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Háskólinn í Reykjavík

Reykjavik University (RU), Iceland´s largest private university, is a dynamic international university with over 3800 students offering a first rate education in one of the most unique countries in the world. The University is committed to academic excellence and is renowned for it outstanding teaching and unique relations with Icelandic industries and public institutions.

The University comprises of four schools: the School of Business, School of Computer Science, School of Law, and the School of Science and Engineering. We presently offer 20 Masters programs taught entirely in English, several PhD programmes and a number of Undergraduate modules in English.

Reykjavik University welcomes international students seeking a creative academic working environment to join us in one of the most dynamic and unique countries in the world.


The mission of Reykjavik University is to be a strong teaching and research university with emphasis on technology, business, and law.

Core activities

The core activities of Reykjavik University are teaching and research with strong ties with industry and society, emphasising interdisciplinary work, international context, innovation and service excellence. The RU culture is crafted by personal relations and respect for society and the environment.


Ambitious research is carried out at Reykjavik University in order to nourish education and create new knowledge and innovation for industry and society. It is acknowledge that research is an act of creativity and entrepreneurism which will only be guided by the researchers own drive. Research is evaluated against international criteria and reflects impartiality, professionalism and recognized scientific work ethics.

EU Human Resource Strategy in Research

Reykjavik University is the first Icelandic university to participate in a formal implementation program of the European Commission policy regarding the working environment of researchers. RU has made a commitment to adapt its overall human resources strategy and the working environment of its researchers to certain principles in line with EU policy in this area. 

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