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
  • 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.
 
Deputy members:
  • 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).
 
 
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