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A course refers to a specialized study program. It usually takes place on campus but can be delivered online. Courses are popular for people who want to get specific knowledge in one subject.

Students who pursue a Master generally spend one to two years in the enhanced study of their chosen field. This program is taken after receiving a bachelor’s degree, and available areas of study include science, law, technology, finance, social sciences and the arts.

Iceland officially the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country situated at the confluence of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Westfjords is peninsula located in northwestern Iceland lying on the Denmark Strait. It is renowned for its heavy snowing that is known to cover roads for several months in the year.

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Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Business Incubator will explore blue/green economy or entrepreneurship in marine aquaculture in arctic and sub-arctic regions. Students will get an insight into ... +

The course in Business Incubator will explore blue/green economy or entrepreneurship in marine aquaculture in arctic and sub-arctic regions. Students will get an insight into the state of the art through lectures and visits to companies. The curriculum will focus on today’s limitations and challenges, an introduction to sustainable resource use, and innovative management. Participants will then work individually or in groups on a range of ideas, leading to a business model according to the ‘Business Model Canvas’ for each project. -
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Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Community and the Built Environment examines the perception of landscape/sea in connection with the built environment and the role of planning. This is based on ... +

The course in Community and the Built Environment examines the perception of landscape/sea in connection with the built environment and the role of planning. This is based on the idea that the built environment, not less than nature, shapes people’s wellbeing, their sense of belonging, and their willingness to live in a region or town. -
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Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Coping with Disasters introduces factors that influence a society's resilience which is the ability to recover and bounce back after a disastrous event. It bridg ... +

The course in Coping with Disasters introduces factors that influence a society's resilience which is the ability to recover and bounce back after a disastrous event. It bridges disciplines to provide a multifaceted understanding of societal ability to withstand a crisis, on the individual, community, infrastructural, and institutional level. It presents students with the main concepts of disaster research, drawing from the fields of earth sciences, environmental studies, sociology, health sciences, psychology, and cultural studies. The course addresses monitoring, early warning, planning, and exercises as a means to mitigate the impact of natural hazards. It covers factors important in dealing with the aftermath of an extreme event. These include the role of psychological first aid, communication, media, art, and spirituality in coping with hardship, tragedies, and trauma. -
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Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 

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Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Education and Labour Markets explores the characteristics of labor markets and education policies with a focus on regional development. Students will learn about ... +

The course in Education and Labour Markets explores the characteristics of labor markets and education policies with a focus on regional development. Students will learn about the challenges regarding undiversified labor markets and the so-called “brain drain” that rural and remote communities are confronted with. The role of (higher) education in remote settings will also be addressed. -
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Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

In the course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, students gain insights into the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship for regional planning and how it is being promo ... +

In the course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, students gain insights into the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship for regional planning and how it is being promoted in multinational organizations such as the European Union. Emphasis is put on analyzing the effectiveness and quality of different approaches, taking into account the challenges coastal communities are facing. -
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Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Maritime Anthropology is about the social and cultural dimensions of coastal communities through the lens of anthropology. The course focuses on the relationship ... +

The course in Maritime Anthropology is about the social and cultural dimensions of coastal communities through the lens of anthropology. The course focuses on the relationship between humans and the marine environment in contemporary and historical human cultures. The course includes an examination of archaeological records, histories of environmental change, cultural heritage, and the record from submerged landscapes and coastal sites. Attention will be paid to the conflicts of development vs. conservation and current threats to the coastal zones. Students will learn about anthropological theories, traditional and local knowledge, maritime history, and folklore. -
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Full-time
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Sustainable Aquaculture focuses on the interplay between aquaculture and the environment with a focus on principles and concepts related to the ecology of aquacu ... +

The course in Sustainable Aquaculture focuses on the interplay between aquaculture and the environment with a focus on principles and concepts related to the ecology of aquaculture. Different aquaculture systems and production methods will be examined. The major theme will be the environmental aspects of aquaculture. This includes feed-stuff problems, alternative fish feed ingredients, and IMTA approaches (Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture). -
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Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Welfare and development: Concepts and indicators critically engages a range of commonly available socioeconomic indicators while alternative indices, such as the ... +

The course in Welfare and development: Concepts and indicators critically engages a range of commonly available socioeconomic indicators while alternative indices, such as the Nordic Welfare Indicators, will be presented and discussed too. Students will learn about key concepts in welfare economics and the meanings of everyday categorizations such as a "good place to live", "healthy economy" and "vibrant community". -
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Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

This course provides an overview of the marine renewable energy sector.

This course provides an overview of the marine renewable energy sector. -
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Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus