The exhibition opened at the University of Iceland

Háskóladagurinn 2010

On the 18th of September the exhibition opened on the ground floor of the so called Háskólatorg, at the University of Iceland and will be there until the nineth of October. The exhibition will then be moved to the Hof Culture House in Akureyri from the 13th – 29th of October. Already on the first day it gathered a lot of attention from students at the University of Iceland, who every day go through the exhibition space, hundreds of them. At the opening, which was intended especially to students and teachers of the University, Prof. Ólafur Th. Harðarsson, Dean of School of Social Sciences, addressed the guests, on behalf of the University and read a letter of gratitude and greetings from the director of the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb, Mr. Masanobu Chita, to the University of Iceland. Gunnella Þorgeirsdóttir, adjunct lecturer in the Faculty of Japanese, gave their regards and Auður Hauksdóttir, associate professor and chairman of the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages, hosted the ceremony.

The exhibition in the University of Iceland is hosted by the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages of the University of
Iceland. The exhibition came from the Reykjavík City Library, where 5,300 guests had visited the exhibition, of which were about 1,100 students in elementary school with their teachers, who did assignments related to the exhibition. We’re already expecting about 250 elementary school students in addition at the University, as well as students from secondary schools, which have been specially invited. Teachers of the Political Science Department at the University have also devised assignments that their students will work in conjunction with the exhibition.

On the 4th of October will be a mini conference at the University on the status and prospects of total nuclear disarmament. The speaker will be Professor Gareth Evans, university rector and former foreign minister of Australia, who has for years been a leader in international negotiations on the elimination of nuclear weapons (