Keilir is an educational institution founded in 2007 based in Ásbrú Enterprise Park in Reykjanesbær on the Reykjanes Peninsula in South-West Iceland. At Ásbrú, Keilir plays a big part in shaping a new community build on the premises of a former United States NATO military base, focusing on developing educational possibilities and support for start-up companies in the area. The school has become a frontrunner in reinventing educational practices and possibilities within the Icelandic educational system through innovative educational approaches and bringing together business, industry, academia and entrepreneurs.
Keilir consists of four different schools: Aviation Academy, Health Academy, Institute of Technology and a Preliminary Studies Department where the main objective is to prepare students, who have a vocational training and/or sufficient practical experience in industry, with the knowledge and competency necessary for further studies at university level.
The purpose of Keilir is to create and disseminate knowledge in an active partnership with domestic and international schools, companies and other economic partners. Major stakeholders in Keilir are the University of Iceland, Islandsbanki, Icelandair Group, HS Geothermal Power, Reykjavik Energy, Icelandic GeoSurvey and others.