The ranking is based on h-index, citations and number of DBLP documents gathered by August 9th 2021.
This ranking lists all top computer scientists affiliated with University of Iceland. There is a total of 1 researchers included with 1 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the H-index values for top scientists in University of Iceland is 91 with a mean value for the h-index of 91.00. The total sum for the DBPL publications for top scientists in University of Iceland is 337 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 337.00.
Note that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation data featured on their Google Scholar profile.
The University of Iceland (UI) is a public research university located in the capital city of Reykjavík in Iceland. Established in 1911, it is the country’s oldest and largest comprehensive university. Its main campus is in central Reykjavík and is made up of about 30 buildings.
UI also maintains facilities like gyms, dormitories, and laboratories and research buildings in the nearby areas and in the countryside. Its research institutes total to over 60 and include the Social Science Research Institute, the Institute of Foreign Languages, the Institute of Earth Sciences, and the Institute for Icelandic Studies.
UI awards bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, from Social Sciences, to Health Sciences, Humanities, Education, and Engineering and Natural Sciences. The university’s specialties are environmental sciences, medieval studies, and Icelandic language.
There are over 160 undergraduate programs that students can choose from, including Anthropology, Nursing, Economics, Gender Studies, Geophysics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Preschool and Compulsory School Education. The main language of instruction for UI courses is Icelandic, but most departments have programs being taught in English. Study materials such as textbooks are in English and Icelandic, and foreign students can request to take their exams in English.
Graduate studies in UI are found under its Interdisciplinary Programs, which include Epidemiology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech Pathology, Industrial Biotechnology, and the Nordic Master's Programme in Gerontology. The interdisciplinary structure means that no one faculty is responsible for a program. Instead, a special Board of Studies is appointed to oversee each interdisciplinary program.
Founded by the country’s national parliament, The University of Iceland was the result of the merger of three other institutions of higher education. It only had faculties for four fields, which are medicine, law, humanities, and theology. Forty-five students were enrolled in UI during its first year of operations.
In the succeeding 29 years, the university was located in the national parliament’s building. Through funds obtained primarily from the cash-prize university lottery known as Happdrætti Háskólans, UI was able to fund the construction of its main building. The UI main building was completed in 1940 and was designed by national architect Guðjón Samúelsson.
With more than a century of history behind it, UI has also produced a long list of notable alumni. They are in a variety of fields such as politics, literature, film, and business. UI alumni include Icelandic archaeologist, Ólafía Einarsdóttir; writer, Einar Pálsson; second President of Iceland, Ásgeir Ásgeirsson; and genetics scientist and neurologist, Kári Stefánsson.