NUAS Forum 2019 Speakers

NUAS Forum 2019 Speakers

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Keynote Speakers

Anita Schøll Brede

Professor Jan Gulliksen

Kati Hagros

Track A—Digitalization and Managing Change

Ragna Kemp Haraldsdottir
Ragna Kemp Haraldsdottir, is an adjunct lecturer in information management, School of Social Sciences, University of Iceland. Her main field of teaching and research is on information management in organizations, with emphasis on the human, communicative and organizational aspects of IT. Ragna has a BA in Literature from the University of Iceland and a Master in Information Technology, IT and Organizations from the University of Aarhus in Denmark. Ragna is defending her PhD in information management in May 2019. She has worked as a consultant and held seminars on information and records management, quality management and knowledge management for various institutions, companies and associations in Iceland and at international conferences.

Professor Dr. Barbara Wasson

Professor Dr. Barbara Wasson is Director of the Centre for The Science of Learning and Technology (SLATE) and Professor of Pedagogical Information Science at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway.  She has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence in Education where she worked with a content planning agent for an intelligent tutoring system. She was one of the founders of Kaleidoscope, a European Network of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning. Wasson is/has been PI for numerous national and international projects and has over 120 publications on Technology Enhanced Learning. Her research interests include interaction design, computer support for collaborative learning (CSCL), mobile learning, learning games, intelligent tutoring systems, assessment, teacher inquiry, learning analytics, and pedagogical agents.

Professor Peter Maassen, University of Oslo

Oddvar Skjæveland
, Organisasjonspsykolog og seniorforsker, Høgskolen på Vestlandet
Oddvar Skjæveland is a psychologist, advisor in Mellomrom Architectural Psychology and senior researcher at Høgskulen på Vestlandet. For many years he has been working with issues regarding work and architecture and he has applied and received projects for NOK 60 million from Forskningsrådet in Norway. The most important result of the projects is the SMAP checklist system, which is a research-based “gold standard” for office premises. He has worked with both private and public sector, among them the University of Bergen, several municipalities, Statens Vegvesen, listed companies and several others.

Mikko Eräkaski, Development Manager, National Archives of Finland
Mikko Eräkaski worked as a development manager in National Archives of Finland. Mikko was responsible for developing electronic records management processes and methods for public administration. Mikko’s work also included guidance and consulting of electronic records management, life-cycle management and digital preservation in public administration.

Harald Lindbach , Stipendiat medie- og dokumnetasjonsvitenskap UiT: The Arctic University of Norway
Harald är stipendiat i UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Archivist i Statsarkivet i Tromsø och var en adviser i Interkommunalt arkiv Tromsø

Jere Reinikainen, Head of HR and Financial systems and reporting, University of Helsinki. CV

Lars Frelle-Petersen, Direktør i Dansk Industri Digital
Lars Frelle-Petersen is Deputy Director General and part of the board of management of The Confederation of Danish Industry and he is a former Director General for The Danish Agency for Digitalization.

Kristine Breivik
 , Assistant Faculty Director, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bergen.
Kristine Breivik is Assistant Faculty Director at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bergen. Graduated in Law and Economics. Employed at UoB since 1995 – a variety of leadership positions in the organization. Key competencies: HR-management, Organization development, Management, Strategy- and Digitalization Processes.

Professor Matti Skoog
,  Åbo Akademi & Stockholm University. CV

Jaako Kurhila , Chief Digital Offcer, University of Helsinki
Jaakko Kurhila works currently as a chief digital officer at the University of Helsinki. Prior to this position, he was the director of University of Helsinki Open University. He has a PhD in computer science and background in adaptive educational systems and collaborative e-learning.

Niclas Lindgren , senior management consultant and the CEO of Renesans Consulting.
Niclas Lindgren (MSc Economics) is a senior management consultant and the CEO of Renesans Consulting. With experience gathered over 20 years and from over 100 strategic development projects within higher education, Niclas has a very extensive knowledge of higher education evaluation and development. These projects contain strategy development and implementation on university- and unit level, leadership development for both the university as whole as well as service leadership for administrative services, restructuring and mergers of academic organizations, service design and development for internal services, outsourcing of administrative services, leaning of administrative processes, development of quality assurance and implementation of digital services. Over the years, Niclas has worked with most of the Finnish universities and universities of applied science as well as with the ministry of Education. Besides continuing work with developing the Finnish university sector, Niclas is currently engaged in setting up and developing higher education institutions in Asia.

Dr. Turo Virtanen , professor of political science, administration and organization studies at University of Helsinki.
Dr. Turo Virtanen has worked as a professor of political science, administration and organization studies at University of Helsinki for about twenty years until 2010. His research interests have spanned management and leadership of universities, knowledge management, human resource management, theory of policy implementation, international civil service, theory of social action and power, organizational and leadership culture, and public management. Turo has undertaken numerous external services as a member or chair of many panels assessing the quality of academic research, accrediting study programs, reviewing higher education institutions and auditing their quality assurance systems in Finland and many European countries.

Ellen Koyote Millar, Senior Adviser – Project and Process Improvement Office, The University of Oslo.

Lars Oftedal, Director of Information Technology, University of Oslo.

Maria Salling,Funktionsansvarig Rekrytering Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
Working with recruitment and HR since 2011. Presently responsible for the recruitment function at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, a strategical position which includes areas such as recruitment processes, employer branding and training in structured interview techniques and competence-based recruitment.
Previously been working as Senior Recruitment Consultant (specialized in senior, technical and public sector recruitment) and Process Trainer/Instructor in Advertising at Academic Work, and at Preem as inhouse Recruitment Partner. Previously worked in marketing in Sweden and Denmark  in mostly  Nordic organizations for over 14 years. Awarded Recruitment Consultant of the Year at Academic Work 2015.
Throughout my career in recruitment I’ve been working with competence-based recruitment as a method and I find it a very good tool to maintain high quality, focus on candidate experience and ensure equal treatment in the recruitment process.

Track B— Education in a Digital Perspective

Anne Teglborg, head of Counselling and Study Information, Aarhus University.
Anne Teglborg is head of section for Guidance and Study Information and responsible for student recruitment at Aarhus University. Anne has worked in counselling for 17 years.

Pernille Kindtler, Head of Guidance & Admissions, University of Copenhagen.
Pernille Kindtler is head of Guidance & Admissions at The University of Copenhagen. Pernille is responsible for student recruitment, guidance, admissions and support for students with functional impairments. Pernille has worked in counselling for 12 years.

Samir Gabro, Credential Evaluator, Swedish Council for Higher Education, Swedish ENIC-NARIC.
Samir Gabro, Credential Evaluator, Swedish Council for Higher Education (ENIC-NARIC Sweden). He has been working as a credential evaluator since 3.5 years . He works mainly with credentials from the Middle East, North Africa and France. He is an active member in the “spotting fraud” squad at the Swedish ENIC-NARIC including the project of “Guidelines for Authentication of Syrian Credentials”. He has presented his own investigation about “The role of Social Media in marketing and selling fraudulent Syrian degrees” and “Spotting fraud in credentials from the Middle East with a focus on Syria” at several ENIC-NARIC events, EAIE and TAICEP conferences.

Paul Leys, policy advisor, International Relations Office, Ghent University.
Paul Leys is working as policy advisor at the International Relations Office at Ghent University. He is responsible for redesigning processes aiming to simplify the administrative workload that comes with student mobility. In this capacity he plays an active role in the Erasmus Without Paper project and is involved in the European Student Card Initiative discussions at the European level. As coordinator of the eQuATIC project he is working on data-informed decision making about international partnerships and contributes to creating awareness about the importance of quality of mobility. He graduated as MA of Science in EU-Studies at Ghent University and started working at his alma mater soon after his graduation. After more than five years at the Office of Counselling, he joined the International Relations Office of Ghent University in May 2012.

Outi Valkoma, E-learning specialist in Educational technology services at the University of Helsinki.
Outi Valkoma has been working with e-learning for 20 years in different development projects, in teacher’s continuing education field and at the faculty level.  At the moment, she is working as an E-learning specialist in Educational technology services at the University of Helsinki and offer consulting and training for our teachers related to e-learning.  Outi also answers for the electronic exam service called EXAM in our university. She is especially interested in how to foster deeper learning with e-learning methods and practices.

Sara Kuitenen, Educational specialist in University.
Sara Kuitenen is coordinating, developing and supporting digitalization of degree studies, postgraduate studies and extension studies in the Faculty of Medicine. Her specialties are digitalization of medicine, health technology, E-exams and Moodle. Since 2019 she has also worked as an Educational Specialist of Centre for Education and Research on Social and Health Services. She is also a member of eRappu, network of e-learning professionals in Turku and a member of Association of Finnish eLearning Centre.

Magnus Karlsson,  Senior lecturer, Lund University.
Magnus Karlsson is senior lecturer in sociology at Lund University with a special interest in Youth Studies. His latest research has focused on young participation in cultural activities and the recognition of prior learning in higher education.

Sofia Knutz, Head of the Degree Office at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Sofia Knutz is the Group Manager of the Degree Office at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and has worked with the degree certificates at KTH for the last ten years. She has also a lot of knowledge and experience from working with joint degrees and joint programs at KTH.

Jan-Martin Löwendah, PhD, Gartner.
Jan-Martin Löwendahis a Research VP in Gartner Research, where his research area is mainly higher education governance, strategy and emerging trends.

Geir Vangen
, Director of IT-development, Unit, Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research, Norway.

Geir Vangen has more than 20 years’ experience in developing nationwide systems within higher education. He is head of development at Unit – The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research. He participates in national and international standardisation work. He has been member of national committees appointed by the Ministry of Education and Research, and has led projects on behalf of the Ministry. Geir Vangen graduated from University of Oslo, Institute of Informatics in 1989. <>

Marianne Brattland, Director of Education at OsloMet, Norway.
She has a broad leadership experience through 15 years of holding leading positions in public and private sector. Solid competence in digitization, change management and content management. User perspective with emphasis on integrating the views and needs of different user perspectives into achievement of solutions, common goals and priorities.

Hanne Cecilie Geirbo, Associate Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.
Hanne Cecilie Geribo is a technology-anthropologist with a background from telecom and international development. She works as Associate Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University and the University of Oslo. She is interested in how infrastructures emerge, and how they shape the world we live in and reflections about the societal role of technology to prepare the students for making informed choices as designers and users of technology. As a social anthropologist with a Ph.D. in informatics, she has much experience with interdisciplinary communication.

Jessica Stannard, Policy Officer, Team International Recognition, the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education – Nuffic, Dutch ENIC-NARIC.
Jessica Stannard has had over 30 years of experience as credential evaluator and trainer in the Team International Recognition of Nuffic, the Dutch Organisation for Internationalisation in Education (Dutch ENIC/NARIC). She is currently working as policy advisor, carrying out projects and coordinating training activities in international recognition, both in the Netherlands and other countries. Jessica is an expert on the methodology and tools of recognition, on professional and academic recognition issues and on educational systems. She has designed several training courses, including two digital courses on credential evaluation and recognition. She has given presentations and training courses at TAICEP/EAIE/NAFSA/and AACRAO conferences. Jessica has been a member of the Board of Directors of Educational Perspectives since 2014. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Washington in comparative literature as well as a doctoral degree from the University of Utrecht.

Scott Lewis, International Programs Manager, CBS, International Office, Denmark.
Scott is a team leader at the CBS International Office, where he has worked since 2009 with outgoing student exchange and partnership management. Scott works also works Social Media Manager, and is involved with the planning of the Short Term Programs. Previously, Scott worked in other international positions at the Technical University of Denmark, the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University and the Fulbright Commission starting in 2000. He holds an MA in English and Danish from the University of Copenhagen.

Mette Kloch, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Mette Kloch is a Senior Advisor at the CBS International Office where she has worked since 2000 with outgoing student exchange and partnership management. Previously, Mette has worked in other international positions at Copenhagen Business School, Roskilde University and Aalborg University. She has an MA in English, International Studies and Communication from Aalborg University and in recent years, she has added a Diploma in Digital Journalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Mette has served on different international boards for networks in International Education.

Joachim Gümüs Kallevig, Head of Section, the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education – NOKUT, Norwegian ENIC-NARIC).
Head of Section in the Department of Foreign Education in NOKUT, Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.
Background from the university sector, where he worked in the field of internationalization, recognition etc. at the University of Stavanger. Expert in Professional Higher Education, EURASHE. Furthermore involved in policy advising on recognition.
Member/ participated in various national and international committees and working groups, inter alia:
– Member of ELCORE from 2015 – 2018. ELCORE is the ENIC-NARIC working group on electronic information and communication.
– Member of the Working Group on Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees organized by the Council of Europe (2015 – 2017).
– Member of government committee on Norwegian students abroad organized by the Ministry of Education (2015 – 2017).
– Member of public committee on establishing a centralized admissions office for international applicants organized by the Ministry of Education / The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (2015 – 2017).
– Head of the Norwegian assistance centre for the Professional Qualifications Directive (2013/55/EU) 2016 – 2018.

Kaja Schiøtz, Senior Adviser, Faculty of Humanities, University of Oslo, Norway.
Kaja Schiøtz is a specialist in the evaluation and recognition of international higher education with more than 40 years of experience in the field. She started as a foreign student adviser at UiO, has been deputy head of the International Office, head of the Norwegian ENIC/NARIC while this was still located at the UiO and is now working with internationalization at the Faculty of Humanities.
Kaja has represented Norwegian HE institutions in a number of  Norwegian  government committees and also in international committees and expert groups (Council of Europe, UNESCO, EU). She has been Vice President of the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee, Steering group member of the Expert Community Admission and Recognition (EAIE) and given a number of presentations in national and international conferences (eg EAIE, NAFSA, TAICEP, NUAS).
She is now representing Norwegian universities in the on-going 3-year EU-project MERIC-Net, a capacity building project to favour and to increase mobility and recognition of qualifications within the South Mediterranean Region (Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco).
She has been active in in NUAS since 2000 as a group member in International Admission and Recognition of Qualifications.

Petri Ihantola, Associate Professor, Department of Education, University of Helsinki.

Track C— Open Science

David Budtz Pedersen, Professor of Impact Studies and Science Communication and Director of the Humanomics Research Centre. Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark.
David Budtz Pedersen research focuses on science communication, impact assessment, science and higher education policy, and the role of Humanities and Social Sciences. He holds PhD, MA and BA degrees in philosophy of science and science policy studies from University of Copenhagen and University of Vienna. Alongside his research, David has an international public presence with outreach activities in science policy, speaking frequently on the topics of Open Science, Responsible Impact Assessment and Evidence-Informed Policy-Making.

Timo Aarrevaara, University of Lapland, Finland
Timo Aarrevaara is a Professor of Public Management at the University of Lapland, and has professional experience in public administration as well as in research and teaching. Aarrevaara has participated and conducted in several evaluating and auditing projects including evaluation of Arctic Smart Specialisation, Public Engagement innovations for Horizon 2020 and Assessment of the Finnish research institutes and funding reform. Professor Aarrevaara has strong international higher education research links, and is a co-editor of Springer’s The Changing Academy Series and author or co-author of several papers and book chapters

Max Petzold, Professor, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Max Petzold is a professor in biostatistics at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Max is heading the Swedish National Data Service (SND) which provides Open Data services to about 30 Swedish universities and other authorities. As a researcher and also the head of the Department of Community Medicine and Public Health Max has a vast experience in planning, managing and analysing clinical as well as epidemiological studies including register based research.

Maria Rehbinder, Senior Legal Counsel at Aalto University and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E). Brief bio.

Ralf Schimmer: Max Planck Digital Library: Hanken School of Economics.

Mikael Laakso, Associate Professor, Hanken School of Economics.
Mikael Laakso works as an Associate Professor at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki Finland. He has been researching the changing landscape towards openness in scholarly publishing by studying combinations of bibliometrics, web metrics, business models, science policy, and author behaviour for over 10 years. In addition to research he is also active in open access advocacy as part of national and international working groups, most recently in the European Commission Expert Group “Future of Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Communication (Final Report Released in February 2019

Track D—Sustainability

Christian Solli, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
Christian Solli works as an environmental advisor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), as an employee in the properties department. His duties include overall coordination and management of activities that affect the environmental footprint of the university’s own operations. This includes developing targets within different environmental aspects, identifying actions, organization of the work, financing and reporting. He is also responsible for updating and maintaining the carbon footprint overview of the university. Solli has a background from the field of industrial ecology from NTNU.

Mikael Östblom, Chalmers University, Sweden.
Mikael Östblom acts as a Communication Strategist at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV), jointly coordinated by Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg. He works with research communication and coordinates the communication from the centre.  Mikael leads the communication function and is part of the management team.
He also has an assignment at Universeum science center to strengthen collaboration with the academy and develop Universeum as an arena for research communication.
Mikael has attended several NUAS Communication conferences and presented seminars on communication for sustainable development. He is also member of the Nordic network for adult learning (NVL) and the subnetwork focusing on sustainable development.

Sigurlaug Lövdahl, University of Iceland.
Sigurlaug I. Lövdahl acts as office manager at the Division of Buildings and Environment at The University of Iceland. The division is responsible for sustainability and environmental issues in daily operations of the Uni. Lövdahl is a member of the the Uni´s board on Sustainability and Environment and sits in the NUAS Sustainability group.

Meri Löyttyniemi, Aalto University, Finland.
Meri Löyttyniemi acts as senior advisor at Aalto Sustainability Hub. Aalto University is the leading Finnish university in the fields of technology, business and design located in Helsinki metropolitan.
Löyttyniemi´s duties at Aalto´s Research and Innovation services include implementing university´s sustainability strategy, communications, sustainable campus as a living lab and societal outreach. Löyttyniemi is the founder and chair of NSCN, Nordic Sustainable Campus Network since 2011. NSCN activities are coordinated by NUAS Sustainability group.
Löyttyniemi lectures regularly and holds a master´s degree in environmental management from Helsinki School of Economics. Her work experience includes also European Union´s affairs and sustainability at Miltton Brussels, Belgium.

Virpi Kuitto, University of Helsinki

Ullika Lundgren, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Ullika Lundgren is Sustainability Controller at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. As a Sustainability Controller, she works mainly with strategic and overall environmental management and sustainability issues and is responsible for national and international interaction on environmental management. She also teaches environmental management and environmental audit for other Swedish agencies.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and studied Environmental Management and Audit at University West, Sweden. Ullika works with environmental management at all levels at the university and was appointed technical expert in the Swedish Standards Institute Technical Committee for the international assignment to revise the standard ISO 14001:2015. Since 2006 the whole University of Gothenburg is certified according to ISO 14001 and registered in EMAS.

Tomas R. Poulsen
, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Tomas Refslund Poulsen has been managing environmental sustainability strategy and program development his entire career. For the last 10 years Tomas has been Head of Sustainability & Energy at University of Copenhagen, managing the university Green Campus strategy and initiatives. A particular focus has been reducing CO2-emissions and in 2017 UCPH achieved a 63% reduction per staff/student since 2006.