Office of the Rector

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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: rektor@hi.is.

 

Staff at the Office of the Rector:

Name Position Phone Number E-mail 
       
Jón Atli Benediktsson Rector  525 4302 benedikt@hi.is
Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir Pro-Rector of Science 525 4237 glr@hi.is
Steinunn Gestsdóttir Pro-Rector of Academic Affairs 525 4047 steinuge@hi.is
Ása Kolka Haraldsdóttir Project Manager 525 4302 akh@hi.is
Elín Blöndal Lawyer 525 4228 elinbl@hi.is
Heiðrún Kristjánsdóttir - on leave Project Manager 525 4302 heidrunk@hi.is
Magnús Diðrik Baldursson Office Director 525 4206 mb@hi.is
Pétur Ástvaldsson Project Manager 525 4303 petura@hi.is
Snædís Huld Björnsdóttir Lawyer 525 4048 snaedisb@hi.is
Sæunn Stefánsdóttir Specialist 525 4041 saeunnst@hi.is

Archives

Name Position Phone Number

E-mail

Áslaug J. Marinósdóttir Project Manager 525 5421 aslaugm@hi.is
Halla Hallsdóttir Project Manager 525 4498 hallah@hi.is
Nils Kjartan Guðmundsson Head of Department 525 4318 nils@hi.is

 

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