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University of Iceland

The University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, renowned in the global scientific community for its research. It is a state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. A modern, diversified, and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in over 400 programmes spanning most fields of science and scholarship: – Social Sciences – Health Sciences – Humanities – Education – Natural Sciences and Engineering Some of the resources available at the University are uniquely Icelandic. These include the manuscripts preserved in the Árni Magnússon Institute, Icelandic census records dating from 1703, exceptionally complete genealogical data, and climatological, glaciological, seismic, and geothermal records. The University of Iceland also holds a leading role in sustainable energy and environmental research. The University of Iceland has set itself the long-term goal of being ranked among the 100 best universities in the world and to employ internationally recognised quality standards in all appraisement of its work. We want a degree from the University of Iceland to carry a definitive mark of quality that can be relied upon throughout the world. This goal will be the strength of the University’s students in the future.

School of Education

The University of Iceland´s School of Education is located on the corner of Stakkahlíð and Háteigsvegur. This is on the east side of downtown Reykjavík, while the main building and larger University area is located on the west side – a half an hour walk away. Stakkahlíð is located about 30 minutes walking distance from the main University campus area. It is very close to several major hotels.

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The School is the leading institution in education studies and well-being in Iceland and has an important social role in regards to the education of teachers, social educators, leisure professionals, sports and health scientists as well as pedagogy and education studies. The School also offers a programme in international studies in education in English and a diploma education for people with developemental disability.