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Departement of Foreign Education

NOKUT is the national competence centre for foreign education. We receive more than 6,000 applications for recognition of foreign education every year. NOKUT coordinates, advises and informs about foreign education and the Norwegian recognition systems.

Department of foreign education processes applications for recognition of foreign education. The department has an overview of Norwegian and international recognition practices and safeguards Norwegian obligations and interests in this field, both nationally and internationally.

The department comprises four sections:

The main task of the Section of Informastion is to inform about NOKUT's services concerning foreign qualifications. In addition, it has responsibility for the following:

  • information services as National Information Centre for the ENIC-NARIC Network
  • information and guidance on the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning
  • contact point for the recognition of professional qualifications for professions that are regulated by Directive 2005/36/EC
Head of Recognition of Professional Qualifications (NQF level 4) is
Joachim Gümüs Kallevig

Direct line: +47 21 02 18 16
Email: Joachim.Gumus.Kallevig@nokut.no
Photo: Joachim Gümüs Kallevig


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The main task of the Section of Recognition is processing applications for general recognition. In addition there is a separate team working with the Recognition Procedure for Persons without Verifiable Documentation (UVD-procedure).

Head of Recognition is
Hanne-Gerd Nielsen

Direct line: +47 21 02 18 56
Email: Hanne-Gerd.Nielsen@nokut.no
Photo: Hanne-Gerd Nielsen
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Acting Head of Recognition of Professional Qualifications (NQF level 4) is Silje Molander

Direct line: +47 22 53 05 28
Email: Silje.Molander@nokut.no
Photo: Silje Molander


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Head of Recognition of Refugees’ Qualifications is
Marina Malgina

Direct line: +47 21 02 18 07
Email: Marina.Malgina@nokut.no
Photo: Marina Malgina


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Photo: Stig Arne Skjerven
The department is led by
Director of Foreign Education
Stig Arne Skjerven
Direct line: +47 21 02 18 64
Mobile phone: +47 416 34 034
Email: Stig.Arne.Skjerven@nokut.no