Research centres

Research centres and groups

Twenty two research centres operate at the School of Education. Their common goal is to increase and promote research in their fields by increasing the collaboration between researchers, including interdisciplinary and international collaboration, and to disseminate knowledge to the community by various means, such as conferences and seminars. 

Research centres

  • Centre for Research in Early Childhood Education 
    Head: Arna H. Jónsdóttir
  • Centre for Multi-Cultural Studies
    Head: Gunnar J. Gunnarsson 
  • Research Centre for Children and Youth Development, Language and Literacy
    Head: Hrafnhildur Ragnarsdóttir
  • Research Centre for Sport and Health Sciences
    Head: Sigurbjörn Árni Arngrímsson
  • Research Centre for Inclusive Education 
    Head: Dóra S. Bjarnason
  • Centre for Research in Icelandic Studies and Icelandic Language Teaching 
    Head: Kristján Jóhann Jónsson
  • Centre for Childhood and Youth Studies 
    Head: Guðrún Kristinsdóttir
  • Research Centre for Mathematics Education 
    Head: Guðný Helga Gunnarsdóttir
  • Centre for Research on Foreign and Second Language Education
    Head: Michael Dal
  • Centre for Research on ICT and Media in Education
    Head: Sólveig Jakobsdóttir
  • Centre for Higher Education Research
    Head: Páll Skúlason
  • Center for Research in Educational Development
    Head: Gerður G. Óskarsdóttir
  • Centre for Research on Educational Materials
    Head: Þorsteinn Helgason
  • Centre for Research on Equality, Gender and Education
    Head: Guðný Guðbjörnsdóttir 
  • Centre for Research in Social Pedagogy
    Ábyrgðarmaður: Guðrún Valgerður Stefánsdóttir
  • Centre for Music Research
    Head: Helga Rut Guðmundsdóttir
  • Centre for Research on Curriuclum and Assessment of Learning Outcomes 
    Head: Gunnar E. Finnbogason
  • Research Centre for Natural History Education
    Head: Eggert Lárusson
  • Research Centre for Action Research 
    Head: Karen Rut Gísladóttir
  • Research Centre on Creative Schooling 
    Head: Svanborg R. Jónsdóttir

     Research groups

    • Natural Science Education Research Group   
    • Gender Studies Research Group 

    The main goal of the research centres is to increase and strengthen research in their respective fields, for instance by:

    a)    initiating and conducting research in their fields,
    b)    being a forum for scholarly cooperation within and across fields,
    c)    connecting to and working with community decision makers,
    d)    working with researchers in other countries,
    e)    training graduate research students in scientific methods by providing them with research and study opportunities,
    f)    contributing to the knowledge within their fields, sharing knowledge and disseminating reasearch findings, for instance by publishing scholarly articles and holding seminars,
    g)    providing advice and other services in their respective fields.

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