Symposium and opening of master´s program

On Sunday the 31st of September at 16.00 PM the Minister of Education Mrs Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir will formally launch the new masters program in Coastal and Marine Management at the University Centre of theWestfjords. This marks a milestone in the activity of the University Centre of the Westfjords, since this is the first time that a whole programme is taught from beginning to end in the region.

Along with the launch of the masters program, a symposium on sustainable uses of Icelandic coastal zones will be held. The symposium will be opened by the minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Mr. Einar K. Guðfinnsson at 13.00 PM on Sunday and continue on Monday from 8.30 AM to 12.30 PM. Further information on the Symposium here.
The Minister of Education Mrs Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
The Minister of Education Mrs Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir

The University Centre at NAFSA 2008

The University Centre of the Westfjords will be represented at the NAFSA conference in Washington D.C. May 25. - 30th, in the Nordic Booth #1220. Feel free to contact Peter Weiss the University Centre´s director who will be there to answer any questions and enquiries.

International film festival, summer course and conference

An International film festival, summer course and conference will be held in Ísafjörður from May 29th to June 1st by NAFA (The Nordic Anthropological Film Association), The Museum of Jón Sigurðsson and The University Centre of the Westfjords, in association with Roots (a non-governmental organisation for multicultural society), The Department of Anthropology and Folkloristics of The University of Iceland and The Icelandic Anthropology Association.

The focus of the festival will be on how people from many different parts of the world manage to overcome various difficulties (i.e. breaking barriers) in their daily lives. The films come from various parts of the world, Canada, The US, The UK, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Brazil and Iceland.

Films will be screened in the afternoon and in the evening each day, but in the morning lectures and panel discussions will take place. Among participants are distinguished international. For further information please visit the festivals website.

The University Centre featured on UArctic Website

The University Centre of the West Fjords is featured on the Website of The University of the Arctic this month. The article focuses on the new masters program in Costal and Marine Management, which starts next September (open for enrolment now). It also shades light on other aspects of the University Centres activities, such as distance learning programs and Field Schools. To read the article click here.
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