Policy documents, strategies and propositions
The role of the Science and Technology Policy Council is to promote scientific research and research training in the sciences and encourage technological progress in Iceland, for the purpose of strengthening the foundations of the country’s culture and boosting the competitive capacity of its economy.
The Icelandic Government's action plan on climate change is a tool to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases in Iceland, in order to meet the climate commitments. According to the plan, Iceland shall reduce emissions of greenhouse gases with up to 30% before 2020.
Education, Research and Innovation policy
In 2009, the Minister of Science, Education and Culture ordered the establishment of a national task force to think about the future of Iceland’s education, research and innovation policy. This group is further complemented by the work of a panel of international experts, whose role is to take an “outside – inside” perspective, and to help Iceland to move forward.
Act on Public Support for Scientific Research No. 3/2003
The objective of this Act is to strengthen scientific research and graduate education in Iceland by supporting basic research and applied research and to encourage co-operation among parties working on scientific research, as well as ensuring the reliability and quality of information on science and research in Iceland.
Act on Government Support for Technology Research, Innovation and Industry Development No. 75/2007
Policy-making for LIFELONG LEARNING, 2010
The Development of Education Policy in Iceland in the context of Europe
ERAWATCH is the European Commission's information platform on European, national and regional research systems and policies presents an overview of the policy context, the structure and evolution of the R&D systems in all the European countries.