Rector Jón Atli Benediktsson sent the following message to students and staff of the University of Iceland today, 15 November
"Dear students and colleagues,
University of Iceland students living in Grindavík have been seriously affected by the events of the past few days and have been forced to leave their homes.
We at the University of Iceland will do our utmost to support all our students who find themselves in this situation so that they can continue their studies with minimum disruption. Teaching staff are asked to show consideration and be flexible where possible.
We would like to remind everyone that the UI Student Counselling Centre can arrange special accommodations for studies and exams, psychological services, and other support.
Our thoughts are with everyone from Grindavík, in these trying times.
Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland"