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A course refers to a specialized study program. It usually takes place on campus but can be delivered online. Courses are popular for people who want to get specific knowledge in one subject.

Students who pursue a Master generally spend one to two years in the enhanced study of their chosen field. This program is taken after receiving a bachelor’s degree, and available areas of study include science, law, technology, finance, social sciences and the arts.

Iceland officially the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country situated at the confluence of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Westfjords is peninsula located in northwestern Iceland lying on the Denmark Strait. It is renowned for its heavy snowing that is known to cover roads for several months in the year.

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Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Regional Policy Evaluation provides an overview of the concepts, processes, and methods of policy and program evaluation in the field of regional policies. Stude ... +

The course in Regional Policy Evaluation provides an overview of the concepts, processes, and methods of policy and program evaluation in the field of regional policies. Students learn how to plan, prepare, and conduct an evaluation, as well as disseminate the evaluation findings of regional policies and development programs in various contexts. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
31 May 2021
30 Apr 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The reduction of Arctic sea ice creates increased opportunities for offshore maritime industries. This course uses the developments in the Arctic as a basis for providing an i ... +

The reduction of Arctic sea ice creates increased opportunities for offshore maritime industries. This course uses the developments in the Arctic as a basis for providing an interdisciplinary introduction to offshore activities, the different actors involved, and how the actors affect coastal communities and management of maritime industries. Examples from outside the Arctic will provide context and serve as a basis for comparison for global trends. Students will gain a deeper academic understanding of how environmental, socioeconomic and political drivers have impacted offshore activities such as shipping, navigation, port operations, offshore petroleum, seabed mining, power and telecommunications, security, piracy, and local community‘s socio-economic development. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
17 May 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Sociology of Rural and Remote Communities introduces sociological perspectives on rural and remote communities with an emphasis on the multifaceted tension betwe ... +

The course in Sociology of Rural and Remote Communities introduces sociological perspectives on rural and remote communities with an emphasis on the multifaceted tension between social structure and individual agency, solidarity and conflict, and local revitalization in an era of intensified globalization. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 

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Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Sustainable Aquaculture focuses on the interplay between aquaculture and the environment with a focus on principles and concepts related to the ecology of aquacu ... +

The course in Sustainable Aquaculture focuses on the interplay between aquaculture and the environment with a focus on principles and concepts related to the ecology of aquaculture. Different aquaculture systems and production methods will be examined. The major theme will be the environmental aspects of aquaculture. This includes feed-stuff problems, alternative fish feed ingredients, and IMTA approaches (Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture). -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course Sustainable Waste Management in Coastal Communities provides a general overview on waste management by defining waste by looking at sources and characteristics of d ... +

The course Sustainable Waste Management in Coastal Communities provides a general overview on waste management by defining waste by looking at sources and characteristics of different waste types. In addition, the risk potential and corresponding disposal options of waste, under consideration of the waste hierarchy (prevention, reuse, recycling, disposal), are presented. Legal aspects such as international agreements on waste export and the impact of waste on the environment are discussed from a global point of view with local examples for specific issues. Waste logistics are also taught in this class. They are an important issue that is also connected to social and economic aspects. Sustainable waste management is challenging in a coastal and marine environment, especially in connection with extreme climate conditions. Issues like small-scale recycling and recovery, waste transport, marine and coastal pollution through intended and unintended waste dumping, interaction with wildlife, the impact of ship cruise tourism are thus part of this course. A special focus of the course will be laid on waste prevention in general and food waste prevention specifically. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
14 Jun 2021
14 May 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

In the course The Blue Economy and Coastal Communities, different approaches to achieve the sustainable use and conservation of ocean resources for improved wellbeing, social ... +

In the course The Blue Economy and Coastal Communities, different approaches to achieve the sustainable use and conservation of ocean resources for improved wellbeing, social equity, and healthy aquatic ecosystems will be discussed. The course focuses on the blue economy paradigm, which connects environmental, social, and economic sustainability by promoting the improvement of human wellbeing and social equity. The Blue Economy has gained attention among government organizations, development agencies, politicians, academics, entrepreneurs, and businesses as being a new integrated approach to community and regional development. Different economic sectors that play an important role in coastal community development will be examined, such as aquaculture, marine biotechnology, energy, trade, tourism, construction, and marine services. This course shifts the attention from traditional economic analysis to alternative economic models and measures. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course The Global Context covers policymaking and the regulatory framework that coastal areas are facing today in an increasingly international setting. The impact of glob ... +

The course The Global Context covers policymaking and the regulatory framework that coastal areas are facing today in an increasingly international setting. The impact of global policies on local environments and regional development will be examined in this course. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
17 May 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Understanding a Regional Economy provides a "model" of a regional economy by defining the mechanisms underlying the "demand-side" and the "supply-side" of the ec ... +

The course in Understanding a Regional Economy provides a "model" of a regional economy by defining the mechanisms underlying the "demand-side" and the "supply-side" of the economy and exploring how these interact to shape economic activity rates in the short run as well as more complex adjustments and their impacts, such as on competitiveness and trade. -
Courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Welfare and development: Concepts and indicators critically engages a range of commonly available socioeconomic indicators while alternative indices, such as the ... +

The course in Welfare and development: Concepts and indicators critically engages a range of commonly available socioeconomic indicators while alternative indices, such as the Nordic Welfare Indicators, will be presented and discussed too. Students will learn about key concepts in welfare economics and the meanings of everyday categorizations such as a "good place to live", "healthy economy" and "vibrant community". -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

This course From Extraction to Attraction: Coastal Communities in an Era of Leisure and Tourism examines the changing economic base of coastal communities with the rise of tou ... +

This course From Extraction to Attraction: Coastal Communities in an Era of Leisure and Tourism examines the changing economic base of coastal communities with the rise of tourism and second homes and the impact of such changes on the social structure, culture, and individual interactions of coastal communities. This course provides an overview of tourism in coastal/marine areas and includes topics such as: shared resource use and management; sovereignty tensions that involve tourism; adventure and expeditionary tourism; the logistical challenges of operating in remote marine environments; and the impacts tourism may have on the sustainability of the communities and environments in the region. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Adaptation Planning examines challenges that coastal cities and towns may face in light of predicted future climatological changes, and strategies they can use t ... +

The course in Adaptation Planning examines challenges that coastal cities and towns may face in light of predicted future climatological changes, and strategies they can use to prepare for impacts that such changes may have. Particular emphasis is placed on the potential needs of vulnerable and resource-constrained populations, and the ways in which local government and community-based activities can achieve equitable levels of climate-readiness. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Applied Methodology provides students with understanding, skills, and competence in research design, statistics, qualitative methodology, and research ethics. To ... +

The course in Applied Methodology provides students with understanding, skills, and competence in research design, statistics, qualitative methodology, and research ethics. Topics in the quantitative section include logical components of research projects; sampling and sampling design; and interpretation of statistics in technical/scientific texts. Topics in the qualitative section include: designing a research project using qualitative methods; as well as qualitative data collection, processing, and interpretation. Special emphasis will be placed on mixing qualitative and quantitative methods, as well as writing technical texts for the students' own projects (thesis, proposals, manuscripts, etc.). The course also includes training on ethics in research, human subjects, and animal subjects ethics. -
Courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Arctic Ocean Governance will discuss the history of governance in the Arctic, both the governance of Arctic nations and the international collaborations that hav ... +

The course in Arctic Ocean Governance will discuss the history of governance in the Arctic, both the governance of Arctic nations and the international collaborations that have been established to foster coordination among these nations. Specific contemporary governance mechanisms, such as the Arctic Council and more limited sub-regional collaborative bodies, will be discussed and analyzed. Potential future frameworks for Arctic governance will be introduced and evaluated. The special role of Indigenous people of the Arctic in the governance of this region will be highlighted. The course will involve considerable background reading outside class, active participation in discussions, and individual presentations on key issues relevant to class session topics. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Business Incubator will explore blue/green economy or entrepreneurship in marine aquaculture in arctic and sub-arctic regions. Students will get an insight into ... +

The course in Business Incubator will explore blue/green economy or entrepreneurship in marine aquaculture in arctic and sub-arctic regions. Students will get an insight into the state of the art through lectures and visits to companies. The curriculum will focus on today’s limitations and challenges, an introduction to sustainable resource use, and innovative management. Participants will then work individually or in groups on a range of ideas, leading to a business model according to the ‘Business Model Canvas’ for each project. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Coastal Food Systems provides a critical exploration of current issues related to food security, food sovereignty, food justice, and food system sustainability a ... +

The course in Coastal Food Systems provides a critical exploration of current issues related to food security, food sovereignty, food justice, and food system sustainability and resilience. Employing the framework of economic geography, students will examine the complexities of both the production and value chain. This includes aspects of distribution, consumption, and food waste disposal. A special focus is set on coastal communities. Participatory learning, community engagement, and critical pedagogy are core course approaches. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
03 May 2021
Campus
 

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