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  1. EEA and Norway Grants scholarships Riga 26.04.2013 Viðar Helgason Rannís

  2. Geostatistics Area: 103.000 km² Econmic zone: 758.000 km² Distance to: • Greenland 287 km • Scotland 798 km • Norway 970 km Glaciers 11.922 km² 0 – 200 m: 24.700 km²

  3. Basic statistics Population 319.368 Preschool children 17.446 Primary school children 43.511 Secondary school students 29.271 University students 18.011 In additon 14 independent research institutions in various fields

  4. Economy • Main income: • Energy deamnding energy (aluminium, steel, etc) • Fisheries • Tourism • GNP: 11.1 billion euro 2012 • Growing activities: • Cultural • Music • Film • IT sector • Design (fashion, industrial etc)

  5. Schoolsystem in Iceland

  6. Educational institutions Preprimary schools290Primary schools175Secondary schools34Universities7Other: Music students15055 (2011)

  7. Universities Agricultural University of Iceland: www.lbhi.is Bifröst University: www.bifrost.is Hólaskóli: www2.holar.is (in Icelandic) Iceland Academy of Arts: www.lhi.is Reykjavík University: www.ru.is University of Akureyri: www.unak.is University of Iceland: www.hi.is United Nations University: Geology: www.unugtp.is Marine sciences: www.unuftp.is

  8. Research in Iceland • 14 research institutes • 3,1% of GNP in 2009 • Strong research fields: • Geological sciences • Humanistics • Social sciences • Biological: • Environmental • Marine sciences • Medical, including biotechnology

  9. Looking for partnership • Two possible ways • http://eng.menntamalaraduneyti.is/media/MRN-Myndir_Althjodlegt/Structure-of-educational-system-in-Iceland-litur.jpg • http://siu.no/eng/Front-Page/EEA-Partner-search

  10. Vintersky at Jökulsárlón

  11. Thanks for your attention Viðar Helgason www.rannis.is www.eeagrants.org