IAU-007045
https://www.whed.net/institutions/IAU-007045

IAU Member

Iceland

top General Information

Address

Street:Sæmundargötu 2

City:Reykjavík

Post Code:101

WWW:http://www.hi.is

Institution Funding

Public

History

The University of Iceland was founded in 1911 and was formed by a merger of the Theological Seminary (est. 1847), the School of Medicine (est. 1876) and the School of Law (est. 1908), which each formed a faculty, in addition to the newly-established Faculty of Philosophy. Since its foundation the University of Iceland has developed from a professional school of four major programmes to a fully-fledged research university offering a variety of academic and professional programmes at undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral levels. Through most of the 20th century University of Iceland was the only comprehensive HEI in Iceland, and served as a center of training, competence and consulting at most levels of Icelandic society. Being a national university and the only comprehensive international research university in Iceland, University of Iceland is still by far the largest higher education and research institution in the country with over 70% of all students in higher education.

Academic Year

August to May

Admission Requirements

Upper secondary school certificate (stúdentsprof) or equivalent

Language(s)

Icelandic

Accrediting Agency

Ministry of Education, Science and Culture

Student Body

co-ed

top Officers

Head : Jón Atli Benediktsson

Job title:Rector


International Relations Officer : Fridrika Hardardottir

Job title:Director of International Office

top Divisions

School : Education

Fields of study:Education, Leisure Studies, Social Studies, Sports, Teacher Training


School : Engineering and Natural Sciences

Fields of study:Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering


School : Health Sciences

Fields of study:Dentistry, Food Science, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Psychology


School : Humanities

Fields of study:Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Greek, History, Icelandic, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Native Language Education, Norwegian, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Theology


School : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Anthropology, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Ethnology, Information Sciences, Law, Library Science, Media Studies, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology

top Degrees

Bakkalárpróf

Fields of study:Anthropology, Applied Physics, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Danish, Economics, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Ethnology, Finnish, Food Science, French, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, German, Greek, History, Icelandic, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Latin, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics, Norwegian, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Spanish, Swedish, Theology, Tourism


Viðbótarpróf á meistarastigi

Fields of study:Business Administration, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Midwifery, Pharmacy, Psychology, Theology


Meistarapróf

Fields of study:Anthropology, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Danish, Danish, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethnology, Fishery, Food Science, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, German, Health Sciences, History, Icelandic, Icelandic, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Library Science, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Theology


Doktorspróf

Fields of study:Anthropology, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, History, Icelandic, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Library Science, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Theology

top Academic Periodicals

Periodicals

Ársskýrla Háskóla Íslands

Main Press

University Press (Háskólaútgáfan)

top Student & Staff Numbers

Staff

Statistics Year:2016-2017

Full Time Total:889

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Total:710

Students

Statistics Year:2016-2017

Total:12992

Updated on 20-06-2017