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
Anne-Christine Larsson Ljung, University Director, Karlstad University
Guðmundur Ragnar Jónsson, University Director, University of Iceland
Johan Ísak Suni Hansen, University Director, University of the Faroe Islands
Henriette Nolsøe Rosing, University Director, University of Greenland
Essi Kiuru, Administrative Director, University of Oulu
Samu Leskinen, Director, Strategic and Legal Affairs,University of Vaasa
Søren Lind Christiansen, University Director, Aalborg University

Leader Group Representatives:
Dan Guttke, Biträdande universitetsdirektör, Kalstad University
Niels Henrik Larsen, Deputy Director of International Programmes,Copenhagen Business School


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