Welcome to the School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences plays a leading role in the development and growth of the Icelandic health sector. We offer diverse academic programmes, on undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in six faculties.
Great foundation for a future in health sciences
The objective of the School of Health Sciences is to educate competent health care professionals ready to undertake demanding careers in Iceland and worldwide. We aim to graduate exceptionally qualified professionals who are able to address the fourfold role of the national health services: to provide services to the ill; to conduct research; to teach; and to attend to the services' social role. This entails providing information and encouragement to the public, so people are better able to take responsibility for their own health.
Dynamic research environment
World class research is conducted at the School of Health Sciences, and students are encouraged to show initiative and new thinking. Teaching and research are closely connected, especially at later stages of the education. The students do not only learn to acquire new knowledge, but also to maintain it and create new knowledge. The School of Health Sciences collaborates with many influential research institutions as well as private companies and other Universities. That creates a dynamic research environment and great opportunities for our students and staff.
The vision of the School of Health sciences is increased collaboration of those that take care of sick people. Health care is no longer only provided by individuals, but through team-work. This applies to services, teaching and research. Such a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach is emphasized within the school.