The Agricultural University of Iceland (AUI) was founded on 1 January 2005. It is an educational and research institution in the field of agriculture and environmental sciences. The main focus is on the conservation and sustainable use of land and animal resources, including traditional agriculture, horticulture and forestry, environmental planning, restoration sciences, rural development and sustainable development. The AUI awards B.Sc. degrees in these fields and is entitled to award MS and PhD degrees and provide vocational and continuing education.
The Agricultural University of Iceland's study lines offers Vocational Studies, Undergraduate and Post Graduate study lines. They are based on international perspectives. The lines can easily be compared to similar degree plans in larger universities in agriculture, natural resources and management, landscape architecture and planning. The study requirements and outcomes are comparable to what is common in both domestic universities and abroad. Icelandic students have done well in graduate studies after completion of B.Sc. degrees at AUI.