University of Iceland

UI in Science

Hulda Hólmkelsdóttir and Álfrún Perla Baldursdóttir, BA students at the Faculty of Political Science
Educational material on peace
The City of Reykjavík and the University of Iceland entered into a cooperative agreement in early 2015 to establish...
Lára Rúnarsdóttir, MA from the Faculty of Political Science
Searching for a feminist space in music
Men are in majority of those who work in the music industry, the culture and the taste in music is androcentric it...
Ástrós Erla Benediktsdóttir, MA student in the Faculty of Social Work
Sexual Health and Porn
There has been much discussion worldwide on sexualisation and pornification that many consider a health hazard....
Freydís Jóna Freysteinsdóttir, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Social Work
What characterises femicide in Iceland
Femicide in Iceland over the last 30 years is the focus of Freydís Jóna Freysteinsdóttir’s, Associate Professor in...
Helga Zoëga, Associate Professor of Public Health Science
Connections between pregnancy complications and ADHD in children
“We believe this a unique opportunity to answer important questions on the potential connection between common...
Þröstur Þorsteinsson, Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Management
Is vegetation a weapon against airborne particles?
We study the impact of belts of vegetation along streets with high traffic on the levels of pollution caused by...
Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, Professor at the Nordic Volcanological Center (NORDVULK)
A new generation of volcanologists in training in Iceland
“The project’s goal is to train a new generation of European volcanologists,” says Magnús Tumi Guðmunsson, Head of...
Tómas Grétar Gunnarsson, Head of the University of Iceland Research Centre South Iceland
Warming causes migratory birds to nest earlier
Changes in the arrival times of migratory birds in the spring are a very clear signal of the impact of climate...
Guðbjörg Ásta Ólafsdóttir, Scientist at the University of Iceland Research Centre in the West Fjords
The cod stock collapsed long before industrialised fishing began
Can cod bones, from fish caught hundreds of years ago in the West Fjords, tell us how the Icelandic cod stock...
Snjólaug Ólafsdóttir, Doctoral Student at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Warnings about Hydrogen sulphite in weather forecasts
“It is important to know where chemicals that are released into the atmosphere end up in order to evaluate whether...
Sæmundur Elíasson, MS from the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
Intends to increase the value of the catch
Fish is one of the most valuable export products in Iceland it is thus important to use the material carefully and...
 Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir, Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Literature and Linguistics
Indigenous stereotypes are crumbling
The natives in Central and South America are the subject of a novel research project Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir,...


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