University of Iceland

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ImageSocial Work and Gerontology

Social Work has been taught at the University of Iceland since 1981 and is the only university in Iceland to offer education within this field. In 2008 Social Work became an independent faculty within the School of Social Sciences.

The main language is Icelandic. The undergraduate programme is taught in Icelandic and so are most of the graduate studies except NordMaG, Nordic Master´s Programme in Gerontology. which is partly taugt in English.

The Faculty of Social Work is a strong faculty within the School of Social Sciences at the University of Iceland. There are roughly 450 students studying at the faculty, taught by 11 tenured lecturers, 9 adjunct lecturers, as well as many sessional teachers and field practice teachers.

The Dean of the faculty is Sigurveig H. Sigurðardóttir and the vice Dean is Steinunn Hrafnsdóttir.

The faculty operates the Centre for Children and Family Research (RBF), The Icelandic Center for Third Sector Research and is a member of The Social Science Research Institute. One of the natures of Social Work is collaboration between different systems, both in the academic field and labour market. Faculty of Social Work works with the social system, health care and school systems.

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