Bifröst University is a part of an international scientific community, which places emphasis on the advancement of research. The University encourages all of its employees and students to bolster the role of research as part of the University’s operations and to seek ways to enhance research in departmental fields of study and related disciplines. 

Bifröst University endeavours to develop research collaborations with institutions and companies and simultaneously to safeguard the autonomy of its academic staff and their freedom in their choice of subjects and research methods.

With increased emphasis being placed on research work, has in recent years more than doubled the number of employees at Bifröst with doctoral degrees.