Distance Study for 25 years - symposium

This year marks 25 years since distance study in nursing was established at the University of Akureyri. In the autumn of 1998 a group of students from Ísafjörður enrolled and took lessons in Ísafjörður simultaneously as students in Akureyri, via video conference equipment.

To mark the occasion, University Centre of the Westfjords and the University of Akureyri will co-host a symposium in Ísafjörður, about distance teaching and studying. 

For further information, contact Martha Lilja Olsen (marthalilja@unak.is), Office Manager of the Rector’s Office, Sigrún Sigurðardóttir (sigrunsig@unak.is), docent of nursing at the University of Akureyri or Peter Weiss (weiss@uw.is) director of University Centre of the Westfjords.

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Everybody is welcome!


Graduation Ceremony 2023

This year's Graduation Ceremony will be held as usual on Iceland's National Day, June 17th at Hrafnseyri. The ceremony is for all graduates of the University Centre this past schoolyear as well as graduates from other Icelandic universities, who are located in the Westfjords and want to celebrate in their own region. 

All are welcome to attend and rejoice with the graduates! 



13:00           Service in Hrafnseyri Chapel, on the occasion of Iceland’s National Day

13:45           Hrafnseyri National Day programme. Cake-buffet. Soup and bread for sale.

14:15           National Day's speech

                   Other speeches and addresses, music entertainment

15:00-16:30 Celebratory graduation ceremony for Westfjords-based graduates

                   Photoshoot, tree planting 


Please contact reception@uwestfjords.is or call 450 3040 to register for the bus by 16 June.

The graduation ceremony is open to the public. It will take place in the open air if weather allows, otherwise inside the chapel.

The bus rides are free of charge, but only registered spaces can be guaranteed. Departure at 11:30 sharp, turn up 15 minutes earlier.


Crash Course in Icelandic

The University Centre's crash course is a short and intensive beginners course in Icelandic language and culture and is designed to meet the needs of people who want to learn Icelandic the fast way. The course is all about getting to know the Icelandic language without formal grammar teaching. Students are taught basic Icelandic vocabulary through various lectures and exercises. 

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Orientation Days

Orientation for the 2023-2024 schoolyear takes place on 17 and 18 August. More information available closer to the date.