Target audience

Primarily administrative staff at all levels who work with internationalization.

Focus areas

The group is looking at topics that reflect the extensive changes in Nordic and European research and education. Joint degrees, double degrees, multiple degrees, strategic networks and alliances, and the international mobility of doctoral candidates, researchers, and students contribute to new, dynamic, workspaces which are becoming the playground for a growing number of NUAS member institutions.


Activities in the past year

  • Several planning meetings with  International Admission & Recognition of Qualifications Group​
  • NUAS Conference on Responible University Internationalisation 27.-29.11.2023 in Turku, Finland​
  • On site Group meeting 27.11.2023 & 26.1.2024 in CPH in connection with NUAS Strategy Seminar

Activity goals for 2024-2025

  • Erasmus+ – staff training in connection of NUAS  events​​
  • Spring-Autumn: Several online Group & Sub group meetings to plan next webinars starting late autumn/early winter


Group leader

Irinja Paakkanen

Head of International Affairs
University of Turku


People in this group


Aníta Hannesdóttir

 University of Iceland

Anna Lindahl

Mid Sweden University

Birgitta Schiørring Madsen

Aalborg University

Camilla A. Borrevik

Univeristy of Bergen

Eirin Bakken

NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Helle Rod Søgaard

Roskilde University

Irinja Paakkanen

 University of Turku

Karolina Catoni

University of Gothenburg

Maija Kuiri (substitute for Riikka)

LUT University 

Riikka Vanhanen (maternity leave)

University of Jyväskylä



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