Generous grants to the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute

Directors of eleven important Icelandic companies and Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland, signed yesterday 27 January agreements pertaining to generous grants to the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland.

The companies are Landsbankinn, Icelandair Group, Radisson Blu Hótel Saga, Arion banki, Alvogen, Bláa Lónið, Kvika, Reginn, Íslandsbanki, Íslandshótel and N1.

The grants will serve to prepare the activities of the Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding which will work under the auspices of UNESCO.

On this occasion, the Icelandic minister of Education and Culture, Illugi Gunnarsson, and Aþena Vigdís Eggertsdóttir, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir´s granddaughter, openend a new website about Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, www.vigdis.is/ This website was designed with the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Click HERE to see pictures taken on this occasion.
 

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