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Reykjavík University is the largest private University in Iceland, with more than 3,800 students. Chartered by the Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Icelandic Industries, and the Confederation of Icelandic Employers.
The University consists of four academic schools: School of Law, School of Business, School of Computer Science, and the School of Science and Engineering. Reykjavik University is a modern, dynamic university situated in the heart of Iceland's capital.
Reykjavik University's (RU) subjects in research and teaching are science and engineering, computer science, business, and law. The University has a modern, interdisciplinary approach and offers programs that, for example, cross-business with computer science and computer science with engineering. RU is at the forefront of research in Iceland in its focus areas.
RU emphasizes hands-on learning that prepares students for the challenges they will meet after graduation. This means working with other students completing actual, real-world assignments and projects, often in collaboration with companies and institutions. This is one way in which students benefit from RU's extensive connection to the industry. Classes are kept small to encourage interactions between students and teachers.
The number of students at RU is approximately 3500, and all teaching takes place under one roof, creating a real sense of community. International students at RU have mentioned the friendly atmosphere as one of the University's significant advantages. Our campus is easily accessible from the center of the city.
RU is a vibrant, student-centered, international University with nearly 200 partner schools. We have an international faculty, stemming from 23 different countries, and students originating from all over the world. RU is a member of the international CDIO university network. Individual study programs in the School of Business are accredited by AMBA and EPAS.
RU's researchers have received grants from the European Research Council, other European research grants, and awards, such as the Kurzweil award for research excellence in the field of artificial intelligence.
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and has around 120.000 inhabitants. Nearly everyone speaks English.
It is a green economy: All energy for heat and electricity comes from renewable resources. The country is ranked number one on the Global Peace Index.
Iceland School of Energy is operated within the School of Science and Engineering. The School offers opportunities for research, design, and the management of systems for sustainable energy.
Reykjavik University's research subjects are technology, business, and law. RU has participated in a formal implementation program of the European Commission policy regarding the researchers' working environment. In 2016, RU scientists published 245 articles, posters, and abstracts in peer-reviewed conferences/symposia/ proceedings and 177 articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

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