Fisheries Science Centre at the University of Akureyri
The Fisheries Science Center at the University of Akureyri was officially opened on Thursday 16 April 2009, when a contract was signed between UNAK and the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture. The center was established to support the policy of the University of Akureyri (UNAK) to strengthen ties between the industry and the university; strengthen mutual relations and research and the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge within the fishing industry.
The center also aims to strengthen the leadership of UNAK in education and research on the fisheries sector with the promotion of applied research, projects and training related to fisheries. This means, among other things, to enhance cooperation with the sector, to improve the public image of fisheries and promote the education at UNAK.
The Center is an institution within the university but obtains its funding independently. The center has one full-time job equivalent, which is increased through research grants and teaching within the university. Other employees are M.Sc. students or researchers funded by independent projects.