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The first tenant has now moved in to the new doctoral room for rent at the The University Centre of the Westfjords; the Centre‘s lates addition to the good services provided to university students in ...
14. December 2016

At the beginning of November, colleagues and ‘name-fellows’ Peter Weiss, Director of the University Centre of the Westfjords, and Peter Krost, lecturer in aquaculture at the University Centre, travell...
7. December 2016

Recently Majid Eskafi defended his master’s thesis in Coastal and Marine Management by the title Feasibility of Ocean Heat Extraction in Icelandic Coastal Waters; Case Study of Önundarfjörður. His res...
16. September 2016

A few weeks ago the University Centre of the Westfjords advertised for applications to fill the position of director of the master's program in coastal and marine management. For the last seven years ...
10. June 2016

Five years have passed since Joshua Mackintosh graduated from his master’s studies in Coastal and Marine Management at the University Centre of the Westfjords. Joshua is Canadian who did his two under...
18. May 2016

Six years ago, a combination of reasons led William Davies to leave his hometown of London, UK to study Coastal and Marine Management (CMM) in a small, remote town in Iceland with a name he couldn’t p...
21. March 2016

I came to Iceland for the first time in February 2010. The sun was shining in Ísafjörður when the plane landed. An exception, as we would learn very soon. There was snow everywhere and we were super-e...
22. December 2015

"You feel so safe here"

Birna Lárusdóttir


Kirsten McCaffrey, a 22-year-old Canadian, moved to Ísafjörður just three months ago as a first-year student in the Coastal and Marine Management Master’s programme. Since then she has already taken o...
26. November 2015

Michael Honeth has been a member of the faculty of the University Centre of the Westfjords for the past four years. As a marine biologist from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia he has gathered exten...
2. November 2015

For the last two years the environmental and resource specialist Herdís Sigurjónsdóttir has been a part of the University Centre of the Westfjords teaching staff, on the Coastal and Marine Management ...
21. May 2015
Staff

A visit to Svalbard

Ingi Björn Guðnason


University Centre of the Westfjords Administrative director of education and teaching, Kristín Ósk Jónasdóttir, and Academic Director of Coastal and Marine Management, Dagný Arnarsdóttir recently made...
24. February 2015

Professor Mike Phillips, visiting faculty at UW's Coastal and Marine Management-programme and Ísafjörður-based researcher Björn Erlingsson from Iceland's Meteorological Office discussed common researc...
19. December 2013