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Faroe Islands

Welcome to EURAXESS Faroe Islands

We provide information and assistance for mobile researchers – by means of this portal and with the support of our EURAXESS Centres.

The portal contains information concerning professional and daily life as well as information on job and funding opportunities in the Faroe Islands.

Faroese researchers planning to continue their research career abroad can also find useful information and assistance in this portal and in the portals of the countries they consider moving to.

Research institutes, universities and businesses can post job offers and researchers can upload CV´s when registering a user account.

All services of the EURAXESS network are free of charge.

EURAXESS Faroe Islands Network

EURAXESS Centres and Contact Points will help you to plan your relocation and sort out different aspects of your new life in the Faroe Islands.

COST Actions

The Faroe Islands joins COST

The COST Association has voted in favor of the Faroe Islands to join COST as Near Neighbour Country. Joining COST makes Faroese researchers eligible to participate in COST activities. COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks

Fareo Islands full members of NordForsk

The Faroe Islands are now full members of NordForsk. NordForsk is an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers that provides funding and facilitates Nordic cooperation on research and research infrastructure. The Faroe Islands have had observer status in the NordForsk Board since 2005.From

PURE offers information on Faroese research

175 researchers in the Faroe Islands have now been registered in PURE Faroe Islands - a portal which provides information about all research institutions, researchers and research activity conducted in the Faroe Islands. The project to adopt PURE has been led by the University of the Faroe Islands

Seaweed Consortium Awarded Horizon Grant

A consortium led by the Faroese company Ocean Rainforest comprising 25 international, cross-disciplinary partners has been awarded a prestigious €9 million Horizon Europe grant to upscale seaweed production and market applications across Europe. The project aims to lay the foundations for an


"The career perspectives in the Faroe Islands are very good. There are very few researchers in my field with my research experience and achievements, and it took me only one year to advance to Full Professor." 

Qin Xin, Professor, Computer Science (China)

“There is a lot of freedom to come up with a new idea and try it out here. It is harder and more risky because you don´t have the same level of support as you would find at large institutions but it is fulfilling and you have a closer contact to people.”

Amanda Vang, PhD, Biomedical Science (USA)

"A lot of things are much simpler here, particularly in terms of administration and bureaucracy. The connectivity and integration between research institutes is very high - it is almost like the whole country is one super-institute."

Ian Salter, PhD, Chemical Oceanography (UK)

"The Faroe Islands are a natural place for research in my special research field which is wind energy."

Hans-Georg Beyer, Professor, Energy Engineering (Germany)

"The job presented an opportunity to conduct work founded in research but directed toward industry and governing of natural resources which is new for someone coming from academia."

Morten S. Rishuus, PhD, Geology (Denmark)