About Rannis

Rannis - The Icelandic Centre for Research

The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) supports research, innovation, education and culture in Iceland. RANNIS administers competitive funds in the fields of research, innovation, education and culture, as well as strategic research programmes.

RANNIS coordinates and promotes Icelandic participation in European programmes such, as  Horizon EuropeErasmus+Digital Europe, Life and Creative Europe. RANNIS promotes public awareness of research and innovation, education and culture in Iceland.

RANNIS reports to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation and operates according to the Act on Public Support for Scientific Research ( No. 3/2003). Ágúst Hjörtur Ingþórsson  is the General Director of RANNIS.

At the end of 2022, RANNIS had a permanent staff of 65 occupying 62,2 full-time equivalent positions. Apart from regular staff, RANNIS also relies on the involvement of external contacts, including scientists and technical experts who assist in the evaluation of grant proposals.

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