University of Iceland

UI in Science

Hrafnhildur Snæfríðar- and Gunnarsdóttir, doctoral student, and Professor Rannveig Traustadóttir, both at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
Disabled Women Faced with Various Forms of Discrimination
Studies show that disabled women are more likely to have experienced violence than non-disabled women. It has,...
Kristín Loftsdóttir, Professor at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
Migrant Workers that Follow the Wealth to Europe
"The study explores what kind of people are welcome in Europe. It is conducted among immigrants and asylum seekers...
David Harning, Doctoral Student at the Faculty of Earth Sciences
Drangajökull Glacier tells the whole story
Drangajökull is the only glacier on the Vestfirðir Peninsula, situated furthest north of all the Icelandic glaciers...
Steingerður Ólafsdóttir, assistant professor at the Faculty of Sport, Leisure Studies and Social Education.
Children and smart devices
Children, down the age of just a few months, are increasingly being entertained by watching all kinds of apps or...
Kjartan Már Ómarsson, Doctoral student at the Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies
Baltasar‘s movies
Baltasar Kormákur is without a doubt Iceland’s best known director, and he is also one of the most prolific. His...
Unnur Anna Valdimarsdóttir, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine
The Effect of Life Stress and Trauma on Health
"The overarching aim of the study is to understand how genes modify the health following exposure to life stressors...
Sólrún Sigurðardóttir
Why do we waste food?
"It is a dreadful thought that millions of people in the world are malnourished and starve when it is estimated that...
Þórdís Jónsdóttir, MPH in public health sciences.
Do women know of gene mutations?
"The study focuses on examining Icelandic women's sentiments towards both genetic counseling and genetic testing, as...
Geir Gunnlaugsson, Professor at the UI Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
Reaction and Prevention against Ebola
"The study is in the field of global health and is a good reminder that the death of a two year old in a remote...
Jóhanna Eyrún Torfadottir, post-doc at the Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition
The Connection between Vitamin D and Cancer
"What motivates me is the possibility to contribute, even in a small way, to the knowledge of the causal factors of...
Marianne Rasmussen, director of the Húsavík Research Centre
Dolphins, behaviour and sound
Whales have been an important resource in Iceland from the settlement. Whales and whaling have been intrinsic to...
Viðar Halldórsson, assistant professor at the UI Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
What explains the success of Icelandic national teams?
The last few years have been good for Icelandic sports enthusiasts, as Icelandic national teams in various...


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