First appointed 3rd October 1985.
The purpose of the Science Committee is to strengthen research activities at the University of Iceland, and encourage discussion on the nature and function of research in the various fields of study. The committee also allocates grants from the University of Iceland Research Fund and The Doctoral Fund. The Division of Science and Innovation provides the committee with office services.
Science Committee July 1st. 2015 to June 30th 2017
Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir, professor, School of Social Sciences, Chair
Tinna Laufey Ásgeirsdóttir, professor, School of Social Sciences (reserve member for 2016-17 is Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir, professor, School of Social Sciences)
Anna Kristín Sigurðardóttir, associate professor, School of Education
Árni Kristjánsson, professor, School of Health Sciences
Lárus Thorlacius, professor, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (reserve member for autumn 2016 is Magnús Örn Úlfarsson, professor, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences)
Valur Ingimundarson, professor, School of Humanities (reserve member autumn 2016 is Björn Þorsteinsson, professor School of Humanities)
Sunna Símonardóttir, Ph.D student, student representative
Office of Division of Science and Innovation staff working with the committee:
Halldór Jónsson, director
Sólveig Nielsen, project manager
Sverrir Guðmundsson, project manager