First turf for a new building for the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages will be cut on Sunday 8 March

Minister of Education and Culture Illugi Gunnarsson, Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of the Republic of Iceland 1980-1996, and Kristín Ingólfsdóttir, Rector of the University of Iceland, will cut the first turf for the building of the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign languages this coming Sunday 8 March at 3 pm.

In addition to research and teaching in foreign languages, literature and linguistics, the new building will house the Vigdís International Centre of Multilingualism and International Understanding, which will work under the auspices of UNESCO.

The site of the new building is located along the street Suðurgata, opposite the Háskólatorg building on the University of Iceland campus.

See map of the future building.

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