The University of the Faroe Islands –

The University of the Faroe Islands is a university where research and education are the core activities.

The objective of the UFI is as stipulated in the law, to carry out research and teaching on highest level and spread knowledge about scientific results and methods. The university does this in certain research and educational areas. The purpose of the research is to develop and enhance the scientific level at the university and in the country.

The faculty of Health Science teaches and researches in nursing and health sciences in a broad context. The degrees offered are a bachelor’s in nursing, a supplement degree for nurses and a supplement degree for others with a mid-length degree in health sciences. Since 2016 a master’s degree is offered in health sciences.

Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health –

Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health was established in 1988 and is an occupational medicine department within the Faroese Hospital System which answers to the Ministry of Health. The Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health has in addition, since establishment, conducted research in both occupational medicine and public health. This has been in close cooperation with colleagues in Europe, the US and Asia, and has been funded by both public and private funds in the US, EU, Denmark, and the Faroe Islands. The main research area has been how pollution of the oceans effects the health of around 2000 Faroese children, especially the central nervous system and immune system. For more information see

The National Hospital –

The National Hospital is the main hospital in the Faroe Islands and is the single biggest workplace in the country. The hospital’s vision is to offer the Faroese population great health services in continuously more areas here in the Faroe Islands, and where it is not possible, to guarantee the patients treatment through cooperation with hospitals abroad.

The National Hospital puts great emphasis on research, which makes professionals thrive and develop within the hospital system. The National Hospital has a research board, which consists of 7 members, where all the centers are represented. The research board’s task is to prioritize research and show the importance of research. The research board encourages professionals to do research. Several projects are in progress concerning different health sciences. Read more on

Genetic Biobank –

The Genetic Biobank is the Faroese biobank and administers information on blood samples, tissue sample, confirmed illnesses and the tie of kinship in the Faroe Islands. The aim of the genetic biobank is to develop the registers and thereby create the prerequisite for and boost research in human genes in the Faroe Islands, so that such research can develop the competence to heal and prevent illnesses, develop the public health services and develop the research environment. Read more on