Akureyri University is comprised by three schools; School of Business and Science, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Health Sciences and has its research strength on arctic issues.
The University of Akureyri (Unaka - Háskólinn á Akureyri) is located in North Iceland and has served Akureyri and its rural surrounding since 1987. Located in the capital of North Iceland, the University of Akureyri has been instrumental in the economic growth of the region and is central in the planning for a future as a knowledge based society. The University is comprised by three Schools; School of Business and Science, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and School of Health Sciences. The number of students is approximately 1800 and the number of staff is abround 180. Further information can be found at: http://english.unak.is/ and for incoming students: http://english.unak.is/students/incoming-exchange-students
Research Profile and the Arctic Focus
The University of Akureyri prepares its students for a wide range of opportunities in both the private and the public sector. The education offered aims to provide its graduates with specific skills and knowledge of scientific methods as well as theoretical skills. Education and research are closely linked and Unaka offers as a result of this research based education. Unaka has a special focus on Arctic issues and is also the most advanced university in Iceland when it comes to distance education. Study programmes offered are business administration, fisheries science, biology, education, law, social sciences, media, psychology, modern studies, nursing and occupational therapy.
Akureyri has about 18.000 inhabitant and is located in north-east Iceland surrounded by mountains reaching 1000-1500 m at the head of Iceland's the longest fjord, Eyjafjörður. While only about 60 km south of the Arctic Circle, summer days in Akureyri can reach 25 ° C. Winters provide the opportunity to experience heavy snow falls and the occasional cold day interspersed with calm and still weather. Akureyri offers everything a small city has to offeringsbut still manages two retain its small town appeal.