Iceland - Science and technology

The Icelandic Research Council coordinates science policy and advises the government on scientific matters. It has five research institutes devoted to marine science, technology, agriculture, the fish industry, and the construction and building industries. Other research institutes and learned societies include the Surtsey Research Society, the Icelandic Meteorological Office, the Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland, the Agricultural Society of Iceland, the Iceland Glaciological Society, the Icelandic Natural History Society, and the Icelandic Society of Sciences, all located at Reykjavík.

The Icelandic Council of Science, an independent agency under the Ministry of Culture and Education, aims to stimulate and encourage scientific research. The University of Iceland has faculties of medicine, engineering, dentistry, and science. Two agricultural colleges are located in Hólum i Hjaltadal and Hvanneyri. The Icelandic College of Engineering and Technology is located at Reykjavík. In 1987–97, science and engineering students accounted for 41% of university enrollment.

User Contributions:

Report this comment as inappropriate
Sep 6, 2010 @ 10:10 am
As the daughter of Frank and Sigridur Eyja Henderson, North Starlight Export Corp of New York, I grew up with Icelanders. Thus, seeing ways to improve their lives as both my parents have, but as a young woman these ideas were too radical. It took years before my suggestions came to fruition.
At this time, age 66, I have pondering many concepts that I see can be implemented by creating an Icelandic Nonprofit organization- as leaders. The expertise that Icelanders have can help other countries and use our tools to implement sane improvements around the world.
I hope that we can communicate to discuss some of my project ideas.
þangað til seinna,
S.O. Anne-Marie Henderson "Martin"
Report this comment as inappropriate
Nov 6, 2011 @ 6:06 am
Hello Anne-Marie,

We met years ago in a hot tub at a Nevada Hotel. You were so kind to me, my husband, and our three children. Was hoping to touch base with you again.

Anne-Marie Henderson
Report this comment as inappropriate
Dec 30, 2011 @ 4:16 pm
WHO IS "Me"?

TO Rhonda, I remember you well and your children. I was there with the WISE USE convention working on improving public opinion of ICELAND. There are so many people who jump into the fray failing to understand both sides of a problem before they come to a conclusion.
You can reach me at
I am dealing my injuries, but would enjoy corresponding with you.
Anne-Marie Henderson
Report this comment as inappropriate
Aug 14, 2018 @ 1:13 pm
No matter where we roam in this world our hearts are still in Iceland with our families and friends who carry on the labors of love and fight to keep this planet clean.

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: