The University of Akureyri (UNAK) is a scientific and academic institute that conducts teaching and research in the academic disciplines of its schools. It is the largest university in the rural districts with strong ties to industries and various institutions in society, with a varied offering of courses of study and distance learning programmes.
- UNAK offers a varied selection of study programmes leading to the first university degree together with advanced studies in a few disciplines.
- UNAK offers students first rate service through its supportive services, e.g. a library, a computer user service, a computer and media centre, study counselling and international activities.
- UNAK offers very favourable conditions for its students in the form of new housing for teaching, well equipped computer centres and good facilities in reading rooms.
- UNAK is a progressive university in the use of information technology and the development of teaching methods, e.g. distance learning.
- UNAK emphasises personal service. Students receive individual instruction and they are encouraged to conduct their own research and cooperative projects.
- Computer ownership of students is impressive and Internet access is available through the wireless network connection of the University.
- The student union (FESTA) operates well appointed student housing under its auspices and all students are entitled to apply for accommodation there.