Minister of Culture and Business Affairs Lilja Alfreðsdóttir.

Important to Introduce the Sagas Sooner

News Tagged with “Education”
Sigrún Hulda Jónsdóttir, holding one of the hens.

Hens Help Teach Kids About Sustainability

27 Mar 2022 At the preschool Urðarhóll in Kópavogur, Southwest Iceland, children are taught about sustainability with the help of hens.

Rector Jón Atli Benediktsson.

Rector of University of Iceland Among World’s Top Scientists

17 Nov 2021 Jón Atli Benediktsson, rector of the University of Iceland and professor of electrical and computer engineering, is ranked, once again, on the Clarivate Analytics list of the world’s most influential researchers.

Action Plan Needed to Help Icelandic Boys Perform Better in School

6 Feb 2021 Icelandic boys don’t perform nearly as well in the school system as girls do.

The Fellahverfi neighborhood is multi-cultural.

Icelandic Is Essential to Getting Access to Society

14 Jan 2021 “Having good command of Icelandic is the key to access to society and a prerequisite for people’s wishes and dreams coming true.”

Reykjavík University.

Face Masks Required in Secondary Schools and Universities

21 Sep 2020 As a result of a sudden surge in the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Iceland in recent days, the use of face masks is as of today required in all secondary schools and universities in the capital area.

Icelandic Students below Average in Reading

3 Dec 2019 Icelandic students score below average among OECD nations in reading comprehension, according to a PISA study for 2018.

Students Offer Assistance to Refugees

27 Nov 2019 Today, a new project will be launched for refugees in Iceland interested in applying for university admission.

Hilmar Þór Birgisson, Margrét Júlíana Sigurðardóttir and Jón Gunnar Þórðarson visited the NetEase headquarters in China.

Mussila Music School Distributed in China

3 Oct 2019 The Icelandic innovation company Mussila ehf. has signed a contract with NetEase Games regarding the release of the Mussila Music School in China.


Most Icelanders Learn English and Danish

27 Sep 2019 English is the most prevalent among foreign languages taught in European grade schools, being taught to nearly 98 percent of students at the lower secondary level in 2017.

Austurbæjarskóli grade school.

Can Icelandic Schools Remain Open to All?

25 Sep 2019 Reports in the media yesterday of a man having entered a grade school in Reykjavík, lured a nine-year-old girl into a room and groped her before she managed to escape, have opened a debate on whether Icelandic school buildings can remain as open and accessible as they always have been.

There are about 1,300 foreign students registered at the University of Iceland.

Ninety Nationalities at U of Iceland

28 Aug 2019 Close to 700 foreign students are among the freshmen at the University of Iceland this fall.

The friendship benches work well.

Feeling lonely? Have a seat on the friendship bench

1 Sep 2018 Friendship benches have been installed on the playground of Melaskóli grade school in Reykjavík.

Welcome, freshman, up you go!

31 Aug 2018 Freshmen were tossed in the air at Reykjavík Junior College yesterday, when their hazing ceremony took place.

Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir, left, and Glódís Erla Ólafsdóttir graduated from FB in the spring.

Newspaper article leads to job offer

23 Aug 2018 Arna Dís Ólafsdóttir, who graduated from FB high school in the spring, has a job offer, following coverage in Morgunblaðið of the plight of young people with developmental disabilities.

Back to school today

22 Aug 2018 Today is the first day of school after summer recess for most grade school students in Iceland, as well as junior college and university students.




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