About HSES

HSES stands for "Húsnæðissjálfseignarstofnun" or Private Foundation for Housing. The HSES for UW was established on 16 August 2022 and its purpose is to administrate the construction and management of the new students' housing for the University Centre of the Westfjords. UW is the sole founder and contributed 1 million ISK capital.

The board members of HSES are:

Halldór Halldórsson, CEO of Íslenska kalkaþörungafélagið, former chair of the UW board as well as former mayor of Ísafjarðarbær. halldor(at)iskalk.is

Sigríður Ólöf Kristjánsdóttir, director of Westfjords Regional Development Office - Vestfjarðastofa. sirry(at)vestfirdir.is. 

Hildur Dagbjört Arnardóttir, landscape architect. hildur.dagbjort(at)gmail.com

Alternate member of the board is Karl Ásgeirsson, at Skaginn3x.

UW also nominated 8 people from the Westfjords on the HSES' council of representatives, all whom have diverse back ground as the aim was to have a broad spectrum of the local community on the council. Four representatives of residents were also nominated on the council, they are all either current or former students of UW.