The University of Iceland‘s Institute of Research Centres was founded in 2003. The Institute is a venue for the University‘s collaboration with local authorities, institutions, businesses and individuals in rural areas. Its objectives are to meet the demand for research and education all over Iceland, to provide facilities for research projects dealing with local environmental and societal conditions, to provide facilities for students’ field work, to increase access to research based education in rural areas, and to strengthen the University’s ties to local enterprises and daily life in rural areas.
Other University of Iceland projects in rural areas
The University of Iceland offers distance learning in various subjects, including student counselling, public administration, English, Icelandic and history. In addition, academics work on various projects in collaboration with other research institutions, companies and associations in rural areas. Examples of other university projects in rural areas are: