University of Iceland

Office of the Rector


The Office of the Rector is primarily devoted to implementing the role of the Rector of the University of Iceland as ordained by law, to guard the overall interests of the university, and to facilitate as possible that the overall strategy of the university, individual faculties and institutions is put into effect successfully in order that the university can fulfil its role in teaching, research and service to the community as well as possible.

The Office of the Rector oversees issues concerning central administration, meetings of the University Council, the University General Forum, the open annual forum, the Committee of Deans, development and advancement, quality assurance, legal issues, negotiation of agreements and fundraising for the university as a whole. The University Archives appertain to the Office of the Rector.

The Office of the Rector undertakes communication with the authorities. Furthermore, the Office of the Rector is responsible for communication with the professional sector and domestic and international universities and academic institutions, on behalf of the university as a whole. The Office of the Rector is also responsible for organising graduations, doctoral defences, staff acknowledgements as well as symposia, conferences, lectures and events hosted by the Rector.

The Office of the Rector is open weekdays from 9.00 to 16.00, and is located in the Main Building, on level 1 - South. Telephone +354 525 4302, fax +354 525 4038, email:


Staff at the Office of the Rector:

Name Position Phone Number E-mail 
Jón Atli Benediktsson Rector  525 4302
Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir Pro-Rector of Science 525 4237
Steinunn Gestsdóttir Pro-Rector of Academic Affairs 525 4047
Ása Kolka Haraldsdóttir Project Manager 525 4302
Elín Blöndal Lawyer 525 4228
Heiðrún Kristjánsdóttir - on leave Project Manager 525 4302
Magnús Diðrik Baldursson Office Director 525 4206
Pétur Ástvaldsson Project Manager 525 4303
Snædís Huld Björnsdóttir Lawyer 525 4048
Sæunn Stefánsdóttir Specialist 525 4041


Name Position Phone Number


Áslaug J. Marinósdóttir Project Manager 525 5421
Halla Hallsdóttir Project Manager 525 4498
Nils Kjartan Guðmundsson Head of Department 525 4318


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