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Why Reykjavik University?
A strong focus
Reykjavik University's (RU) subjects in research and teaching are science and engineering, computer science, business and law. The University has an interdisciplinary approach that fits well with today's society and offers programmes 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.
Our way of teaching
RU emphasises hands-on learning that prepares students for the challenges they will meet after graduation. This means working with other students completing actual, authentic assignments, 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 small and interaction between students and teachers is encouraged.
Small equals good
The number of students at RU is approximately 3500 and all teaching takes place under one roof, creating a friendly sense of community. International students at RU have mentioned the friendly atmosphere as one of the University's great advantages. Our campus is easily accessible from the centre of the city.
More reasons why you should study at Reykjavik University
- 8,61 recommendation score (out of 10) among graduates in 2015.
- RU is an international university with around 200 partner schools. Faculty members come from 23 different countries and students are from all over the world.
- RU is a member of the international CDIO university network.
- Individual study programmes 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.
About Reykjavik and Iceland
- Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and has around 120,000 inhabitants.
- English is spoken by nearly everyone.
- It's a green economy: All energy for heat and electricity comes from renewable resources.
- Iceland is known for having one of the highest standards of living and the people have been ranked the friendliest in the world (WEF, 2012). Iceland is ranked number one on the Global Peace Index.
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