List of Universities in Iceland – Top University, Rank & Info

Top Universities in Iceland

1Bifröst University

Bifröst University is located in the valley of Norðurárdalur, approximately 30 kilometers north of Borgarnes, Iceland. Originally a business school, it also offers degrees in law and social sciences, at both bachelor’s and master’s level, as well as a remedial university preparatory course.

2University of Iceland

The University of Iceland is a public research university in Reykjavík, Iceland and the country’s oldest and largest institution of higher education.

3Reykjavik University

Reykjavík University is the largest private university in Iceland with more than 3,500 students. It is chartered by the Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Icelandic Industries, and the Confederation of Icelandic Employers. The university consists of seven academic departments in two schools.

4Hólar University College

Hólar University College is located in Hólar, Iceland, an important historical center of education. The first school in Hólar was founded in 1106. It was renamed Hólar Agricultural College in 1882 and became Hólar University College in 2007.

5Agricultural University of Iceland

The Agricultural University of Iceland is an educational and research institution focusing on agricultural and environmental sciences, founded in 2005.

6University of Akureyri

The University of Akureyri was founded in 1987 in the town of Akureyri in the northeastern part of Iceland. It is today a school of health sciences, humanities and social science, and a school of business and science.

7Iceland University of the Arts

Iceland University of the Arts is an Icelandic institution of higher education, located in Reykjavík, which offers the only university-level degrees in the arts in Iceland.

8The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)

The Icelandic Centre for Research funds and promotes scientific research in Iceland. It formed in 2003 through an act of legislation. As of 2007, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture oversees its activities. It operates from headquarters on Borgartún in Reykjavík.


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