Children can enter day-care or kindergarten from the age of 2 and start primary school when they are 6 years old. The main focus of the primary school, apart from education, is the welfare of the children, trying to identify as early as possible if there are any social or mental problems.

It seems certain that our future success relies on how well we can adapt to technology, and several initiatives have been established to introduce children to an integrated and international techno-scientific future, with sustainability and cooporation in focus. Examples of this approach include the GERT and Cristal projects, along with the Youngsters University.

At 16 years of age, students in the area can select between either a technical school (VMA) or a junior college in preparation for university studies (MA). In addition, the junior college at Tröllaskagi (MTR) provides fresh and flexible learning alternatives, while the collages at Húsavík (FSH) and Laugar (FL) are based on older local traditions.

The local university (UNAK) is focused on education for kindergarten teachers and nurses but is also strongly involved in biotech innovation, primarily for the fishing industry, sometimes including production engineering. Arctic law, computer science, law enforcement and political science is also included, to name only four of several sub-studies.

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