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  University of Iceland - About the University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The goal of the University of Iceland is to be ranked among the 100 best universities of the world and to employ internationally recognized quality standards in all appraisement of its work.
At the University of Iceland we are in the midst of a strong period of growth.
The University of Iceland is the only university in the country that offers undergraduate and graduate courses at all major academic levels.
www.hi.is /page/universityoficeland   (428 words)

 University of Iceland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The University of Iceland (Icelandic: Háskóli Íslands) is an Icelandic state university, founded in 1911.
The University of Iceland offers studies and research in more than 60 degree programmes in the humanities, science and social sciences, and in professional fields such as theology, law, business, medicine, odontology, nursing, pharmacology and engineering.
Kristín Ingólfsdóttir, Ph.D. is the Rector of the university.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/University_of_Iceland   (361 words)

 Iceland University of Education | Kennaraháskóli Íslands
The Iceland University of Education is a progressive institution which is fully aware of its responsibilities towards those who will be instrumental in laying the groundwork for the education of the nation in the coming decades.
Iceland was settled towards the end of the Viking period in the ninth and tenth centuries.
Icelanders have placed great importance on preserving their language and maintaining its active use in all sectors of society.Iceland is, geologically speaking, among the youngest countries in the world.
www.khi.is /english   (1261 words)

The first certain discoverers of Iceland were Irish monks who, in the style of St. Brendan, tested their faith by undertaking perilous ocean voyages.
Iceland becomes the first foreign country where US troops are deployed before Pearl Harbor during the Second World War.
The Republic of Iceland is established at Thingvellir, following a referendum in which 97% of the population voted in favor of cutting ties with the Danish Crown.
www.roadiceland.com /Iceland.htm   (1618 words)

 University of Iceland
Iceland is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean, on the border of the temperate and the arctic zones, with its extreme northern point touching the Arctic Circle.
Icelandic is the language of instruction at the University of Iceland.
Iceland also h as an agreement on social security with the other Nordic countries, the United Kingdom, and Austria that covers those who are not already covered by the EEA agreement.
www.umsl.edu /services/abroad/universities/iceland.html   (1075 words)

 University of Iceland - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The University of Iceland is a leader among Icelandic universities, a progressive educational and scientific institution that rests on a solid foundation.
The University of Iceland is a state university, founded in 1911.
A modern, diversified and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in almost 300 degree programs in the humanities, sciences and social sciences, and in professional fields such as theology, law, business, medicine, odontology and engineering.
www.hi.is /page/hi_is_english_frontpage   (260 words)

 Iceland | University of Miami   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The University of Iceland was founded in 1911 when its faculties of medicine, law and theology merged and a humanities faculty was created.
Today, nine faculties comprise the University of Iceland, which is the country's only state university.  The University of Iceland's Office of International Education offers advising and general support services to visiting exchange students.
While the language of instruction at the university is Icelandic with most texts in English, international exchange students will find that several courses are taught in English.
www.miami.edu /cstudies/ieep/semester/Iceland   (337 words)

 FAIFE World Report: Iceland
Iceland is an island nation, situated in the northern region of the Atlantic Ocean, midway between the North American and European continents.
Iceland is thus a sparsely populated country, with its inhabited areas strung out along the indented coastline, but approximately 62% of the population live in the capital Reykjavik and in other towns in its vicinity.
There is a lack of discussion of the role of libraries in Iceland and there is also lack of awareness from politician’s point of view of the role and mission of the public libraries, but in general the libraries are not victims to censorship and there are no systematic examples of censorship.
www.ifla.org /faife/report/iceland.htm   (1213 words)

 Use these NUCE edits
The governing board of the university appoints the board of the institute, which is composed of five university teachers and five representatives from partners outside the university.
At the University of Iceland, UCE is run in cooperation with the users, that is, professional organizations of academics, on a totally self-financing basis.
University continuing education in Iceland is young and in rapid development, but lack of governmental policy and funding of UCE for other-than-public employees are obstacles.
paginas.fe.up.pt /nuce/ICEL.html   (3364 words)

 Programs - Office for Study Abroad - International Programs - The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa and the University of Iceland have established a reciprocal exchange program which allows one UI undergraduate or graduate student to undertake an academic year of coursework in language or other subjects taught in English in Reykjavik.
The University of Iceland has also established a year-long program in Geology/Geography; for details, visit the University of Iceland's Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Icelandic summers are cool and damp; winters are made habitable (temperatures rarely fall below freezing) by the warming influence of the Gulf Stream.
www.uiowa.edu /~uiabroad/programs/iceland.htm   (786 words)

 Minnesota-Iceland Exchange 20th Anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A delegation from Iceland visited the University April 18-19 to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the academic exchange between the University of Minnesota and the University of Iceland.
In Iceland, the group visited the U.S. Embassy, the University of Iceland, and several cutting-edge businesses, including a fish-processing plant whose CEO is University of Minnesota alumnus Brynjolfur Bjarnasson.
The University of Minnesota and the Sigurdur Nordal Institute of the University of Iceland are offering a joint course in modern Icelandic for undergraduate and graduate students in North America, as well as other interested persons.
www.international.umn.edu /news/2002/iceland.html   (604 words)

Iceland, being an island with a well-documented history, can be seen as a study in miniature on how human habitat evolves and changes in an interplay with the forces of nature.
As Iceland remains small and sparsely populated, it is eminently suitable for studying how the various aspects of society, nature and planning interact.
Iceland is here a case study of the history, processes and difficulties encountered in planning, and scholars and students may find the book a good base for further study.
www.nordregio.se /EJSD/plannininiceland.htm   (569 words)

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Profile: The University of Iceland is a state university founded in 1911.
Today, the University of Iceland serves a nation of approximately 270,000 inhabitants and provides instruction for some 5,700 students studying in nine faculties.
Most programs offered at the University of Iceland are three- to four-year undergraduate B.A. or B.S. degree programs in a single subject or a combination of two subjects (major/minor).
www.sa.sdsu.edu /ISC/study_abroad/pr__Iceland_isep.html   (548 words)

 University of North Dakota | InsertOfficeName   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Icelandic is still the general teaching language at the university but many arrangements can be made to satisfy certain interests for exchange students.
Student services and accommodations are plentiful at the University of Iceland, and the Office of International Education (OIE) provides assistance to international students in arranging accommodations while in Iceland.
Iceland is a small country, with a population of about 270,000 – less than half that of North Dakota – concentrated along the coast.
www.und.nodak.edu /dept/oip/html/iceland.htm   (385 words)

 Iceland Tourist Board
While there is some argument as to the motives of the first widespread Nordic settlement, convention holds that the Norsemen were fleeing the tyranny of the Norwegian King Harald Haarfagri, who drove them from their ancestral lands in southern Norway.
Arriving in Iceland, they threw high seats over the edges of their longboats and built their new homesteads where the seats washed ashore, believing that the divine hand of Thor would choose the spot.
When he committed the same crime in Iceland and was exiled from there, too, he managed to convince 25 ships to follow him in a colonial expedition to Greenland.
www.goiceland.org /history.html   (1212 words)

The Iceland Academy of the Arts was established in 1998 according to a law passed in 1995.
At the University of Iceland, there is a one-year programme that qualifies teachers who hold a BA or BSc Degree to teach both at the compulsory and at the upper secondary level.
Other admission requirements: At the University of Iceland competetive examinations are held in the Faculty of Medicine, and in the Faculty of Dentistry at the end of the first semester.
www.euroeducation.net /prof1/iceco.htm   (1757 words)

 The History of Iceland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Iceland is unique among European societies in having been founded as late as the Viking Age and in having a copious written and archaeological sources about its origin.
Iceland's renaissance came about with the successful struggle for independence in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and with the industrial and technical modernization of the first half of the twentieth century.
Gunnar Karlsson is professor of history at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and is the author of several textbooks on Icelandic history.
www.upress.umn.edu /Books/k/karlsson_iceland.html   (271 words)

 University of Iceland Student Exchange Partner, University of Otago, New Zealand
Reykjavik is Iceland's capital city, with a population of approximately 107 000 residents.
Iceland is so close to Europe that you can just go there on whim for a quick change of scene and scenery.
Every exchange student is given a host student which aids them in their initial arrival to Iceland, where the level of contact with the host student is at the discretion of the exchange student.
www.otago.ac.nz /study/student_exchange/partners/iceland.html   (586 words)

 University Of Ulster News Release - University Eyes Iceland Initiative
A top level team from the University of Ulster is to lead a delegation of senior arts and creative industry representatives from Northern Ireland on a study visit to Iceland in early June, where they will meet some of the key players in Iceland’s creative and cultural industries.
Iceland is one of Europe’s fastest growing economies and one that has had particular success in promoting the creative industries as a key to their international identity, in music, art, fashion and TV.
Iceland and Northern Ireland face some very similar issues in terms of developing their creative infrastructure and the visit is intended to be kick start some new thinking in the area, as well as build some potential contacts for the future.
news.ulster.ac.uk /releases/2006/2229.html   (565 words)

 Paleomagnetic laboratory, University of Iceland
Leo Kristjansson was employed in paleomagnetic research and magnetic surveys at the University of Iceland in 1968-69 and from 1971.
An extensive paleomagnetic research effort on Icelandic rocks (totalling some 2400 lava flows in several regional surveys) was begun in 1972 by N.D. Watkins of the University of Rhode Island in collaboration with I. McDougall of the Australian National University, L. Kristjansson, and other Icelandic scientists.
Due to limited financial and other resources, research at the University of Iceland paleomagnetic laboratory has concentrated on simple measurements of remanence directions in fresh basalt lavas, related to stratigraphic mapping of various parts of the 0- 15 Ma lava pile.
www.raunvis.hi.is /~leo/PaleoLab.html   (1135 words)

 Whoosh! Iceland's Got a Hot Idea
Iceland 's average life span (78.9) ranks among the world's top ten, and its population of 278,000 boasts 100% literacy.
Iceland is a valve for the world's subterranean pressure, so its landscape has a habit of cracking and mending as the planet flexes its muscles.
Icelanders are accustomed to seeing mountains rise in front of their eyes and to opening their curtains in the morning to find a different horizon.
www.fastcompany.com /online/39/iceland.html   (858 words)

The island of Iceland is one of the stepping-stones of land between the North American and European continents.
The Icelandic climate is rather moderate despite the island's northerly latitude because of the relatively warm North Atlantic Drift waters that bathe the southern and western coasts.
Icelandic culture is similar to that of the Scandinavian countries, especially Norway.
geocities.com /lubamgo/nai/iceland/iceland.htm   (2050 words)

 Icelandic Links / The University of Iowa / Iowa City, IA
The Sigurður Nordal Institute is an a financially independant institute at the University of Iceland, devoted to promote Icelandic culture and research into it, both past and present, in all parts of the world, and to build up links between scholars in this field in Iceland and abroad.
He is a former finance minister and was a professor of political science at the University of Iceland and a member of the Icelandic parliament before he was elected president.
International Organizations: Iceland is a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations and its agencies, NATO, The Council of Europe, OECD, EFTA and the Nordic Council.
www.uiowa.edu /~iceland   (934 words)

 The Earth Institute at Columbia University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kristín Ingólfsdóttir, president of the University of Iceland; Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, and Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute, at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in Iceland on June 13, 2006.
The University of Iceland and its scientists have played a significant role in research and policy making in Iceland regarding sustainable usage of natural resources and in development of sustainable energy solutions.
In 1998 the University of Iceland was a key player in the implementation of a future hydrogen economy in Iceland with the establishment of Icelandic New Energy and the cooperation with Shell Hydrogen, Norsk Hydro and DaimlerChrysler.
www.earth.columbia.edu /news/2006/story06-19-06b.php   (456 words)

It is run by the University of Iceland, but serves all the higher education institutions in the country according to an agreement between the Ministry of Culture and Education and the University of Iceland.
The Director of Academic Affairs at the University of Iceland attends meetings of the Standing Committee and asists the Chairman in general affairs of the Committee whereas the Director of the OIE serves as secretary general in international relations of the Standing Committee.
The University of Iceland is by far the largest of the institutions, providing places for some 5.700 students studying in nine faculties (Arts, Social Sciences, Law, Theology, Engineering and Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Physical Therapy, Economics and Business Administration).
www.crue.org /eurec/associate/ic.htm   (574 words)

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Icelanders have plenty of space, and enjoy living close to nature that thrives in a mostly pristine form.
The population of Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, is 108,000.
Today, the University of Iceland serves a nation of approximately 275,000 people and provides instruction for 6,700 students (59% of them female) studying in nine faculties.
www.ou.edu /intprog/Flyers/Iceland.htm   (671 words)

 Faculty of Humanities M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The candidates for the M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies are required to have finished the course Icelandic Online, which is to be found free of charge on the web: http://www.icelandic.hi.is, or equivalent courses in Icelandic or Old Icelandic, either at their home universities or in Iceland.
The candidates will be able to attend courses in Modern Icelandic for foreign students at the University of Iceland during the academic year 2005-6, depending on the timetable of the courses.
The course is primarily intended for university students of language and literature, but anyone interested in Icelandic and Icelandic culture is welcome to apply.
www.hug.hi.is /page/ma_icel   (1064 words)

 Ensk Almenn vefsíða: In English
The university is comprised of three faculties: the Faculty of Natural Resources, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Applied and Continuing Education.
Extensive research is conducted at the university in the area of agricultural- environmental- and natural sciences.
The university also has operations at Keldnaholt in Reykjavík, Reykjar in Ölfus, and at a number of experiment stations at additional Icelandic locations.
www.lbhi.is /landbunadur/wglbhi.nsf/key2/hhjn6kxfkf.html   (249 words)

 Country Pages: Iceland
Iceland is unique, beautiful and in tune with its natural environment.
Iceland is the second largest island in the north Atlantic Ocean and is only about a three hour flight from London, Paris, Amsterdam or Copenhagen.
Since the establishment of the Fulbright Program in Iceland on February 23, 1957, about 400 American lecturers, researchers, students and distinguished senior scholars in a variety of disciplines have worked in educational institutions in Iceland.
www.cies.org /country/iceland.htm   (563 words)

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