Turku, Finland

27. – 29. november 2023


NUAS Nordic dialogue on responsible university internationalisation in a changing world continues in a conference in Turku, Finland in November 27-29, 2023.

In recent years, international academic cooperation has become increasingly dependent on political, economic, and social contexts. This reinforces concerns for academic cooperation with higher education institutions as well as in talent recruitment and admissions. How are we fairing in the Nordic universities in terms of academic freedom, corruption, legislation, and political systems combined with digital development?

Welcome to the NUAS bench learning conference to discuss the current trends and learn more on the current topics in the field of responsible internationalisation from different perspectives.


Organising committee:

The conference is arranged by two NUAS working groups: Internationalisation and International Admission and Recognition of Qualifications.



Monday 27 Nov
Closed meetings 14:00 – 17:00

  • NUAS  Internationalisation group
  • NUAS International Admission and Recognition of Qualifications Group


19.00  Pre-conference get-together (optional)
Brewery Restaurant Koulu, Eerikinkatu 18, Turku

Please join us for joint dinner (at own cost) to meet colleagues and network in an old school building in the Turku city centre.
Koulu is Finland’s largest brewery restaurant and offers tasty meals, too. This is an optional event at your own costs, but please pre-register so the restaurant knows how many of us to expect to dine.


Tuesday November 28

Program for Day II here 


Wednesday November 29

Program for Day III here




Wednesday November 29 at 14.15-17.00 (free of charge)

SANORD NORDIC – meeting (tbc)

If your university is a member of Southern African-Nordic Centre SANORD, please join the  Nordic contact persons’ meeting after the conference. Please pre-register if you are attending.

Organisors reserve the right to make changes to the programme.



There will be a change to present posters on Tuesday 28.11. before the first session starts between 11.45-12.30 (tbc). Furthermore, posters are available for the participants throughout the whole event.

Posters related to various sides of responsible internationalisation can be examples of a good project, process or other mode of operation that you wish to share with your Nordic colleagues.

The short descriptions of the chosen posters will be published on the NUAS event web page. Thus, descriptions should compact and as finalised as possible.

If you wish to present a poster during the conference, please give us more information in the registration form. Deadline for proposing a poster is the same as early bird, September 22.



The Conference will be organized as an onsite meeting in Turku, Finland.


Participant:  450 euros (early bird)

550 euros for late fee after September 22, 2023


The conference registration fee includes:

  • Attendance in the programme
  • Conference dinner
  • Materials, coffee/tea and lunch on the conference days as marked in the programme


The event will be photographed for NUAS and the University of Turku communications and marketing purposes. If you do not want to be in the photos, please inform the photographer during the event.



Please indicate in the registration form if attending the NUAS Responsible Internationalisation conference is part of your Erasmus+ staff exchange to the University of Turku (SF Turku01) purpose being learning more of your field via benchlearning with other Nordic colleagues. Please remember to follow the application process of your home university for applying Erasmus STT grant for the University of Turku (2-3 working days depending on your programme). Your host will be Irinja Paakkanen, Head of International Affairs email address being University of Turku, Partnerships and Strategic Engagement, 20014 TURKU.





Registration information

NUAS Conference on responsible Internationalisation 2023 will be organised as an onsite event in Turku, Finland.

Conference registration fees include:

  • Attendance in the programme 28-29 November
  • Conference dinner on Tuesday, 28 November
  • Materials, coffee/tea and lunch on the conference days as marked in the programme

On Monday, 27 November, you can also join a Pre-conference get-together at the Brewery Restaurant Koulu at your own cost.


Registration fees:

Participant 450 eur (early bird until 6 October)

Participant 550 eur (late fee after 6 October)

The registration fees are not subject to VAT, except for conference dinner (VAT 24%) is applied. Conference dinner is included in the registration fee and is an integrated part of the NUAS conference program and fee. Pre-registration is required.


Methods of payment

1) Credit card payment
On the registration form, choose the credit card payment and fill in the payment card details. Payment service provider Paytrail Plc.

2) Online bank payment (for Finnish/Nordic banks only)
On the registration form, choose your bank, and you will be forwarded to the payment service. Payment service provider Paytrail Plc.

3) PDF invoice (payment with bank transfer). An invoicing fee of 10 EUR will be added. A PDF invoice will be sent to your e-mail address after you have submitted your registration.


4) E-invoice (for Finnish organisations only). An invoicing fee of 10 EUR will be added. An e-invoice will be sent to the e-invoicing address provided.


Invoices: Please make sure to give a correct invoicing address. An extra invoicing charge of 10 EUR will be added in case a new invoice is processed (revised PDF or e-invoice due to a wrong address, or otherwise modified).

* Paytrail Plc (FI2122839-7) acts as a collecting payment service provider in cooperation with Finnish banks and credit institutions. Paytrail Plc is authorized payment institution. Paytrail Plc appears as the payee on the bank statement or card invoice and forwards the payment to the event organizer. In case of reclamations, please contact the event organizer.


The registration fees are invoiced by Aboa Congress and Event Services (VAT FI2805028-8) on behalf of the local organiser University of Turku (VAT FI0245896-3).

All payments must be made in euros (EUR).


Cancellation policy & insurance

Cancellation of registration must be made in writing (email) to before 6 October  2023. No fees will be refunded after this date.  A processing fee of EUR 50 will be deducted from all refunds.

In the event that the meeting is cancelled by the Meeting Organisers, or cannot take place for any reason outside the control of the Meeting Organisers, the registration fee shall be refunded in full. The liability of the Meeting Organiser shall be limited to that refund.

Please note that the meeting participants are not covered by any insurance (travel, medical, accident or liability) taken by the Meeting Organisers. The Meeting Organisers cannot accept liability for any loss or damage suffered by any participant or accompanying person or another person during travel to and from the meeting or during the meeting. Participants are advised to consider purchasing their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.


Change of the participant

At any time after registration, in case you will be unable to attend for any reason, you will have the opportunity to send a colleague in your place with no additional cost. In such case, please contact Aboa Congress and Event at as soon as possible.




In Turku and the Southwest-Finland region, it’s easy for the traveller to get around on public transportation. Cities and towns have an efficient public transportation system, and longer distances can be covered in the comfort of long-distance buses and trains. In addition, there is a passenger ferry harbour and an international airport in Turku. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.

From Stockholm, you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Tallink Silja and Viking Line. The ferry takes about 10 hrs.

From Turku harbour, there is a regular bus to city centre (distance approx. 3 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 10-20 minutes. Tickets cost 3 euros (11 p.m. – 4 a.m.  4 euros) and can be purchased through the “Föli” mobile app, as well as with contactless payment in the bus. More information can be found here.

Turku Airport
Turku has an international airport and it is easy to reach by air via Stockholm, Riga, and Gdansk. From Turku airport, there is a regular bus to city centre (distance approx. 8 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 20 minutes. Tickets cost 3 euros (11 p.m. – 4 a.m.  4 euros) and can be purchased through the “Föli” mobile app, as well as with contactless payment in the bus. More information can be found here.

A taxi ride to the centre of Turku will cost around 25 euros. All taxis accept credit/debit cards. Taxi in Turku: You can reserve a taxi by phone: +358 2 10041. There are also several taxi stands in the City centre.

Helsinki Airport
If you fly to Helsinki, from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a bus to Turku operated by Expressbus (travel time 2-2,5 hours).

If you fly with Finnair you can also use Finnair´s direct bus connection between Helsinki Airport and Turku. More information here.

Another option is to travel by train: first take the commuter train from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport-Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2.5 hours.

By train
Train travel is another convenient way to get to Turku. VR manages the railway network in Finland.
The Turku main railway station is less than a 15-minute walk from the city centre (trains arriving from direction of Tampere), and the Kupittaa station (trains arriving from the direction of Helsinki), located on the east side of the city, about 1.5 km from the conference venue and 2 km from the city centre Market square.
Please note! In August 2022, a track work stopped the train service between Turku Central and Kupittaa for two years, and trains to Helsinki will arrive and depart from the Kupittaa station. You can find the up-to-date information from the link below.

VR: For the next two years Kupittaa is the new Turku


Further travel information


Please click here for information about hotel accomodation in Turku


If you have questions regarding the programme, please contact:

Irinja Paakkanen /Partnerships and Strategic Engagement

Paula Järvinen & Johanna Kärki / Admissions Services

University of Turku


Registration and practical details

If you have any questions regarding registration or accommodation,
please contact:
Aboa Congress and Event –