Welcome, freshman, up you go!

31 Aug 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 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 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.

Students at Finnbogastaðaskóli school at play, years ago.

School with Only One Student Left

31 Jul 2018 Finnbogastaðaskóli school in Árneshreppur district, the West Fjords, may not be operated this coming school year.

Keilir Academy is named after Mount Keilir, an extinct volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula, home to the academy.

Keilir Academy in South Iceland offers preliminary University Studies in English    

23 Aug 2017 The Keilir Academy situated in Reykjanes, South Iceland, now offers Preliminary University Studies in English. The programme offers individuals who haven't finished college or secondary education access to university programmes in Iceland.

The fidget spinners are the new must have toy in Iceland.

Icelandic teacher suggests using fidget spinners in class

31 May 2017 Fidget spinners are the new must have toy for Icelandic kids. Already they have caused much debate among teachers. Some schools have banned them while others plan to use them in classes.

Worst ever PISA results for Icelandic schoolchildren

8 Dec 2016 Icelandic fifteen-year-olds achieved their lowest ever score in maths, science and reading in the 2015 PISA tests and now lag behind students in many other developed countries, it has emerged.

Spanish most popular third language for Icelandic students

24 Nov 2016 Spanish retains its position as most popular third foreign language among Icelandic secondary-school students, new figures for the 2014-15 academic year suggest.

The University of Iceland main building.

University of Iceland makes international employability ranking

17 Nov 2016 The University of Iceland now features for the first time ever on the Times Higher Educati­on Global Uni­versity Empl­oya­bility Rank­ing, at 136th place in the world.

Jakob Már Kjartanson is excited about his first day at school.

Schools start this week

25 Aug 2016 Jakob Már Kjartansson is six years old and has just started school at Vatnsendaskóli.

University of Iceland welcomes 1,150 foreign students

25 Aug 2016 Yesterday saw the welcome reception for the 1,150 foreign students who are taking up studies at the University of Iceland this autumn.


Video: Record number of foreign students at Reykjavik University

17 Aug 2016 We visited the University of Reykjavik and spoke to MA student Hugo Berthier who comes from Brittany in France to find out why going to university in Iceland is an appealing option.

Many immigrants to Iceland and students abroad learn Icelandic very successfully.

Icelandic impossible? Nonsense!

26 Apr 2016 Many speakers of other languages – both in Iceland and abroad – have very successfully learnt to speak, understand, read and write Icelandic.

Over a thousand schoolchildren at the opening ceremony of  last Children's Culture Festival in Reykjavik, inside Harpa concert hall.

Reykjavík Children’s Culture Festival starts next week!

15 Apr 2016 The sixth Reykjavík Children’s Culture Festival will begin on Tuesday 19 April at 11 am with programme of festivities at the Harpa concert hall. The Children’s Culture Festival is one of the biggest festivals held by the City of Reykjavík, with about 150 free events for children and youngsters from 19 to 14 April.

The University of Iceland.

University of Iceland 222nd best in world

13 Apr 2016 The University of Iceland is the 222nd best university in the world and the 13th best in the Nordic countries, according to the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.




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