Reykjavik University


Reykjavik University (RU) is a dynamic international university with 3 700 registered students and 250 permanent faculty and staff. RU focuses on research, excellence in teaching, entrepreneurship, technology development and cooperation with industry. The University provides students with a strong academic foundation, cutting-edge practical experience and extensive connections with industry.

The Iceland School of Energy (ISE) is part of and accredited by the School of Science and Engineering at Reykjavik University in Iceland. ISE is a vibrant international community of faculty, researchers, staff and graduate students dedicated to sustainable and clean energy. 

ISE works closely with industry, the government and the public on real-world, high-impact research programmes relating to the development of sustainable energy – specifically within geothermal engineering and science, hydropower, wind power and electric power systems. ISE is operated in partnership with Reykjavik Energy, one of the largest geothermal producers in the world, and ÍSOR – Iceland GeoSurvey, which has over 70 years’ experience in consulting, training and scientific services in the power industry. 

ISE offers Master degrees in Sustainable Energy Engineering, Sustainable Energy Science, Electric Power Engineering and Electric Power Management as well as a PhD program in the Department of Engineering. ISE degrees offer specialized coursework and research programmes in geothermal engineering and science, energy law, policy and economics, energy project management, financial engineering, energy system design and applications of advanced methodologies such as datamining and machine learning. 


  • In the heart of Iceland’s capital
  • 250 permanent faculty and staff
  • 3 700 students (undergraduates and postgraduates)
  • All ISE degrees are taught in English


  • over 70 years’ experience in consulting, training and scientific services in the power industry. 
  • over 30 MSc students from over 15-20 countries per year