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Benefits and challenges of internationalizing the university
Memorial University of Newfoundland has increased its share of out-of-country students during the last decade considerably. The University Centre of the Westfjords, on the other side of the ocean, is one of the most international institutions of higher education in Iceland. Visiting Iceland, Sonja Knutson from Memorial's international office will g......
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Conferences and lectures

The University Centre sponsors conferences and lectures of all sizes and types. These range from large international conferences on cultural, natural or scientific matters to smaller, informal talks about almost any subject imaginable.

A regular attraction at the University Centre is Vísindaport, a series of informal lunchtime discussions on Fridays, whose name translates roughly as Gateway to Science. Vísindaport is a forum for brief presentations on research, whether completed or in progress, and on other subjects of interest.

Master's students are presenting their theses and teachers as well as guest researchers give regularly talks on their specialisations. 


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"Iceland has a strong cultural heritage in a harsh environment with good community organization. The Icelandic learning experience has left me reeling with enthusiasm for coastal management, given me colleagues for life and left me with a moustache."

Henry Fletcher, England, CMM student 2008 - 2009

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Promotional Meeting on National Planning Framework
The Icelandic National Planning Agency is promoting a proposal for a National Planning Framework 2015-2026. An open meeting on the framework will be held at the University Centre o......
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