland

Scientists at Reykjavik University, the Icelandic Meteorological Office and ISAVIA Ltd. the Icelandic Air Navigation Service Provider have set up a joint research project to improve monitoring of weather phenomena in Iceland. The objective is to enhance airport safety at Keflavík airport, in particular in connection with potential volcanic eruptions in Iceland, by implementing the use of scanning Doppler Lidar observations as a part of the meteorological observational system.

Erasmus

30.6.2015 : Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme launched in Spain for studies abroad

This past month the European Commission announced that Spain is the the first country to launch the Erasmus + master loans. The new loans scheme is a new and ambitious initiative that represents a major step forwards for student mobility in Europe. The scheme aims to fund 200,000 Master student loans by 2020, as part of the EU's objective of 20% of its students being mobile by 2020.

PRME Progress Report recognition

26.6.2015 : School of Business receives award from the United Nations

RU School of Business recently gained recognition from the UN for its first progress report in conjunction with the PRME-project. The aim of PRME is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and leadership globally. PRME partner universities are in total 600 from 80 countries.

Háskólagarðar HR

8.6.2015 : 350 campus housing units to be built at RU

Reykjavik University plans to build 350 new apartments and single rooms, as well as a kindergarten and housing services to the west of Öskuhlíð in a new “University Garden” development. The plans were agreed by the city council last week and construction is planned to begin next year.

Stelpur og tækni

30.4.2015 : Girls in technology at RU

Around one hundred 9th grade girls from schools around Iceland were invited to the University and to the premises of four technology companies in Iceland, to mark "Girls in ICT Day". The aim of the day is to introduce girls and raise their interest in the various possibilities in technology education and careers. The project was join collaboration with  Reykjavik University Ský and Samtök Iðnaðarin.

30.4.2015 : Student presents work on geothermal potential in the Arctic in the Rising Stars Panel with Tufts and Harvard

The Warming of the Arctic Conference was held April 13-14 at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA. The 4th annual event brought together professionals from the Arctic Council countries, as well as students from the Iceland School of Energy, Harvard Kennedy School, and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Helgi Þór Ingason

30.4.2015 : Leading a new line of studies in project management and finances with the UN University Geothermal Training Programme

Helgi Þór Ingason, Associate Professor at the School Science and Engineering and Director of Masters studies in project management, MPM, at Reykjavik University, has been recently commissioned to establish a new program with the UN Council.

Samningur HR og HÍ undirritaður

10.4.2015 : Reykjavik University and the University of Iceland sign cooperation agreement for research in neuroscience

On Thursday, March 19th, the Rector of the University of Iceland (HI) and Reykjavik University (RU) signed a contract between the School of Science and Engineering at RU and Life Sciences Centre at the University of Iceland to collaborate on their research in life sciences at the universities where Zebra fish have been used for experimentation.
Háskóladagurinn í HR

27.2.2015 : 28th February: University Open Day - Schedule

Tomorrow, Saturday February 28th, is University Day and Reykjavik University has an exciting programme open and free to all.

25.2.2015 : RU receives €2 million research grant from the European Union

"This is great recognition for our research group and what we stand for and the University of Reykjavík as a whole." Said Inga Dora Sigfúsdóttir, professor at Reykjavik University,

UTmessan

18.2.2015 : Artificial Intelligence, a printed heart, designing computer games and destroying a computer

This year's UTmessan was held in Harpa from February the 6th – 7th and was attended by 9,000 guest's.The purpose of the UTmessa is to highlight the importance of information technology and its effects on individuals, businesses and Icelandic society alike.

16.2.2015 : RU at Stanford Geothermal Workshop

The 40th Annual Stanford Geothermal Workshop took place in Stanford, California, USA this past January. Students had the opportunity to present their thesis work and represent the Iceland School of Energy in various workshops.

4.2.2015 : Simulation-Driven Aerodynamic Design Using Variable-Fidelity Models

Computer simulations is a fundamental tool of the design process in many engineering disciplines including aerospace engineering. However, although high-fidelity numerical models are accurate, they can be computationally expensive with evaluation time for a single design as long as hours, days or even weeks.

27.1.2015 : International day in the Sun

Our international exchange students will offer dishes from their home countries and give information on their home institutions, which our part of our extensive exchange network.

26.1.2015 : Researchers at RU receive funding from Rannís.

A team of researchers at Reykjavik University have been awarded a series of grants for research in 2015 from Rannís, the Icelandic Centre for Research.

 

Háskólinn í Reykjavík

15.12.2014 : Orientation Day

RU Orientation Day January 2015 Exchange students + masters- and doctoral students Thursday, January 8th at 10:00 – 14:00 in Room V-101

Háskólaráð HR

10.12.2014 : Introducing: A new RU Council

Operating as a forum for discussions regarding academic policy, teaching and research and RU´s  collaboration with industry. The Council has 10 members representing industry, academia and government.

HR gerir samning við Tækniháskólann í Tokyo

5.12.2014 : Reykjavik University signs contract with the University of Technology in Tokyo

Reykjavik University signed an agreement with the Tokyo Institute of Technology in November. The agreement relates to research in computer science and includes both student and faculty exchanges, which can be used both for teaching and research, and cooperation in the form of joint research projects.


Gervigreindarhátíð

12.11.2014 : A great invention or the end of humanity?

The famous physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking once said that Intelligent Machines could become the greatest invention of all time – but could possibly also herald the end of mankind.  In the AI Festival 2014 the focus was on finding the answers to what lies ahead in this huge growing industry.


12.11.2014 : Reykjavik University hosts Arctic Energy workshop in collaboration with Tufts, Harvard and the Atlantic Council

On Thursday October the 30th, Reykjavik University hosted a workshop held in association with the Arctic Circle Assembly. The event was a collaboration of the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavik University, the Harvard Kennedy School and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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Guðmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson

3.11.2014 : Keeping perspective

Guðmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson is the MBA student of the year. He graduated last spring with an MBA from RU. The award was granted at a ceremony in London on October 30th, where Guðmundur was present along with Kristján Vigfússon, chairman for MBA studies at RU. AMBA (Association of MBA's) presents the award annually, aiming to encourage graduate studies in business in Europe.
Future Arctic Energy Network

3.11.2014 : Network for young people in energy affairs founded

A few students at RU's Iceland School of Energy (ISE) are keeping particularly busy these days. They are starting the Future Arctic Energy network (FAE), a network of young students and professionals working in arctic energy affairs. The network was founded on October 30th at the "Future energy opportunities" conference, held by the Iceland School of Energy at the RU.

7.10.2014 : Parliamentarian, Katrín Júlísdóttir, discusses Iceland´s master energy plan

The Energy Master Plan is an ambitious document which shapes the government's future energy policies and future energy projects, all aiming towards sustainable utilisation of Iceland's natural resources.

50 ára afmæli

3.10.2014 : 50th birthday celebration

Yesterday, October 2, current students, alumni and staff of Reykjavik University (RU) celebrated the 50th 50 ára afmæliAnniversary of the Technical University of Iceland (Tækniháskóli Íslands). The Technical University of Iceland and Reykjavik University merged in 2005.

30.9.2014 : Brain tract prototyping for clinical practice

„This will definitely be used in the future,” says Íris to mbl.is. “The project is a continuation of a previous project within the School of Science and Engineering at RU, where the skull is rapidly prototyped with a tumor to help surgeons prepare for surgery”.

15.9.2014 : Iceland School of Energy signs dual degree contract with Tianjin University in China

This past Thursday the 11th of September, Reykjavik University and a delegation from the prestigious Tianjin University signed a dual degree contract, which will mean students from Tianjin will now be able to study at Iceland School of Energy and graduate with a master degree from both Universities. ISE students will also have the opportunity to participate in education and research ​​in China.


10.9.2014 : Virtual robot takes television interview

Dr. Kristinn R. Thorisson, Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science, along with his colleagues published a paper at the conference Intelligent Systems & Agents in Portugal last month. The article won the prestigious "Outstanding Paper" award as the best paper of the conference.


5.9.2014 : International Day

Yesterday, Thursday, September 4, the RU International Day was held in the Sun at Reykjavik University. The aim of the international day is to celebrate all the cultures that come together at RU and to promote the exchange opportunities offered by RU to our students.

4.9.2014 : Meet the Energy Industry - Landsvirkjun & windpower

This week Iceland School of Energy students attended a talk given by Margrét Arnardóttir, the project manager for wind power for Landsvirkjun, as a part of the conference session. Meet the Energy Industry,which will be a weekly event for students in the MSc programmes at Iceland School of Energy.

Ragnhildur Helgadóttir

22.8.2014 : School of Law welcomes new Dean

Reykjavik University is pleased to announce the appointment of Ragnhildur Helgadóttir as the next Dean of the School of Law.  Ragnhildur received her undergraduate Education from the University of Iceland in 1997, a LL. M degree from the University of Virginia in 1999, and a doctorate from the University of Virginia in 2004. 

15.8.2014 : Largest group of new students in the history of Reykjavik University

This autumn semester has seen the largest group of new students ever to enroll at Reykjavik University. In total 1418 students have enrolled for studies at RU, compared to 1300 in the autumn 2013.  This semester also saw a record number of applications to study, more than 2,500 in total were received. This is an 11.3% increase in applications compared to last year.

Reykjavik University - Háskólinn í Reykjavík

13.8.2014 : Academic position in the field of Economics and Econometrics

The School of Business at Reykjavik University is looking for a full time faculty member to join our economics group.  Relevant areas for teaching and research can include macroeconomics, econometrics and microeconomics preferably with a focus on the economics of energy markets.
Háskólinn í Reykjavík

13.8.2014 : Academic position in the field of Accounting and Auditing

The School of Business at Reykjavik University is looking for a full time faculty member to join our finance and accounting group.  Preferred areas of teaching and research can include: financial accounting, financial reporting standards, auditing practices, tax accounting, risk management and business intelligence.
Háskólinn í Reykjavík

13.8.2014 : PhD position in modelling solar cells

School of Science and Engineering, Reykjavik University, Iceland, has an open PhD position for three years on physical and computational description of solar cells with an integrated ferroelectric component. The research will be focused on the role of the ferroelectric on the characteristics of the cell.  

13.8.2014 : Academic position in the field of Finance

The School of Business at Reykjavik University is looking for a full time faculty member to join our finance and accounting group. Preferred areas of teaching and research can include: Corporate finance, corporate finance including financial management, portfolio evaluation, international finance, risk management, fixed income analysis, equity analysis and financial markets.

18.6.2014 : Graduation Ceremony

This past Saturday the 14th of June, 507 students graduated from the University of Reykjavik.

Metfjöldi umsókna

11.6.2014 : Reykjavik University receives record number of applications

A record high of 2,500 students have applied for Autumn 2014 admission to Reykjavik University. Applications jumped by 11.3% over last year. Applications to Iceland School of Energy tripled compared to 2013.

Nýsköpunartorg í HR

30.5.2014 : Innovation Day at Reykjavík University

The goal of the Innovation Day was to illustrate the buildup and success of the technical and software industries and to illustrate how sponsors, such as the Technological Development Fund, help to create a strong and positive image for companies in the field by creating awareness and highlighting innovation in various companies.

Eldflaugin Mjölnir

20.5.2014 : Icelandic rocket launched

On Thursday the 15th of May a group of students from Reykjavik University successfully launched a rocket they had developed from Mýrdalssandur.  The project entitled "Mjölnir" was created as part of the courseT870-INTE  Integrated Project at Reykjavik University on the spring semester of 2014.

16.5.2014 : RU School of Computer Science hosts Game Day, May 20th 

 

This Tuesday from 9:00-12:00, students from RU's Computer Game Design & Development class will be showcasing 10 new games that they made in only 3 weeks time. Come and give them a try!

 

Olaf Dossel

15.5.2014 : Using mathematics to treat the heart

The Health Technology Day was held at the University for the fourth year running this week. The topic of the day was the clinical use of mathematical  modelling for treatment of the heart. The Health Technology day is supported by the Medical Technology Association of Iceland, the University of Reykjavik and the National Hospital of Iceland.

Stelpur og tækni

6.5.2014 : Girls in Technology

Close to one hundred 8th grade girls from five elementary schools in Iceland were invited by Reykjavik University and four technology companies to take part in the first "Girls and technology" day to be held in Iceland.

The Negotiation Challenge í Reykjavík

15.4.2014 : RU hosts international negotiation competition

One of the most prestigious international negotiation competitions, the Negotiation Challenge (TNC), was held at Reykjavik University from the 11th to 12th of April.

Forritunarkeppni framhaldsskólanna í HR

7.4.2014 : March 9th, Computer Science open house

Learn more about the Computer Science MSc programmes along with presentations from current and past students.

Gestir á Fyrirlestramaraþoni HR hlusta á erindi

4.4.2014 : Lecture Marathon 2014

Last weeks lecture marathon, which brought together 28 professors delivering six minute lectures, was a great success. If you did not manage to make it to the event you can catch up on-line.

26.3.2014 : Lecture Marathon, 28th March at RU 

This Friday the University will be hosting the annual Lecture Marathon. In total there will be 28 lectures, each lasting 6 minutes. The event kicks off with the first lecture at 10:15 with the final lecture ending at 15:10 in room M209. 

Forritunarkeppni framhaldsskólanna

24.3.2014 : Tækniskólinn and MR triumphed

A record number of participants competed this year at the programming competition for secondary schools, held at HR last weekend. The competition had three divisions in which contestants have to solve various programming tasks and puzzles.

Laganemar HR

13.3.2014 : Law students fund raising to attend international competition

The six member team of law students from Reykjavik University has been practising intensely these days for the upcoming international speech competition that will take place in Vienna in early April. They will compete in international arbitration law and international credit purchases.

Háskóladagurinn 2014

6.3.2014 : Well-attended University day at RU

On University Day all the universities in Iceland presented their programmes along with introductions from Reykjavik University, University of Iceland and Iceland Academy of the Arts.

6.3.2014 : Secondary schools programming competition

The contest will be held at Reykjavik University over the weekend of March 21-22. The programming contest is a competition open for all students in secondary school who are interested in design, programming and computers.

Háskólinn í Reykjavík

26.2.2014 : International Open Evening, March 5th

The University will be holding an Open Evening in English on March 5th, for the International Community living in Iceland, to present our programmes. Reykjavik University has over 20 graduate programmes taught in English in the fields of business, computer science, and engineering and sustainable energy studies.

Sálfræði við HR

19.2.2014 : New MSc degree in Clinical Psychology announced for the autumn 2014

The Master of Clinical Psychology will begin at Reykjavik University (RU) in August and is accredited by the Ministry of Education in Iceland and satisfies the requirements in Icelandic law for practising as a psychologist.

Forsetalistaathöfn

10.2.2014 : Highest achieving students earn Dean's list recognition

At a ceremony on Thursday, sixty two students from all four departments at RU were recognised for their academic achievements last semester.

Framadagar

6.2.2014 : Well-attended careers fair at RU

The careers fair held at Reykjavik University yesterday was the 20th time AIESEC, the international students organisation, has held this event.


Reykjavík University

22.1.2014 : Faculty positions in School of Computer Science & Academic Position in Psychology

Reykjavik University invites applications for two faculty positions at the rank of an assistant professor in SCS and for one academic position in Psychology.

17.1.2014 : Renewable Energy group from the US at RU

This past week Reykjavik University welcomed forty-five undergraduate students from the US, who came to Iceland to learn about and experience renewable energy.