Minister of Education Katrín Jakobsdóttir has called for an overall seven percent cutback in the secondary school and university system in Iceland—by 5.5 percent at secondary schools and 8.5 percent at universities.
Reykjavík University. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Jakobsdóttir explained that universities will face a larger cutback than secondary schools since universities have received higher funds than secondary schools in previous years, Fréttabladid reports.
A task force appointed by Jakobsdóttir has made suggestions on how the operations of universities in Iceland be rearranged in the coming terms.
Click here to read more about ideas on the reorganization of Iceland’s universities.