Report on higher education institutions and their impacts on regional development

Recently was published by Nordregio in Stockholm the report Interaction between higher education institutions and their surrounding business environment - Six Nordic case studies. In the report one of the case studies is RES - the School for Renewable Energy Science which is located in Akureyri and has close ties with the University of Akureyri. On behalf of RHA Hjalti Jóhanneson carried out this part of the research in spring of 2009.

Summer closings

RHA-The Research Centre of The University of Akureyri will be closed from July 6th until July 17th (both days included) due to employee´s vacation. Urgent matters that need to be resolved during this period can be sent to the RHA director via email:

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New website opened

The Research Centre of the University of Akureyri (RHA) has formally opened its new and much improved website, The new website’s design and configuration was carried out by Hjalti S. Hjaltason, project manager at RHA and Kristján Ævarsson, programmer at Stefna.

NRF 5th Open Assembly Proceeding Papers available on the NRF website

The Proceeding Papers from the 5th NRF Open Assembly in Anchorage Alaska, "Seeking Balance in a Changing North", which was held in september 2008, have now been published and are available on the NRF website,


Hunting tourism in Northern Europe can play an important role in rural areas. Sustainable social, ecological and economic activities are crucial for livelihoods in the Northern periphery and North Hunt, a new project involving scientists and practitioners in five countries in the far north, aims to set out the guidelines for hunting tourism development.