The University of Iceland educates teachers for preschools, primary schools and upper secondary schools, sports and health scientists, social educators and leisure professionals. The former Iceland University of Education, which has merged with the University of Iceland, forms the core of the new School of Education.
A variety of research projects in the fields of education, pedagogy and training are carried out at the School of Education, for the purpose of creating new knowledge for the benefit of Icelandic society. An emphasis is placed on the structure and development of Icelandic education affairs being based on the best available knowledge at any given time.
Educational Research Institute
The Educational Research Institute is an academic and research institute operating under the auspices of the School of Education. The main role of the Educational Research Institute is to strengthen and support research within the School of Education.