Cultural Research Centre

Bifröst University, the Icelandic Opera and the Icelandic Musicians’ Union founded the Cultural Research Centre at Bifröst University in 2007. Was a charter to that effect signed in the Icelandic Opera in January that year.

Cultural activities represent an important element of Icelandic society, returning significant economic and intellectual benefits. There is thus a need for a wide variety of research in areas relating to the arts and other areas of culture in order to shed a light on their role in society and improve the general understanding of their function. 

Studies undertaken by the Centre have extended to conditions both in Iceland and abroad, with conclusions published in an accessible manner, thus providing a basis for discussions of cultural affairs in Icelandic society.

Prof. Njörður Sigurjónsson
Head of the Cultural Research Centre
tel: 433 3000