Guðmundur Hegner Jónsson – Rektor

UWC Red Cross Nordic is a vibrant and unique College as part of the wider UWC movement.  Founded in 1995 the College was opened by Her Majesty Queen Sonja and is sponsored by the Nordic governments and the Norwegian Red Cross.

With its Nordic heritage, humanitarian understanding and environmental vision, the College aims to provide a deliberately diverse community of young people with a meaningful appreciation and understanding of the shared humanity that binds us together.  Our hope is that when they leave our shores they do so armed with the skills and insights needed to make positive strides in furthering peace and sustainability, not only in their local communities, but around the world.

Located in an unparalleled coastal location on the shores of Flekke fjord the campus and surrounding landscapes provide an inspirational setting for our College community. Every year over 200 students from over 90 countries assemble to live and work together over the course of their studies.  Students undertake the rigours of the two year IB Diploma and participate in a wide range of activities beyond the classroom.

We invite you to explore our website.  Our hope is that it will give you a flavour of the diverse nature of our College community and provide you with insights into the wide range of experiences our students are exposed to, both within the classroom and beyond. Enjoy!

Borders? I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.
Thor Heyerdahl

We are the real countries, not the boundaries drawn on maps with the names of powerful men.
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

Guðmundur Hegner Jónsson

(Read more about Guðmundur and his family here.)

Rektor’s Quarterly Report


Nelson Mandela

Education is
the most
powerful weapon
which you can use
to change
the world

Nelson Mandela
Honorary President