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University of Iceland (Iceland)

Jón Örn Guðbjartsson

Jon Orn Gudbjartsson, communication and marketing director of the University of Iceland, has a masters degree in public relations and business communications as well as an MBA degree from the International University of South Europe, Barcelona. He has an MA degree in Icelandic literature from the University of Iceland as well. Mr. Gudbjartsson has been working as a marketing and communications director at the University of Iceland since 2007.
Mr. Gudbjartsson has a wide experience in winning new markets for new products and companies? world wide by using intergraded communication tools. He was a marketing and PR director in the software and business consultancy business from 1993 to 2005 where he directed marketing and sales of Microsoft compatible solutions world wide. He pioneered software and business consultancy companies from start-ups into profitable businesses and branded new software with extensive results in international markets.
Mr. Gudbjartsson was among founders of Landsteinar Corp. in Iceland that got the Export Award of the President of Iceland in 2001. Landsteinar Corp. was nominated as the best marketed company in Iceland in 1999 and was among the fastest growing companies in Europe in the late 90's.
Mr. Gudbjartsson is an experienced television news reporter and journalist and has an extensive experience in making TV and radio programs. For the last three years Mr. Gudbjartsson has been rebranding University of Iceland. The University of Iceland is a progressive educational and scientific institution, renowned in the global scientific community for its research. It is a state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. A modern, diversified and rapidly developing institution, the University of Iceland offers opportunities for study and research in more than 300 programmes spanning most fields of science and scholarship: Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Education, Natural Sciences and Engineering. The University of Iceland has five schools and 25 faculties, offering hundreds of different courses of study. The University of Iceland is the only university in Iceland offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in all major academic fields.