Reykjavik Science City has two world-class universities within a 5 km (3 miles) radius educating the next generation of environmentalists, scientists, and engineers within renewable energy, environmental studies, and environmental engineering.

University of Iceland

The University of Iceland offers more than 200 exciting international-standard programs in all fields of study. There are over 16,000 students at university, including around 1,550 international students from 100 different countries. Nearly half of the international students are graduate students. The University of Iceland ranks among the best universities globally for 10 years in a row and employs outstanding and highly-experienced researchers and instructors. The University of Iceland prioritizes a diverse research and learning environment. It cultivates strong partnerships with key Icelandic institutions, as well as universities across the world. The campus boasts the Science Park on campus, which promotes innovation and entrepreneurship, connections between the University community and industry, and value creation that benefits society as a whole.

Reykjavík University

Reykjavik University is a vibrant, student-centered, international university with an international faculty and students originating from all over the world. The university's core activities are teaching and research with strong ties with industry and society, emphasizing interdisciplinary work, international context, innovation, and service excellence. The RU culture is crafted by personal relations and respect for society and the environment.

2021 International students, other than exchange students, are:

Undergrad appr. 45

Master appr. 94

Ph.D. appr. 33

Total: about 270 international students are studying at RU.


The National University Hospital of Iceland

The National University Hospital of Iceland (Landspítali) is the leading hospital in Iceland and the largest health care employer. It provides specialized and general care with a 700-bed capacity. Landspítali's mission is threefold; care of patients, teaching and training of clinical staff, and scientific research. There are diverse clinical services in outpatient clinics, day patient units, inpatient wards, critical care units, clinical laboratories, and other divisions. Its purpose is to supply high-quality health services, be globally competitive, and emphasize compassion, progress, safety, and professionalism.