Board and General Secretary

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the administrative leadership body of NUAS. The directors from member institutions in each member country choose two representatives to sit on the board with the exception of Island, who has one representative, and Greenland and the Faroe Islands, who have observer status. Board members are elected to four-year terms with the possibility of a one-term extension. In addition, the Leader Group nominates up to four members from within their group to sit on the board. The board meets semiannually. Current members of the NUAS Board of Directors are:

Tove Kristin Karlsen, Deputy University Director, University of Oslo (Chair)
Kjell Bernstrøm, University Director, University of Bergen
Kent Waltersson, University Director, Linköping University
Wilbert van der Meer, Director of Dean’s Office, Copenhagen Business School
Peter Lauritzen, University Director, Roskilde University
Ulla Achrén, University Director, Åbo Akademi University
Marcus Aarto, University Director,University of Lapland
Anne-Christine Larsson Ljung, University Director, Karlstad University
Guðmundur Ragnar Jónsson, Head of Division of Operations and Resources, University of Iceland

Leader Group Representatives:
Dan Guttke, Biträdande universitetsdirektör, Kalstad University
Niels Henrik Larsen, Deputy Director of International Programmes,Copenhagen Business School
Gudleik Grimstad, Faculty Director—Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo
Pia Södergård,Chief Librarian, Åbo Akademi University

Johan Ísak Suni Hansen, University Director, University of the Faroe Islands
Mette Barslund, University Director,  University of Greenland


General Secretary

The General Secretary is appointed by the chairperson of the Board of Directors and coordinates day-to-day operations including membership requests, assisting with the coordination of Special Interest Groups, and updating group and member information.  Additionally, the General Secretary schedules, takes minutes, and maintains agendas for the semiannual  Board of Directors meetings.

General Secretary:
Bente Hennie Strandh, Senior Adviser—Management Support Unit, University of Oslo