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
- Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Professor of Icelandic language and linguistics, UI School of Humanities, representative of University community, and vice-chair of the council.
- Ásthildur Margrét Othardsóttir, Consultant and Chair of the Board of Directors of Marel hf, representative nominated by the University Council.
- Erna Hauksdóttir, former Director of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association (SAF), representative of the Minister of Education, Science and Culture.
- Guðrún Geirsdóttir, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, School of Education, and Faculty Administrative Officer of the Centre for Teaching and Learning, representative of the University community.
- Orri Hauksson, CEO of Síminn.
- Ragna Árnadóttir, Deputy CEO of the National Power Company of Iceland, nominated by the University Council.
- Ragna Sigurðardóttir, Medical Student, representative of the student body.
- Stefán Hrafn Jónsson, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Social and Human Science, UI School of Social Science, representative of the University community.
- Tómas Þorvaldsson, Partner and Attorney at law of Vík Law Firm, nominated by the University Council.
- Þengill Björnsson, engineering student, representative of the student body.
- Amalía Björnsdóttir Professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, School of Education (for Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson).
- Borgar Þór Einarsson, Lawyer (for Orri Hauksson).
- Eyrún Fríða Árnadóttir, student at the Faculty of Education Studies (for Þengill Björnsson).
- Ingibjörg Gunnarsdóttir, Professor at the Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences (for Guðrún Gestsdóttir).
- María Rut Kristinsdóttir, Specialist at the Ministry of the Interior (for Erna Hauksdóttir)
- Rúnar Unnþórsson, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (for Stefán Hrafn Jónsson).
- Svanhildur Konráðsdóttir, Director of Culture and Tourism - City of Reykjavík (for Ásthildur Margrét Otharsdóttir, Ragna Árnadóttir and Tómas Þorvaldsson).
- Tryggvi Másson, student in business administration (for Ragna Sigurðardóttir).
The University Council meeting minutes are on the University web (in Icelandic).