According to a the latest MMR survey, 34 percent of Icelanders support the current government. This number follows the downward trend that could be seen in the two previous surveys: on September 8, 36.3 percent supported the governing parties, and 38.5 percent did so on August 28.
The University of Iceland and Tsinghua University in Beijing recently signed a partnership agreement when Kristin Ingólfsdóttir, director of the University of Iceland, visited the Chinese capital.
The municipality of Reykjanesbær in Southwest Iceland is short of teachers and needs about as many new instructors as are graduating from the Teacher Education Program at the University of Iceland this year.
During the last few days, the police in the capital region have arrested several men on account of drug possession, production and abuse.
There is still no sign of the German tourist Christian Mathias Markus who recently went missing in Breiðavík in the West Fjords.
The documentary film Salóme by director Yrsa Roca Fannberg won the Best Nordic Documentary Award at the recent Nordisk Panorama festival for Nordic short films and documentaries in Malmö, Sweden. This is the first time that an Icelandic movie won this prize.
The board of the fin whaling company Hvalur hf. has decided to conclude its fin whale hunting season earlier than usual due to bad weather and shorter days. The ships Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9 came returned to harbor on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning respectively.
As of this afternoon, 3,019 Icelandic men have taken part in the campaign HeForShe which aims to mobilize men against the discrimination of women. The initiative was brought to life by a speech that actress Emma Watson gave on feminism at the UN Headquarters in New York on Saturday.
Data by the Icelandic Medical Association shows that there are currently 1,100 physicians practicing in the country. More than half of them are over 50 years old. Since 2009, the total number of practicing physicians has decreased by 110.