Annual General Meeting

It is during the month of May that the Annual General Meeting takes place at the University Centre Westfjords. The AGM this year falls on 17th of May, and discussion points include events over the past year, both financially and internally. The AGM will start at 1 pm at the University Centre.

Guest Lecturer on Planning Tools

Mr. Dirk Werle from Aerde Environmental Research, Halifax, Nova Scotia is joining the course Principles of Planning this week as a guest lecturer. Mr. Dirk Werle will speak on: Planning tools to support coastal hazard response and management - Using Earth observation satellites for hurricane damage assessment in the Caribbean coastal zone: Regional, national and local scales.

Háskólagátt promoted in Isafjordur

On Wednesday May 8, María Einarsdóttir from Bifrost University will come to Isafjordur and promote Háskólagátt, which could be translated as University Gateway. The introduction will be held in the Fræðslumiðstöð Vestfjarða, Westfjords Center for Life Long Learning, between 12:00 and 15:00.

Háskólagátt is intended for those who do not meet the entry requirements for university level and for students who want to strengthen their position before applying for university.

Assuming that students are full-time students, Háskólagátt takes one year and the registration fee for the year is 89,000 kr.
The introduction will be held at the Westfjords Center for Life Long Learning
The introduction will be held at the Westfjords Center for Life Long Learning

Lunch Lecture: European Culture

Visiting Erasmus-exchange teacher Rob Warmenhoven will give an introduction to European Culture and discuss what is Europe, what is European identity, where does Europe end and how can we deal with other European Cultures.

Exam period and fees

In connection with latest news on Sunnlenska.is on fees for taking exams as well as fees for using the respective centre in Southern Iceland, the University Centre of the Westfjords would like to point out, now at the beginning of the exam-period, that there are no plans of introducing fees for taking exams here.

Open House - No Lunch Lecture

As has been mentioned on the website there will be an open house at the Vestrahús Building tomorrow April 19. Therefore the scheduled Lunch Lecture will be postponed until next week.

Open House at Vestrahúsið

Welcome to the Open House event at Vestrahúsið, Suðurgötu 12. The building will be open from 15:00-18:00 on Friday April 19. Many of the companies and organizations in the building will have their doors open to the public, for example, Starfsendurhæfing Vestfjarða, The Red Cross, Rauði krossinn á Íslandi, Marine Research Institute, Multicultural & Information Centre, Avalanche Research Institute, Vestri ehf, Isfang hf, and the University Centre of the Westfjords.


The 2012- 2013 Coastal and Marine Management students will be showcasing their program and Háskolasetur Vestfjarða, as well as the student association Ægir.


Get a coffee and a treat from the bake sale; and sit down for a chat with people from around the world.

Application deadline for Icelandic Universitys

Application deadline for graduate study´s are April 15th and application deadline for undergraduate study´s are June 4th and 5th.

Lunch Lecture Cancelled April 5

Unfortunately we need to cancel the Lunch Lecture this Friday April 5. The first Lunch Lecture after the Easter break will be held on Friday April 12, featuring staff members of the Marine Research Institute in Ísafjörður who will present their ongoing research.

Environmental Pollution

The second symposium on environmental Pollution in Iceland will be held at Nauthóll in Reykjavík on Friday March 22.
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