Þórhildur Garðarsdóttir admits to having been slightly depressed by the results of the European PISA children’s education survey, “so I thought about what I could do about it as a parent and as an employee of a publishing house.”
The City of Reykjavík, the Icelandic Student Agency (FS) and University of Iceland signed a declaration of intent on Monday on the construction of 650 new apartments for students on the University of Iceland’s main campus and in the university’s vicinity in the next five years.
The online language course Icelandic Online received recognition for its contribution and support in maintaining the Icelandic language from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in a ceremony late last year. The program has now also been exported to the Faroe Islands.
Today at 12.00 Dr. Terry Gunnell, professor of Folklore at the University of Iceland, will give an illustrated presentation in English on the beliefs and traditions surrounding Icelandic Christmas, past and present.
Icelandic author Steinunn Sigurðardóttir received the Jónas Hallgrímsson Prize for her contributions to the Icelandic language on Sunday. November 16, the birthday of national poet Jónas Hallgrímsson, is the Day of the Icelandic Language.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson visited the United Nations University (UNU) headquarters in Tokyo yesterday. He met with Rector of UNU David Malone and discussed the university’s operations. At the occasion, a new five-year agreement on the Geothermal Training...
The City of Reykjavík’s school and recreation committee approved on Wednesday a change in the rules which would allow children without Icelandic social security numbers or a legal registered address in the capital to go to kindergarten.
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.