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We are happy to introduce our newest members of staff, Franziska Vogl and Franziska Schmidke from Germany. They are doing and internship at the University Centre as a part of their studies in Public A...
22. February 2021

I am Canadian-Swiss, and I did the majorities of my studies up to my bachelor’s in molecular biology in Geneva, Switzerland. Now you might be wondering how and why I went from molecular biology to coa...
15. February 2021
Student

Winter Break in Ísafjörður

Leah Shamlian


I am not what one might call a Good Skier, but I got some hand-me-down skis about three years ago during a friend’s ski trip to my area. I hadn’t used them since. But when I was researching the Univer...
8. February 2021

When the EU shut its borders to American citizens last summer, I called my boss (at the time) and told him that, if Iceland decided to follow the EU’s lead, I’d be doing my best to get there before I ...
18. January 2021

Earlier this winter the University Centre was visited by Patrick Heidtkamp, Professor at Southern Connecticut State University and an expert on Geography and Marine Sciences. Together with the program...
26. March 2020

Master’s students at the University Centre of the Westfjords may choose to conduct their thesis research wherever they like in the world. This goes for both the new Coastal Communities and Regional De...
3. February 2020

Master’s students at the University Centre of the Westfjords are finishing up their coursework and heading into their thesis research time period. Every year, students have the opportunity to design t...
24. June 2019

We often forget to ask ourselves, “Where is the food that ends up on my plate coming from?” However, with increased awareness of the impacts that the transport and production of food on an industrial ...
5. April 2019
Staff

Humpback Whale Research with Drone Technology

Ingi Björn Guðnason


The natural environment surrounding UW provides students with a plethora of research opportunities, all they have to do to make it happen is to have vision and determination. Take for example Justin B...
22. February 2019