The university is comprised of three faculties: the Faculty of Land and Animal Resources, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Vocational and Continuing Education. While the principal language of instruction is Icelandic, most textbooks other than in the applied programmes are in English. The university does not sponsor Icelandic language courses.
Four programmes are available at the undergraduate level (for a BS degree): Agricultural Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Forestry, and Environmental and Landscape Planning. Postgraduate programmes (for the MS and PhD degrees) are available in Agricultural Sciences and in Natural Resources and Environmental Science.
Applied programmes – national diplomas
The university offers a range of applied programmes in agriculture and horticulture .
Opportunities are provided for distance learning in a number of courses at university level and in most courses belonging to the applied programmes.
The university's Faculty of Continuing Education offers a wide selection of courses each year.
Extensive research is conducted at the university in the area of agricultural- environmental- and natural sciences.
The Agricultural University's main campus, including all significant facilities, is located at Hvanneyri in Borgarfjörđur, West Iceland. The university also has operations at Keldnaholt in Reykjavík, Reykjar in Ölfus, and at a number of experiment stations at additional Icelandic locations.
The Board of the Agricultural University of Iceland
Ágúst Sigurđsson, Rector, Áslaug Helgadóttir, Dean for the Faculty of Animal and Land Resources and prorector of research, Björn Ţorsteinsson, Prorector of education, Guđríđur Helgadóttir, Head of the Faculty of Vocational and Continuing Education, Ólafur Arnalds, Dean for the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Ţorvaldur T. Jónsson, Head of fiscal affairs