Research Council

The responsibility of Reykjavik University research council is to help build and maintain a strong research-oriented culture at the University through motivation and support, design of processes and the pursuit of funding opportunities. 

The council is composed of one representative from each academic department, in addition to a chairman appointed by the President of the University in consultation with the departments chairs. 

The research council formulates a research strategy and provides advice to the president, deans and chairs of departments for implementing the strategy. Further, the council provides the President of the University with advice on research matters which do not pertain to individual schools or departments. Departments proposals on the composition of review committees for academic hiring and promotions are sent to the council for comments.

RU Research Council:

  • Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir, Department of Psychology
  • Erna Sif Arnardóttir, Department of Computer Science
  • Jose M. Saavedra Garcia, Department of Sport Science
  • Margrét Vala Kristjánsdóttir, Department of Law
  • Ewa L. Carlson, Department of Business
  • Baldur Þorgilsson, Department of Applied Engineering
  • Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir, Department of Computer Science, Chairman
  • Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, Department of Engineering
  • Sigrún Þóra Sveinsdóttir, representing RU students

The secretary of the council is the director of Research Services, Dr. Kristján Kristjánsson.

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