Founded in 1987, the University of Akureyri (Háskólinn á Akureyri) has built a reputation for academic excellence and
good industrial relations The university has been instrumentain the economic growth of North Iceland and is central to the
future planning of the area as a knowledge-based society
We prepare students for a wide range of opportunities in both the private and public sectors Education at the university covers specific skills and scientific methods, as well as more theoretical skills that will enable graduates to improve their qualifications Education and research are closely coordinated and course work is based on research
Founded by the establishment of faculties in health sciences and industrial management
The university is divided into three Schools:
- School of Business and Science
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Health Sciences
The laboratories at the University are well housed and equipped for teaching and research in chemistry, biology, microbiology, genetics and physics.
The number of students is around 1600 and there are around 180 members of staff.