University Centre of the Westfjords


About University Centre of the Westfjords

The University Centre of the Westfjords (UW) is a small higher educational organization, which was established in 2005 and began operations in January 2006. The University Centre is a distance learning centre that serves about 100 distance learning students. The University Centre also offers two international master’s programs: Coastal and Marine Management as well as Coastal Communities and Regional Development. Each year roughly 20 students are accepted into each master's program. UW also offers a small, individualized program of study at the master’s level in the field of Marine Innovation

The University Centre takes part in international partnerships through cooperation with the University of the Arctic and works in close cooperation with the Nordic Council and the European Union. The University Centre focuses on academic quality and adheres to the requirements of the Bologna process for European universities in co-operation with its domestic and foreign partner universities. 

Contact person
Ingibjörg Rósa Björnsdóttir
Marketing and Web Manager
+354 450 3042