Reykjavik University

Reykjavík University (RU) consists of four schools - the School of Business, School of Computer Science, School of Law and School of Science and Engineering. RU offers diploma, B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs. In addition, RU’s Open University serves both companies and individuals in the community with various options for continuous education. RU is a non-profit organization chartered by the Icelandic Chamber of Commerce, the Confederation of Icelandic Employers, and the Federation of Icelandic Industries. The main focus of RU is on research, excellence in teaching, and cooperation with industry and the active business community. RU puts emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship, international cooperation and standards as well as promoting interdisciplinary cooperation. RU is the second largest university in Iceland, with approximately 3200 students, 250 full time faculty and staff in addition to 200 part time lecturers. The employees of the university come from around 20 countries (EU and non-EU). Approximately 140 academic employees (assistant professors, associate professors, professors, adjuncts, postdoctoral fellows, guest professors, and other specialists) currently work at RU on various research projects in collaboration with both domestic and international research institutions and companies. Around 20% of the international staff is active in research and/or teaching. Currently there are 17 research centers/labs/institutes within the university. The university offers around 180 courses in English, predominantly on the master level. Presently, the university offer 20 masters programs taught entirely in English, several PhD programmes and a number of undergraduate modules in English.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1998
Total Number of Staff 250
Number of Academic Staff 140
Number of Students 3200