Why choose Bifröst University:
Bifröst University is a small-size, private, non-profit institution. The university was established in 1918 and has a long history of training outstanding individuals for careers in business and politics. Bifröst has always devoted itself to the education of future leaders and emphasise the value of sustainability and responsible leadership. The university enrolls 650 students in 3 faculties: Business, Business Law and Social Sciences.
Bifröst University offers its students outstanding education in a tight knitted community, with a quited, yet bussing campus where you are bound to make friends for lifetime. Each faculty has its own board of students that organize social events during the academic year. The activities and entertainment are varied and you will never have a dull moment in Bifröst.
The reversed teaching methods used at Bifröst University makes the university unique. Used along with advanced technology this enables students to constantly acquire deeper understanding of the subjects.
Bifröst Campus and Surroundings:
Bifröst is your ideal location in Iceland. Rent is affordable, the air is clean and the serenity of the place helps you focusing on your studies while also making friends and exploring the Icelandic way of living. We pride ourselves in offering the best possible environment for student life at our campus where you will find necessary services such as a small conevenience store, library, laundrette, outdoor jacuzzi, a sauna and a gym, free of charge to students.
The environment is beautiful with lava and mountains, with its everchanging colours through the year, embracing the campus. Near to Bifröst a great variety of interesting sights can be found with many trails for hiking and bicycling.
You can hike through the lavafield, stroll along the river Norðurá, explore the forest at Jafnaskarð, or climb upon the volcanic crater Grábrók. Enjoying the nature will empower your mind and give you a refreshing break from your studies.
Summer School in Iceland 2017: Creative Leadership in the 21st Century
Bifröst University organizes an Internationl Summer School each summer entitled to Creative Leadership in the 21st Century. The program is worth 6 ECTS and is held over a three weeks period in July. Leadership studies and training is the main focus of the program with emphasis on Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibiliity and Innovation.
Leaders of the future will be faced with challenging tasks in an increasingly complexand interconnected world. The course will explore emerging ideas about leadership and provide practical training. The Nordic Leadership Model and Servant Leadership will be in special focus. Sustainability and social responsibility will be discussed and the role of entrepreneurship and innovation will be examined.The course will include both academic lectures and discussion periods and more practical approaches that will include assignments, group work and field trips.
Included in the course is an extensive entertainment programme inlcuding. Add some interesting company visits to inspiring leaders to this mix and you are in for a real treat.
Is this programme for me?
The Internatonal Summer School is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of an undergraduate program and also to graduate students. Early birds and students from partner universities get discount on the prices. More information on our website
- Leading Changes
- Servant leadership
- Nordic Leadership Model
- Practical training in leadership
- Sustainability and Global Challenges
- Creativity and Startups
- Human rights and CSR
- Social Justice
- Business Ethics
- Entrepreneurship and Open Innovation Leadership in NGO´s
- Innovation in Iceland
- Social Entrepreneurship
Trips to a volcano, natural cave, numerous waterfalls, natural baths, birdwatching, bathing in blue lagoon, horseback riding, beer tasting, natural springs, famous movie scenes and so much much more.
A good-bye dinner followed by live music by the fire under open sky, is the only way to end this unforgettable program.
International Summer School - Prices
Seminars, accommodation, trips and full board
Students at our partner universities get 25% discount.
Early bird discount is available if applied before February 1st 2017. The early bird discount is 10%
Groups of 5 students or more get 10% discount.
The application deadline is May 1st, 2017.