The Reykjavík Reads festival, hosted by Reykjavík City of Literature, was launched by city mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson by ‘releasing’ the short story Dýrið (‘Animal’) from a lunch box in Kringlan mall yesterday.
The European Day of Languages was celebrated in Iceland on Friday, among other things with a symposium at the University of Iceland. Auður Hauksdóttir, lecturer in the Danish language, stated that Icelandic students don’t learn enough languages.
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.
Reykjavík City Library’s 2014 children’s book prize was awarded to Gunnar Helgason for his novel Rangstæður í Reykjavík, as announced yesterday.