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Office of the Rector

Opening hours: weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Main Building, Level 1 – South
Tel: +354 525 4302
Fax: +354 525 4038
Email: rektor@hi.is
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.

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