Hólar University College

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Hólar University College
Hólaskóli - Háskólinn á Hólum
Holaskóli Seal.png
Established 1106 / 1882 / 2003
Type Public
Rector Erla Björk Örnólfsdóttir
Location Hólar, Iceland
Campus Rural
Colors Maroon and Gold
Nickname Hólaskóli
Website www.holar.is
Haskolinn a holum logo.png
Hólar University College

Hólar University College is located in Hólar, Iceland, an important historical centre of education. The first school in Hólar was founded in 1106. It was renamed Hólar Agricultural College in 1882 and became Hólar University College in 2003. This long history of education at Hólar makes it one of the oldest schools in Europe.


There are three departments in the University.

  • Department of Fish Biology and Aquaculture
  • International Center for Icelandic Horses
  • Department of Rural Tourism

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Coordinates: 65°44′01″N 19°06′49″W / 65.7336°N 19.1135°W / 65.7336; -19.1135