Acts and regulations on Higher Education Institutions
The University of Iceland is a public higher education institution (HEI) that falls under the auspices of Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. Two acts in particular cover higher education and the operation of the University:
The Higher Education Institution Act, no. 63/2006 (.pdf, draft translation), and the Act on Public Higher Education Institutions, no. 85/2008 (.pdf, draft translation).
(For the original, Icelandic versions of these acts, please refer to The Higher Education Institution Act and the Act on Public HEIs, as amended by Act no. 50/2010.)
The following regulations and documents are based on the above mentioned acts:
National Qualification Framework for higher education (.pdf, announcement no. 530/2011, replaces announcement no. 80/2007)
Regulation on Quality Assurance of Teaching and Research, no. 321/2009 (in Icelandic only)
Regulation on Doctoral Studies in Higher Education Institutions, no. 37/2007 (in Icelandic only)
Regulation on the procedure of the Board of Appeal for Higher Education Instituition students' complaints, no. 1152/2006 (in Icelandic only)
Regulation on the Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions, no. 1067/2006 (.pdf, draft translation).
Other acts (in Icelandic) applying to the operations of the University of Iceland
The Act on the Rights and Obligations of State Employees, no. 70/1996
The Act on the Equal Status and Equal Rights of Women and Men, no. 10/2008
The Act on Employment Agreements for Civil Servants, no. 94/1986
The Administrative Procedures Act, no. 37/1993
The Access to Information Act, no. 50/1996
The Competition Act, no. 44/2005
The Government Financial Reporting Act, no. 88/1997
The Public Procurement Act, no. 84/2007
Regulations applying specifically to the University of Iceland
Regulations issued by the University Council are based on the legislation applicable to the University.
General rules, pertaining jointly to the University as a whole, its schools and faculties, are set down in Regulation for the University of Iceland, no. 569/2009. This document, with subsequent amendments, will be available in English shortly.
For a summary of other regulations passed by the University Council, please see a summary page in Icelandic.
Procedures and guidelines
Guidelines for committees to prepare for the Rector’s appointment of Deans of Schools at the University of Iceland (.pdf). Approved 8 July 2008, last amended 2 February 2012.