The University of Iceland Art Collection was established in 1980, around works of art donated by Sverrir Sigurðsson and his wife Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir. The collection's charter was certified by the President of Iceland in April 1980.
The Iceland University of the Arts is a self-governing institution providing higher education in fine arts, theatre, dance, music, design, architecture and art education. The operations of the IUA are three-fold: a common executive management, university departments, and support division/joint administration.
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Orientation days are held during the first week of every semester. The programme is organised by the Student Services and the International Office. It includes introductory meetings, campus tour, crash course in Icelandic and a reception. We encourage all new students to take part in these activities wich serve as a platform for students to meet each other and a tool towards adapting to a new environment. Further information about the programme and schedule will be sent by email to all new students in mid August.
Student accommodation is not provided at the IUA. Most students find rooms/apartments with private landlords in the city or through rental services. A Facebook group is set up for students to exchange information about housing. Students may be entitled to housing benefits.
Everyone who has been legally resident in Iceland for six months automatically becomes a member of the Icelandic social insurance system, regardless of nationality.
The Iceland University of the Arts is a self-governing institution providing higher education in fine arts, theatre, dance, music, design, architecture, and art education. The operations of the IUA are three-fold: a common executive management, university departments, and support division/joint administration.
The University of Iceland is aware that exercise is important for all students. Therefore, the University of Iceland Gymnasium at Sæmundargata is open to all students and staff for a modest fee.
The Iceland Academy of the Arts is an institution that allows the students to explore their interests with a structure that allows developing project with impact in the society and the international scene.
There are numerous workshop at disposal for the students to use. The down side is that the buildings are spread across the city so access is not the easiest when working on multiple projects. cross collaboration is encouraged among the different faculties.
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