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.


Turku, Finland


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Programme_28 November_Tuesday

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Organisors reserve the right to make changes to the programme.

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

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.




Turku Airport (from Stockholm, Riga and Gdansk). There is a direct bus from the airport to the city
centre, which runs about every 20 mins. Tickets cost 3 euros (11 pm 4 am 4 euros) and can be
purchased through the
“Föli” mobile app, as well as with contactless payment on the bus. More
information can be found
here. A taxi ride costs around 25. All taxis accept credit/debit cards.

There are also longdistance coaches from HelsinkiVantaa Airport to Turku which take about 22.5
hours by several operators. The easiest is to plan your journey on the
Matkahuolto website from
Helsinki Airport (Vantaa) to Turku yliopistollinen keskussairaala (University TYKS UHospital),
Turku Tuomiokirkko or Turku bus station. Another option is to travel by train (first on a commuter
train to Pasila, and change in Pasila to Turku Kupittaa). Tickets can be purchased online on the
or on the VR App, as well as from the ticket machines on the airport train stations

Getting to the Conference venue

Publicum is located close to the city centre, within a pleasant 30minute walk (2.0 km).

It is also accessible via public transport from the city centre (Market Square):
Bus P1 leaves from platform B8, Market Square (on Eerikinkatu on the other side from Sokos
Wiklund) to Kasarminkatu, then about 5minswalk.

Bus 220 leaves from platform B9, Market Square to Kyrkvärdsvägen, then about 4minswalk.

Bus 53 leaves from platform C4, Market Square to Kyrkvärdsvägen, then about 4minswalk.

There are several other buses from the Market Square to University (TYKS UHospital) which are
followed by an 11minswalk.

For more information about the local buses please visit the Föli website or plan your journey in their
journey planner
. You can also plan your routes in Google Maps or in the FÖLI App. The easiest way to get to
Publicum is nonetheless by foot or by taxi.

To call a taxi, please dial +358 200 10041 (Taxidata).

Fölläri bikes
are also a very easy and cheap option as well.

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.

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




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 –