The University of Akureyri has built a reputation for academic excellence and good industrial relations. Located in the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri, the University has been instrumental in the areas economic growth and is central in the areas future planning as a knowledge based society.
March 26 of this year marked the 70th birthday of Mikael Karlsson, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iceland and former Dean of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at the University
of Akureyri. This year, there are also 10 year from the establishment of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences under Mikael Karlsson‘s leadership.