IS: Háskóli Íslands


The University of Iceland (Icelandic: Háskóli Íslands) is a public research university in Reykjavík, Iceland, and the country's oldest and largest institution of higher education. Founded in 1911, it has grown steadily from a small civil servants' school to a modern comprehensive university, providing instruction for about 14,000 students in twenty-five faculties. Subjects covered include social sciences, humanities, medicine, natural sciences, engineering and teacher education. It has a campus concentrated around Suðurgata street in central Reykjavík, with additional facilities located in nearby areas as well as in the countryside. The University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, renowned in the global scientific community for its research. It is a state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. A modern, diversified and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in almost 300 programmes spanning most fields of science and scholarship: Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Education, Natural Sciences and Engineering.
The International Office at the University of Iceland (Office of International Education - Alþjóðaskrifstofa háskólastigsins) assists students, professors and the university administration in relation to the university's participation in multinational cooperation, such as in Erasmus, Nordplus, ISEP and MAUI, in addition to various bilateral agreements. The office serves both Icelandic and international students.The School of Social Sciences is the largest school within the University of Iceland, and offers a multitude of academic programmes in six faculties: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences; Faculty of Social Work; Faculty of Economics; Faculty of Law; Faculty of Political Science and Faculty of Business Administration. Academic programmes are diverse, and great flexibility allows students to select a major and minor discipline, or to specialise within their selected discipline.

Primary role in the project

HI’s role in the project will be to sit on WP9, overseeing the implementation of the Quality Plan, and the development of the Prevention Science ECTS framework. HI will also input into WP2 (Dissemination), WP5 (RTD Project/Stakeholder Mapping), WP6 (Quality Planning) and WP7 (Networking). In order to ensure this project is managed appropriately, the School ofSocial Sciences at HI will work closely with the International Office to implement this project. HI will participate in the various project meetings and events and provide support to deliver WP9.


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