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.


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

School of Health Sciences
School of Education

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.