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.

Leonardo Application Workshop

On Thursday December 6 The Icelandic Lifelong Learning Programme National Agency will give a work-shop on writing applications for the Leonardo program. Please find further information on our Icelandic webpage.

Development Fund for Immigration Issues - grants 2012

The Ministry of Welfare announes that applications are now open for the Development Fund for Immigration Issues. The purpose of this fund is to support research and development projects in the field of immigration issues, with the goal of making it easier for immigrants to adjust to Icelandic society and of improving society's preparedness to accommodate immigrants.

To Humanities Researchers in the Westfjords

Recently dr. Guðmundur Hálfdánarson was appointed as the Jón Sigurðsson professor at the University of Iceland. Among the roles of the Jón Sigurðsson professorship is to support research and education in the Westfjords. Therefore professor Hálfdánarsson wishes to get in touch with researchers in the field of humanities in the Westfjords. The meeting will be a platform for cooperation.

The Future of Coastal Communities

A conference on the subject of the future of Coastal Communities in the Westfjords will be held in Ísafjörður on September 22. 2012. Further information is available in Icelandic on the website of Atvest the economic development agency for the Westfjords.
The schedule of the conference.
The schedule of the conference.

Graduation and University Festival June 17

This year fourteen students will graduate from the Master's Program in Coastal and Marine Management taught at the University Centre of the Westfjords in cooperation with the University of Akureyri. Moreover, a group of Westfjords distance-students will graduate from UAkureyri. Formal graduation was from the University of Akureyri on the 9th of June. The University Centre will celebrate the occasion in Hrafnseyri/West-fjords on 17th June - Iceland's National Independence Day.

On the occasion of this day, the University Centre welcomes all past and present students, faculty, personnel, board of directors and founders, co-workers and supporters, as well as all associates of the University Centre during the last years.

It is an honor for the University Centre of the Westfjords that the rector/president of the University of Akureyri will be attending again this year. We hope to see many friends of the University Centre on this festive day.

12:15-13:15 Celebratory ceremony in Hrafnseyri
13:30 Picnic
14:00 Mass in Hrafnseyri on the occasion of Iceland's National Independence Day
15:00 Independence Day schedule, including speeches, theatre, refreshments.
17:00 Coach from Hrafnseyri back to Ísafjörður with stop at Ísafjörður airport (registration)
18:35-19:15 Flight Ísafjörður - Reykjavík
20:00- Grill-supper at the University Centre, organised by Ægir student association (registration)

Festive ceremony in Hrafnseyri is open to all guests while accommodation is still available.
Picture taken at the University Festival June 17 2010 when the first group of CMM students graduated.
Picture taken at the University Festival June 17 2010 when the first group of CMM students graduated.
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