Earthquake ground acceleration acts at the base of the structure (black) which responds dynamically (red)

Announcing the graduate intensive summer course for June 2015: Structural Dynamics Principles in Earthquake Engineering

We are pleased to announce the international summer course for 2015: Structural Dynamics Principles in Earthquake Engineering, which will be held in Selfoss, Iceland, during 1 to 26 June 2015. The course is the latest addition to the International Summer Course series that has been ongoing since 2011. This new course aims at training engineers, researchers, […]

A view to the east over Húsavík, showing the town's proximity to the Húsavík-Flatey Fault trace on land, shown by red lines.

Doctoral student opportunities at the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre

We seek three doctoral students to work on a project in the field of earthquake engineering and engineering seismology at the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre of the University of Iceland. Specifically, the doctoral students will work within the project “Real-time earthquake fault monitoring and seismic risk assessment using dense geodetic and seismic arrays in urban […]

A photo of the scenic Krysuvik Area in the Reykjanes Peninsula Volcanic Zone. Kleifarvatn lake in the background, and two craters in the foreground. (c) Mats Wibe Lund

Small earthquake in the Volcanic Zone

A small earthquake occurred in the scenic volcanic zone of the Reykjanes Peninsula on the morning of 9 March 2014. The local magnitude was 2.8 and resulted in very small ground motions at the closest recording station of the Icelandic Strong-motion Network, which is owned and operated by the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre. The plot […]

Instrumented building

Important notice: STRUDEE course held 5-27 June

The previously advertised dates of the STRUDEE course have had to be changed from 29 May to 21 June, to the new and final dates 5 – 27 June. If you applied for the course before this change, please make a note of it and change your plans accordingly. Overall, this change of dates should […]

New STRUDEE2014 summer course

Flyer sent out for the STRUDEE summer course

A new announcement has been sent out via email on the new International Graduate Summer Course in Iceland 2014: STRUctural Dynamics principles in Earthquake Engineering (STRUDEE) Iceland, 5 – 27 June 2014 Application deadline: 1 April 2014 Structures are often subjected to dynamic forces of one form or the other during their lifetime. This […]

Urban Resilience in Disaster-Prone Areas

Advertisement for the summer course 2014 sent out worldwide

The goal of the international graduate summer courses is that each participants obtains a clear understanding of the topic the corresponding course covers and its context within the management of natural disasters. That includes gaining knowledge in the core functions that define the chosen topic and the required skills to carry out preliminary assessments themselves. […]


Announcing a new Summer Course for 2014 on “Urban Resilience in Disaster-Prone Areas”

Resilience is the ability of a community to weather and quickly recover from natural disasters.  Community resilience is a combination of hazard mitigation, disaster preparedness, disaster response, and recovery.  As a disaster prone country, Icelandic society has developed institutions and policies that create resilience in the face of disaster.  As a small country, Iceland is […]

Students, teachers and staff at the Centre during the 2013 International Summer Course on Earthquake and Engineering Seismology.

Summer Course 2013 concluded successfully

The summer course for 2013 on Earthquake and Engineering Seismology was concluded on 22 June 2013. It was a highly successful course as it included an intensive classroom-on-wheels excursion to North Iceland, attending the first International Workshop on Earthquakes in North Iceland in Husavik, and guest-lecturers Carlos S. Oliveira from Lisbon Technical University in Portugal, […]


Dr. John Osteraas addresses multiple important issues on the last day of classes

We at the EERC and the UCSI are very happy to announce the second visiting speaker at the International Summer Course 2013 on EarthquakeEngineering and Engineering Seismology, Dr. John Osteraas at Exponent Engineering and Scientific Consulting in Menlo Park, California, USA. He will be addressing multiple important issues on the last day of classes, Thursday […]


Applications are being evaluated

The organizing committee is currently evaluating the applications that we have received for the International Summer Course before the formal deadline of 14 March. We are happy with the variety of applications as they were from people of ten different nationalities, mostly students in their early twenties in pursuing MS degrees in the fields of […]