Configuration of the University Council

The University Council for the University of Iceland is appointed according to Act no. 85/2008 on public universities.

Members of the University Council are:

  • Jón Atli Benediktsson, Professor at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Rector of UI, chair
  • Áslaug María Friðriksdóttir, City Councellor and Chief Consultant at Sjá Ltd.
  • Ebba Þóra Hvannberg, Professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, UI School of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Professor of Icelandic language and linguistics, Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies, UI School of Humanities
  • Iðunn Garðarsdóttir, Student at the UI Faculty of Law
  • Jakob Ó. Sigurðsson, Chemist, MBA, President and CEO of Promens
  • Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir, General Director of the National Museum of Iceland
  • Nanna Elísa Snædal Jakobsdóttir, Student at the UI Faculty of Law
  • Orri Hauksson, CEO of Síminn
  • Stefán Hrafn Jónsson, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Social and Human Science, UI School of Social Science
  • Tómas Þorvaldsson, Partner and Attorney at law of  Vík Law Firm

Deputy members:

  • Björn Már Ólafsson, MA student at the UI Faculty of Law (deputy member for Nanna Elísa Snædal Jakobsdóttir)
  • Davíð Þorláksson, District Attorney (deputy member for Áslaug María Friðriksdóttir)
  • Dr. Elsa Björk Valsdóttir, MD (deputy member for Orri Hauksson)
  • Hákon Hrafn Sigurðsson, Professor of Pharmaceutics and Physical Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UI School of Health Sciences (deputy member for Ebba Þóra Hvannberg)
  • Kjartan Þór Eiríksson, BS in Business Administration, CEO of Kadeco (deputy member for Jakob Ó. Sigurðsson, Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir and Tómas Þorvaldsson)
  • Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson, Professor of the Faculty of Education Studies, UI School of Education (deputy member for Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson)
  • Sigþór Jens Jónsson, Student at the Faculty of Nursing, UI School of Health Science (deputy member for Iðunn Garðarsdóttir)
  • Soffía Auður Birgisdóttir, Specialist at UI Research Institute at Höfn, Hornafjörður (deputy member for Stefán Hrafn Jónsson)
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