Strengthens the fields of energy, climate and sustainability

Reykjavík University and Landsvirkjun have agreed on cooperation




Reykjavík University and Landsvirkjun have agreed on cooperation in the fields of energy, climate, and sustainability. The agreement states that Landsvirkjun will provide a total of 65 million kr. during the next five years to fund research in the areas covered by the agreement, promote education on sustainability, and graduate more students from the academic fields dedicatet to sustainability. 


RU and Landsvirkjun have collaborated since 2019. This agreement now includes strengthening the core activities of the Research Center for Sustainable Development at HR and the Research Center for Sustainability and Climate Law at HR. HR and Landsvirkjun will also hold joint lectures related to topics in energy, climate, and sustainability. Landsvirkjun will also become a member of Icelandic Innovation Partners (IIP), which is a collaboration between MIT University, HR, and selected companies in Iceland, in addition to which Landsvirkjun's employees will be granted time off from their traditional daily jobs to carry out research within HR and attend HR courses.

HR has expertise in various professional areas related to the processing and utilization of electricity, such as engineering, technology, operational analysis, cost analysis, operations, and planning. The university's Faculty of Law also teaches courses related to Landsvirkjun's field of work, for example, the courses International and European Energy Law, Icelandic Energy Law, and Natural Resources Law.

Landsvirkjun is the National Power Company of Iceland and operates 18 power stations in Iceland concentrated on five main areas of operation.