Greenland & Iceland Researchers Meet-and-Greet at the Arctic Circle Assembly

Join us for a Greenland-Iceland researchers “meet and greet” session at the Arctic Circle Assembly on Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time: 11:05-12:00
Location: Harpa Conference Center, Fourth Level, Akrafjall

This meet n’ greet session is a platform for representatives from the Greenland and Iceland research communities to share research agendas, and discuss possibilities for increased engagement and cooperation in research, innovation and education. The report “Greenland and Iceland in the New Arctic” will be used as a starting point for discussion.
This session hosts short presentations from research institution representatives and facilitates a round-table discussion led by Josephine Nymand, Chair of the Greenland Research Council.


  • Josephine Nymand, Chair, Greenland Research Council; Head of Department, Environment and Minerals, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
  • Hallgrímur Jónasson, General Director, Rannís
  • Christian Wennecke, CEO, Innovation Greenland; Member, Greenland Research Council
  • Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector, University of Iceland
  • Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, Rector, University of Akureyri
  • Ragnhildur Helgadottir, Rector, Reykjavik University
  • Anna-Sofie Skjervedal, Executive Secretary, Arctic Hub
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