Founded in 2005, the University Centre of the Westfjords opened doors to students in January 2006. We are a small, higher educational institution and distance learning center serving approximately 100 students. We offer a master’s program in Coastal and Marine Management and a tailored master’s program in Marine Innovation, on top of various summer courses.
Focusing on academic quality, our highly experienced teaching staff follows the Bologna requirements for European universities in collaboration with national and international partner universities. We provide distance learning programs so Westfjords residents can obtain excellent education without leaving home. To support our students’ study, we have reading rooms as well as facilities for group work and teleconferencing.