Cooperation with institutions
and individuals in the
Faroes and abroad
In addition to our own faculty, the University of the Faroe Islands relies on the services and support of a series of institutions and individuals in the Faroes and abroad in order to meet the highest international standards in fulfilling its purpose of teaching, researching and disseminating knowledge.
Since the University of the Faroe Islands was founded in 1965, we have engaged in wide-ranging cooperation, in particular with scholars, scientists and leaders of research institutions in the Faroes, but also with academics at institutions abroad, especially universities in our neighbouring countries. These individuals have played a major role in lecturing and assessing exams, as well as carrying out reviews at the University of the Faroe Islands. At the same time, our faculty have worked closely with staff at other institutions on a variety of research projects. Our faculty have also lectured, assessed exams and participated in reviews at other institutions.
This arrangement plays a vital role in guaranteeing that in all areas the University of the Faroe Islands meets the same standards as other universities in the countries around us. This type of cooperation between educational institutions, which enables faculty members to participate in activities at other institutions, guarantees continued quality assurance and evaluation of both the institutions’ overall activities and the work of each individual faculty member.
Collaboration has mostly been arranged informally through agreements entered directly with individual lecturers or ad-hoc agreements about specific tasks. However, in recent years the University has formalised its ties with many of its regular collaborators by appointing them as adjunct professors or associate professors.
In connection with the restructuring underway at the University of the Faroe Islands, both the University and the institutions it cooperates with intend to formalise their collaboration further. This transition is necessary in order to visibilise the major role other research institutions, as well as the scientists and scholars working there and elsewhere play in the degree programmes offered at the University of the Faroe Islands.