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Browsing by Subject "Iceland"

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  • Jakobsdóttir, Sólveig (The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), 2016-06)
    An overview is given of experiences of MOOCs in Iceland. An open online Icelandic language course from 2004 at the University of Iceland (UI) has been popular and remains open. A work group, formed in 2013 by the president of the UI, analysed the MOOC ...
  • Debess Magnussen, Marita (University of Iceland, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 2018-09-21)
    The geographic remoteness of the Faroe Islands makes the archipelago an ideal location for research on bacterial carriage, their clonality, and vaccine studies. However, previous studies are lacking and the limited availability of necessary data has ...
  • Minelgaite, Inga; Littrell, Romie Frederick (Faculty of Economics, University of Split, 2018-06-30)
    In a study of employed adult business people, comparisons of preferred leader behaviour prototypes (as defined by the Leader Behaviour Description Questionnaire XII) were carried out between Iceland, a culturally homogeneous nation, and Lithuania a ...
  • Darbyshire, Fiona A.; Bjarnason, Ingi Þorleifur; White, Robert S.; Flóvenz, Ólafur G. (Oxford University Press (OUP), 1998-12)
    The crustal structure of central Iceland is modelled using data from a 310 km long refraction profile shot during summer 1995. The profile traversed Iceland from the Skagi Peninsula on the north coast (surface rocks of age 8.5–0.8 Myr) to the southeast ...
  • Urboniene, Lolita; Kristjánsdóttir, Erla S.; Minelgaite, Inga; Littrell, Romie F. (SAGE Publications, 2018-04)
    This article presents a study of desired leadership behavior in the educational sector in Iceland. This sector has been undergoing major challenges during recent years, including restructuring and mergers of schools, strikes of teachers’ professional ...
  • Birgisdóttir, Kristín Helga; Jonsson, Stefan Hrafn; Asgeirsdottir, Tinna Laufey (Springer Nature, 2017-05-23)
    Previous research has found a positive short-term relationship between the 2008 collapse and hypertension in Icelandic males. With Iceland's economy experiencing a phase of economic recovery, an opportunity to pursue a longer-term analysis of the ...
  • Tomasdottir, Margret O.; Björnsdóttir, Amalía; Getz, Linn; Steingrímsdóttir, Þóra; Ólafsdóttir, Ólöf A.; Kristjánsdóttir, Hildur; Sigurðsson, Jóhann A. (Informa UK Limited, 2016-10-08)
    Objective: To study the self-reported prevalence of experienced violence among a cohort of women about two years after giving birth, their health during pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes and their experience of their child ’ s health. Setting and ...
  • Stenkewitz, Ute; Nielsen, Ólafur K.; Skirnisson, Karl; Stefánsson, Gunnar (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2016-11-21)
    Populations of rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) in Iceland fluctuate in multiannual cycles with peak numbers c. every 10 years. We studied the ptarmigan-parasite community and how parasites relate to ptarmigan age, body condition, and population density. ...
  • Bjarnason, Ingi Þorleifur (Iceland Glaciological Society and Geoscience Society of IcelandJöklarannsóknafélags Íslands og Jarðfræðafélags Íslands, 2008)
    Is Iceland a hotspot, with ridge-centered plume? In Iceland vigorous volcanism has built up a plateau 3.0 km higher than at a normal mid-ocean ridge with 3 to 4 times thicker crust than average oceanic crust. This volcanism can be associated with ...
  • Mixa, Már Wolfgang (2016-06)
    The research project focuses on investment behavior and the Icelandic economic bubble and crash, emphasizing that investment behavior has to be seen within a historical and cultural environment. As such the project is related to financial history and ...
  • Jóhannsdóttir, Valgerður; Ólafsson, Jón Gunnar (Stofnun stjórnsýslufræða og stjórnmála við Háskóla Íslands, 2018-05-31)
    The news media around the world has experienced drastic changes in recent decades, and the Icelandic media is no exception. These changes originate in political, economic and not least technological developments. In this article we map key developments ...
  • Kristinsson, Gunnar Helgi (Stofnun stjórnsýslufræða og stjórnmála við Háskóla Íslands, 2018-05-30)
    Political scientists have developed three main interpretations of the Icelandic power structure – namely, traditional elitism, competitive elitism and professional pluralism. These can be seen to some extent as successive regimes, with traditional ...
  • Bergmann, Eiríkur (2016-03-19)
    The Icesave dispute Iceland fought with the UK and Dutch governments reviled inhered weakness of the European financial system. Bringing forward tension of legal division between public and private law and falling outside framework of traditional neatly ...
  • Kokorsch, Matthias; Karlsdóttir, Anna; Benediktsson, Karl (Springer Nature, 2015-10-14)
    Icelandic fisheries have gone through tremendous changes since the 1980s and the gradual implementation of individual transferable quotas. The paper investigates to what extent the power of different stakeholders in the fisheries management system ...
  • Vaiman, Vlad; Mixa, Már Wolfgang (Institute of Public Administration and Politics, 2015-12-17)
    Icelandic culture has generally been considered to share many similarities to the Nordic cultures. However, the financial crisis in 2008 painted a completely different picture, with the Nordic nations faring much less worse than Iceland, which saw ...
  • Jóhannesdóttir, Lilja (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2017-06)
    The development and expansion of agriculture throughout the world has been a major driver of biodiversity loss in recent decades. Icelandic agriculture is currently not as intense and widespread as in many other western countries, and the effects of ...
  • Bjarnason, Thoroddur (SAGE Publications, 2009-05-20)
    Preferred emigration destinations among adolescents reflect images and stereotypes of other countries that continuously emerge in a multitude of local and global discourses and from concrete experiences with other countries. The affinities of Icelandic ...
  • Kokorsch, Matthias (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2018-06)
    Designing a truly sustainable fisheries management regime has been a challenge internationally. Iceland is not an exception in this regard. Icelandic fisheries and their management has gone through tremendous changes since the 1980s. The implementation ...
  • Edvardsson, Kristinn Nikulás; Păstrăv, Cezara; Benediktsson, Karl (Elsevier BV, 2018-08)
    Consolidation of the fishing industry worldwide is an issue heavily debated among scholars. Many economists have argued for its necessity, while others – such as sociologists, anthropologists and geographers – have pointed out negative effects of ...
  • Erlingsson, Gissur; Kristinsson, Gunnar Helgi (Stofnun stjórnsýslufræða og stjórnmála við Háskóla Íslands, 2016)
    The extent of corruption in Iceland is highly contested. International corruption measures indicate a relatively small amount of corruption while domestic public opinion suggest a serious corruption problem. Thus, uncertainty prevails about the actual ...