Collaboration

 

Þekkingarsetur's mission is based mainly on cooperation with various companies and organizations in northwest Iceland. The primary goal is to develop projects in research as well as the promotion of education in the region. This includes both long-term programs and temporary projects. Founding members and partners of Þekkingarsetur are as follows: 

 
 
    
 
Blönduós is small, seaside town in northwest Iceland (860 inhabitants.) Main areas of employment are agriculture, tourism, and services. 
 
 
        
Hólar University College is a growing institution offering quality graduate and undergraduate education and a strong research programme. The institution is an internationally recognised centre for education and research in three highly specialized fields; equine science, aqua-culture and aquatic biology, and tourism studies. 
 
 
  
The Textile Museum in Blönduós exhibits a unique collection of homemade wool and textile items. It also exhibits beautiful Icelandic national constumes and artistic embroideries along with many of the tools and equipments used to produce them.
Tel: 452 4067 www.textile.is
 
 
 
     
 
Húnavatnshreppur is a small community in Norðurland vestra, inhabitants are around 400. Sveitarstjóri er Einar Kristján Jónsson. Húnavatnshreppur hefur styrkt verkefni á vegum Þekkingarsetursins, þar að meðal málþing um Jóhönnu Jóhannesdóttur árið 2015. 
Sími 452 4660 / www.hunavatnshreppur.is
 
 
 
   
 
Farskólinn er miðstöð símenntunar á Norðurlandi vestra og staðsett á Sauðárkróki. Framkvæmdastjóri Farskólans er Bryndís K. Þráinsdóttir. Farskólinn og Þekkingarsetrið vinna saman að eflingu menntunar, t.d. með  þarfagreiningu, námskeiðum og fyrirlestrum. Námsver og fjarprófsaðstaða er staðsett í Kvennaskólanum undir umsjón starfsmanna Þekkingarsetursins. 
Sími: 455 6010 / www.farskolinn.is
 
 
 
At Landsvirkjun, we consistently endeavour to maximise the potential yield and value of the natural resources we have been entrusted with, in a sustainable, responsible and efficient manner. www.landsvirkjun.is
 
 
 
   
 
The Icelandic Textile Center is situated in the scenic seaside Northwestern town of Blönduós. The Textílsetur Residency is based within the building called “Kvennaskólinn”. This is a historical building of significance in Iceland. Also located at Kvennaskólinn are the offices of Þekkingarsetur (Center of Research and Collaboration), “Minjastofa Kvennaskólans” (Museum of the former Women’s College) and “Vatnsdæla á Refli” (Vatnsdalur Tapestry).
Sími 452 4300/ www.textilsetur.com
 
 
        
 
Málaflokkar sem SSNV fæst við varða m.a. byggðaþróun, atvinnumál, menntamál, samgöngumál, menningarmál og kynningu Norðurlands vestra. Heimilt er að stofna og starfrækja ráð og nefndir til að sinna afmörkuðum verkefnum og hafa samvinnu um vinnu við tiltekna málaflokka á grundvelli samninga. Þekkingarsetrið hefur hlotið styrk frá sjóðum SSNV vegna verkefna. 
Sími 455 2510 / www.ssnv.is