Widely known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world´s most active volcanoes. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. Long summer days with nearly 24-hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only few hours of daylight. Extreme geological contrasts and other-wordly landscapes make Iceland also a unique study destination.
Iceland has seven universities, which have currently about 18 000 students enrolled in them. Of those students, about 5 % are international students. Bifröst University, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik University, University Centre of the Westfjords, University of Akureyri and University of Iceland are members of the University of the Arctic network.
With such a breadth and depth of remarkable scenery, it’s not surprising that Iceland goes to such great lengths to preserve it, and is known as a world leader in conservation and sustainability management. Iceland is home to Europe’s largest national park, and staggering 100 percent of its electricity derives from renewable sources. Iceland continuously ranks near the top of measurements for quality of life, gender equality and religious tolerance. And let´s face it, you don´t go to university to close your mind to new things. If you are looking to truly expand your horizons and to get new perspectives on life, there´s no better place than Iceland!
See the Study In Iceland website for more information.