RHA - University of Akureyri Research Centre

Research Institution

About RHA - University of Akureyri Research Centre

The University of Akureyri Research Centre (RHA) is an independent center within the University of Akureyri (UNAK). It was established in 1992 and has conducted numerous research projects, surveys and consultations for companies, organizations, and ministries. These have been facilitated via domestic and foreign research grants and networks, both independently and in cooperation with others. 

The main goal of RHA is to enhance the UNAK research capabilities and to strengthen the University’s ties to the local and national economy. Furthermore, RHA assists and leads in the development of new projects and centers within the University. Among such projects is the Northern Research Forum (NRF). Main research interests and competences include:  

  • Climate change and its impacts 
  • Demography 
  • Education 
  • Gender studies 
  • Labor market 
  • Municipal government 
  • Regional development and regional policy 
  • Social- and environmental impacts 
  • Tourism research 
  • Transport infrastructure, its development and impacts 

Contact person
Arnar Þór Jóhannesson
+354 460 8901