The Health Science Institute



The Health Science Institute

Welcome to a thriving research community in health sciences. Our scientists create knowledge and attack important scientific questions in all fields of health and biomedical sciences every day. They work across six faculties and in numerous research groups and institutions. They also communicate their specialized knowledge to around 3000 students in both undergraduate and graduate studies.

The Health Science Institute is the center for research at the University of Iceland School of Health Sciences.



COVID-19 Impact

Staff and students of the School of Health Sciences have contributed in many ways during the COVID-19 challenge:

  • Creating a prediction model for the number of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 and the corresponding burden on the health care system.
  • Helping the infection tracking team from the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.
  • Conducting a research with the aim of increasing knowledge about the epidemic’s effects on the well-being and lifestyle of Icelanders.