About us


University of Iceland‘s Center for Ethics is a research, service and public education institution, which e.g. is a venue for inter-disciplinary collaboration on the subject of ethics.


The main purpose of The Center for Ethics is:

  • to strengthen and coordinate ongoing research in ethics at the University of Iceland
  • to promote cooperation with domestic and foreign universities and other researchers in the field of ethics
  • to publishing academic texts, textbooks and present the results of research in ethics
  • to provide information and advice on ethical topics
  • to promote cooperation between departments in favor of interdisciplinary learning
  • to arrange seminars, conferences and lectures on ethics



The Center on Ethics appertains to the School of Humanities and receives operational funds from the school. Own funding is also an important part of center’s finance e.g. grants for specific projects, such as book publishing and conferences.


The Board

Members of the board of The Centre for Ethics are Vilhjálmur Árnason, professor, appointed by the Department of Philosophy, Solveig Anna Bóasdóttir, appointed by The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir, appointed by The Synod of The National Church, Ástríður Stefánsdóttir, Associate Professor, appointed by The School of Education and Doctor Haraldur Briem, appointed by the University of Iceland without nomination.



Gimli, 3. floor
Sæmundargata 2
101 Reykjavík

The office is normally open weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

Further information is given by the director of The Center for Ethics.

Þú ert að nota: brimir.rhi.hi.is