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 school, in addition to a chairman appointed by the President of the University in consultation with the deans. 

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

RU research council:

  • Bjarni Már Magnússon, Chairman
  • Jose Saarvedra, Department of Sport Science
  • Margrét Vala Kristjánsdóttir, Department of Law
  • María Kristín Jónsdóttir, Department of Psychology
  • Marina Candi, Department of Business
  • Baldur Þorgilsson, Department of Applied Engineering
  • Marta Lárusdóttir, Department of Computer Science 
  • Jónas Þór Snæbjörnsson, Department of Engineering

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


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