University of Iceland is a member of several Arctic networks and organisations, as well as active partner in conferences and events.
University of the Arctic
The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North. University of Iceland’s representatives are Kristinn Schram assistant professor and Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson professor.
The Arctic Circle Assembly
The Arctic Circle Assemblies have become the largest international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 1500 participants from over 40 countries. They are held every October at the Harpa Conference Center and Conference Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland.
The Icelandic Joint Committee on Arctic Affairs
The Icelandic Joint Committee on Arctic Affairs is under the auspices of the Icelandic Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. The Committee is a legally bound committee with the mission to strengthen and enforce cooperation between partners in Arctic research and the matters of the Stefansson Arctic Institute. University of Iceland’s representative is Gísli Pálsson professor.
Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN)
The goal of the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN) is to facilitate cooperation amongst Icelandic public and private organizations, institutions, businesses and bodies involved in Arctic issues – among other things in research, education, innovation and monitoring, or other activity relevant to the Arctic region. University of Iceland’s representative is Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir professor.