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Arctic Research at U-Iceland

Centre for Arctic Studies

The Arctic is expected to become more important in the coming decades as climate change makes natural resources and transport routes more accessible creating threats to fragile ecosystems and societies as well as economic opportunities.

The University of Iceland is the country’s largest university by any metric and a leading research institute in Iceland. The University is a research university, places great emphasis on quality in research and operates dozens of research institutions and centres, which are the venue for diverse research in various fields, including Arctic.

Research

Researchers from all diceplines participating in Arctic research within the University of Iceland.

School of Humanities
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Sumarliði Ísleifsson
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Guðmundur Hálfdánarson
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Kristín Ingvarsdóttir
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Valur Ingimundarson
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Ann-Sofie Nielsen Gremaud
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Auður Hauksdóttir
School of Social Sciences
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Kristinn Helgi Magnússon Schram
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Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir
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Pia Hansson
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Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir
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Baldur Þórhallsson
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Sigrún Ólafsdóttir
School of Engineering and Natural Sciences
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Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir
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Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson
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Arnar Pálsson
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Gunnar Þór Jóhannsson
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Ármann Höskuldsson
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Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir
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Ingibjörg Svala Jónsdóttir
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Guðrún Marteinsdóttir
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Guðfinna Th. Aðalgeirsdóttir
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Þóra Ellen Þórhallsdóttir
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Björn Karlsson
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Jukka Taneli Heinonen
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Zophonías Oddur Jónsson
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Anna Karlsdóttir
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Steven Campana
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Iwona Monika Galeczka
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Árný Erla Sveinbjörnsdóttir
School of Health Sciences
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Arna Hauksdóttir
School of Education
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Hanna Ólafsdóttir

University of Iceland at the Arctic Circle Assembly

University of Iceland actively participates in the annual Arctic Circle Assembly, both the university’s staff and students.

University of Iceland contributes to the Arctic Circle program by organising several breakout sessions with partner institutions as well as offering an interdisciplinary Arctic course which enables students to attend the Arctic Circle Assembly and participate actively in the dialogue.