Weniger Universitäten in Island

universityoficeland-inside_psDer Wissenschafts- und Technologierat schlägt in einer Studie die Reduzierung der isländischen Universitäten von sieben auf vier Hochschulen vor. Die Verkleinerung sei ein einfacher Vorgang und würde die Aktivitäten der Universität nicht unterbrechen.

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Icelanders No Longest Happiest in the World

protests-althingi-2008-2009_goIcelanders are no longer among the world’s happiest people, according to a new report on the issue, authored by three American economists. Danes currently top the world happiness index and all of the Nordic nations, apart from Iceland, are in the top ten.

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Laxness Movie Days in Reykjavík

halldorlaxness_psAn event entitled “Laxness í lifandi myndum” (“Laxness in moving pictures”) will take place at the cinema Bíó Paradís in Reykjavík April 23-28 where the eight feature films and television films based on the writing of Icelandic Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Halldór Kiljan Laxness will be screened.

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Today is Easter Monday

skiing-hlidarfjall02_psEaster Monday is a bank holiday and the last day of Easter celebrations in Iceland. It is known as Annar í páskum (“The second day of Easter”) in Icelandic and also commemorates the resurrection of Christ.

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New Branch of Rooted Savings Bank a Hit

money-coins_goThe number of customers in the savings bank Sparisjóður Höfðhverfinga, which has its headquarters in the village of Grenivík, northeast Iceland, and is 133 years old, more than doubled after a branch opened in the larger town Akureyri early this year.

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