Program Details

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:
Iceland offers a unique opportunity to students wanting to study marine biology and ecology, fisheries science, marine conservation, and marine resource policy and management. The courses offered by the University of Iceland’s SUMMER PROGRAM will engage students and allow them to learn from worldwide leaders in the field. Please browse our website for specific details regarding our program, the courses offered, and how to apply.

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The University of Iceland will offer a series of intensive graduate level courses in Marine and Fisheries Sciences during spring and summer of 2012. The program is focused on providing graduate students a one of a kind, immersive experience in fisheries ecology, marine resource management and marine conservation within the perspective of climate change. Courses and hands-on fieldwork are conducted at various locations in Iceland, to take advantage of the geographical diversity of Iceland and expose students to the rich cultural diversity and local flavor of the many "University Nature Centers" established in fishing villages throughout Iceland. All lectures are conducted in English by professors and researchers at the University of Iceland. Additional lectures are conducted by invited guest speakers internationally recognized for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields. Courses vary in size from 2-8 ECTs and each lasts a period of 1-3 weeks. Each course consists of a mixture of formal lectures, discussion groups, field or laboratory exercises, and computer modeling. In some of the courses, students are expected to complete 1-2 weeks of preparation prior to their arrival in Iceland. In others, students will prepare and participate in panel discussions with scientists, managers, advisors, stakeholders and NGOs to gain insight of how science interacts with politics to create policy.
Setting Description:
Courses will be conducted in the facilities of the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, as well at the University Nature Centers located in fishing villages all around Iceland.
The University of Iceland does not charge tuition. However, a registration fee is charged to all students regardless of whether they take one course or many courses. The registration fee is 5500 Icelandic kronas (ISK) for students coming from the Nordic countries and 11500 ISK for all other students. An additional fieldwork/workshop fee of 45000 ISK will also apply for the Fisheries Ecology course.