The Agricultural University of Iceland (AUI) was founded on 1 January 2005. It is an educational and research institution in the field of agriculture and environmental sciences. The main focus is on the conservation and sustainable use of land and animal resources, including traditional agriculture, horticulture and forestry, environmental planning, restoration sciences, rural development and sustainable development. The AUI awards B.Sc. degrees in these fields, and is entitled to award MS and PhD degrees as well as providing vocational and continuing education.
The study lines of the Agricultural University of Iceland are based on international perspectives, and the lines can easily be compared to similar degree plans in larger universities in the field of agriculture, natural resources and management, landscape architecture and planning. The study requirements and outcomes are comparable to what is common in both domestic universities and abroad. Icelandic students have done well in graduate studies after completion of B.Sc. degrees at AUI.
Five lines are available at a secondary education level: Floral Design, Agricultural Science, Gardening Production, Forest/Environment and Landscape Gardening.
The Department of Continuing Education offers a wide selection of courses.
Main offices are at Hvanneyri in Borgarbyggð, offices and research facilities are at Keldnaholt in Reykjavík and teaching facilities are at Reykir in Hveragerði.