The Educational Research Institute is an academic and research institute, housed in the School of Education at the University of Iceland. The main role of the Educational Research Institute is to strengthen and support research within the School of Education. Twenty one research centres operate under the Institute.
The Institute supports research units and individual researchers by offering assistance to researchers applying for research funding, both for domestic and foreign competitive research grants and for other funding. The Institute also provides service regarding most aspects of research, including assistance with the dissemination of research findings, advice on research procedures and support for development projects carried out in the School of Education.
The Educational Research Institute was established in 2010. The Director of the Educational Research Institute is Kristín Erla Harðardóttir. E-mail: krishar@hi.is / Tel: +354 525 4165. Her office is on the first floor in the Hamar building.
Research Strategy
The School of Education Research Strategy 2008-2013 was formally approved at a meeting of the Iceland University of Education University Council held on June 24, 2008. It includes an action plan, which is monitored by the Research Committee. The committee replaced the Research Council, the body previously responsible for research at the Iceland University of Education.
Research Committee
The Research Committee at the School of Education is responsible for the development of research within the school, maintaining relations with research-based graduate programmes and monitoring the action plan included in the school‘s research strategy. The committee is composed of representatives from the faculties within the school, the doctoral studies coordinator and the research director, who is the chair of the committee.
A wide range of research projects in the fields of education, pedagogy and training are carried out at the School of Education, for the purpose of creating new knowledge for the benefit of Icelandic society. The aim is to promote research and seek to ensure that the structure and development of the Icelandic education sector is based on the best available knowledge at any given time. The research is conducted by academic staff, doctoral students, research groups and research centres.

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