We carry out research at the University of the Faroe Islands in order to continually develop the level of knowledge at the University and in Faroese society in general. We engage in research in as many areas as academically and financially feasible, while meeting the knowledge generation and innovation interests of Faroese society.

The University of the Faroe Islands is a research and teaching institution; our faculty are held to the same rigorous academic and professional higher education and research standards as members of faculties at other universities in the Nordic region.

In addition to our permanent faculty, adjunct researchers based at other research institutions in the Faroes or abroad are also attached to the University, and both PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers also work at the University.

Researchers at the University of the Faroe Islands participate in a host of research projects with fellow researchers based at other universities or research institutions, both in the Faroes and abroad.