Rector Jón Atli Benediktsson and Chairman Jón Karl Ólafsson sign the agreement for GRÓ GEST.
3 July 2020

First GRÓ Center - University of Iceland Host Institution Agreement

Today, representatives of the University of Iceland and GRÓ International Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Societal Change, under the auspices of UNESCO, met at the University of Iceland to sign a new host institution agreement detailing the cooperation between GRÓ and the University of Iceland regarding the Gender Equality Studies and Training programme (GRÓ GEST). Jón Karl Ólafsson, Chairman of GRÓ Centre‘s governing board, and Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland, signed the agreement on behalf of the two institutions.
25 June 2020

Extended Deadline for Nominations for Candidates from the Arctic

The GEST calls for applications from nationals and residents of the Arctic. The deadline for nominations has been extended only for candidates from the Arctic. The deadline is 30 June 2020 and the nomination form can be found here.
22 May 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 GEST Cohort!

The graduation of the GRÓ GEST class of 2020 was celebrated as 20 fellows graduated with a postgraduate diploma in international gender studies at the University of Iceland.
18 May 2020

2020 Final Presentations

Today, the 2020 GEST fellows present their final assignments at the University of Iceland. The presentations are streamed live and can be found through the below links.
14 May 2020

GEST's First Free Online Course

Registration is now open for GEST’s first online course within the edX network.
Photo by Kristinn Ingvarsson
14 May 2020

The 2020 GEST Cohort Meets the President of Iceland

The GEST programme had the pleasure of hosting a visit from the President and the First Lady of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Mrs. Eliza Reid, at the University of Iceland.