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Introduction to Iceland

A lecture on Icelandic politics and a visit to Alþingi

In this talk, a lecturer will go over the basic structure of the Icelandic government and politics, the separation of powers and the impact of the current crisis on society. Afterwards, the parliament building will be visited. There we will get a tour of the building, and a member of parliament will tell us about the history of the parliament.

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There are seven universities in the country. Most of the higher education institutions are run by the state or private parties with state support. Currently there are approximately 18000 students enrolled in the higher education system, of which about 5% are international students.

International students either attend Icelandic higher education institutions as exchange students or as degree-seeking students. For exchange options, please consult the international office of your home university, where you can get information on partner universities.
























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