Peter Weiss, PhD

Peter Weiss has been director of the University Centre of the Westfjords and its graduate and other programs since its founding in 2005. Previously, he taught linguistics and literature at the University of Iceland’s Department of Nordic Languages and German. He also served as head of its Language Centre and director of Goethe Zentrum Reykjavík. Dr. Weiss earned a PhD in linguistics and Scandinavian languages, with a dissertation on the history of ideas and the development of linguistic thinking in Sweden in the 17th and 18th centuries, at the University of Greifswald in Germany. In additon, Dr. Weiss holds a master’s degree from the University of Kiel in Germany and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iceland.


  • PhD, University of Greifswald
  • MA, University of Kiel
  • BA, University of Iceland
Peter Weiss, PhD