COST Targeted Network TN1302

The voice of research administrators - building a network of administrative excellence (BESTPRAC)


Position Title:
Member Substitute of MC, Member of WG1
+354 525 4227

Expertise relevant to the Targeted Network

I lead a group of research managers at the University of Iceland, where we have in the past 5 years made processes and guides for scientists applying for EU or other international funding. We have also increasingly taken over the financial administration of EU projects and in particular the contacts to auditors when they visti us.



The University of Iceland (UoI), founded in 1911, is a progressive educational and scientific institution, with total revenue of 88.2 M€ per year. It is a research led state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. A modern, diversified and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in almost 400 programmes spanning most fields of science and scholarship: Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Education, Natural Sciences and Engineering. The University employees over 1.300 people, and has over 14.000 students of which there are close to 500 PhD students.


Division of Science and Innovation - main responsibilities are issues related to science and research, research based funds, research assessment, matters concerning evaluation committees, basic assessment, recruitment of new employees and academic promotion, productivity evaluation, sabbaticals, list of publications.


At the department; Research Liaison Office, work consists of management, research advice, administrative tasks and European collaboration both pre- and post awards, including report writing, information and promotional activities and active participation in conferences and meetings.

Curriculum Vitae

Education/Professional Career


Studied English (correspondent education), Copenhagen School of Business


BA in Danish language
1995:One year additional university education in practical journalism
1995-2001:Manager of mobility in the Leonardo da Vinci programme. Including information activities, implementation and administration of the mobility part of the Leonardo programme in Iceland
2001-2004:Director of RLO. A 3 year limited position while the director was posted as scientific counseller with the Icelandic Mission in Brussels. Work included administration, personnel management (staff of 14), and running the Leonardo da Vinci part of the National Agency for Life Long Learning in Iceland.
2004-2012Deputy Director of RLO, Project coordinator of a INTRO, an European Innovation project, NCP for the People - Marie Curie programme, which is one of  EU’s research frameworkprogramme. Work consists of management, research advise, administrative tasks and European collaboration including report writing, information and promotional activities  and active participation in conferences and meetings.
2006:MPA – Masters degree in Public Administration, University of Iceland
since 2013:

Department manager Division of Science and Innovation, University of Iceland

Programme Committee member – Excellence Pillar – Horizon 2020

President of IceArma – Icelandic Association of Research and Administartion Managers