The University of Akureyri (UNAK) was founded in 1987 and is located in the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri. The University is divided into two Schools: School of Health, Business and Science and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. UNAK offers PhD and masters’ opportunities to postgraduate students in a wide range of subjects – and is recognized for the excellence of its faculty in the area of Arctic research and education. The Master’s degree in Polar Law at the University of Akureyri is the first of its kind and unique in the world.
Akureyri is the location of various Arctic institutions and initiatives such as the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC); the Secretariats of the Arctic Council Working Groups PAME (Protection of Arctic Marine Environment) and CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna); Stefansson Arctic Institute; the Polar Law Institute; the Northern Research Forum (NRF); and the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network.
University of Akureyri
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General research page for UNAK is: https://www.unak.is/english/
IRIS is the new database for research and publications in Iceland and is being used now by the University of Akureyri: https://iris.rais.is/en/