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Conference on the Revised Reykjavik Declaration: The Nordic Approach on Recognition

Date and time: Thursday 12 October, 08.30–15.45
Location: NOKUT, Drammensveien 288, Lysaker
Registration deadline: Thursday 14 September

This is a tentative programme. Changes may occur.

Conference Chair: Einar Meier (Senior Adviser, NOKUT)

Coffee and registration for new participants


Terje Mørland (Director General of NOKUT, Norway)

UNESCO’s work on a Global Recognition Convention to Bridge the Regional Recognition Conventions

Andreas Snildal (Programme Specialist in the Section for Higher Education at UNESCO)

Lisbon Recognition Convention – 20 years of development of good practice in Europe

Gunnar Vaht (Head of the Estonian ENIC-NARIC)

The Pathway to Automatic Recognition

Cecilia George (Senior Credential Evaluator at Universitets- och högskolerådet, ENIC-NARIC Sweden)

10.45 Break

The Revised Reykjavik Declaration – Implication and Operationalisation

Stig Arne Skjerven (Director of Foreign Education NOKUT)

Nordic models for recognition of foreign qualifications – result from a mapping study

Hanne Holden Halmrast (Senior Executive Officer, Rambøll Management Consulting)

12.15 Lunch

Best practice in the Nordic countries:

  • Baltic-Nordic Admission Manual
    Cecilia George (Senior Credential Evaluator at Universitets- och högskolerådet, ENIC-NARIC Sweden)
  • ORION: From Input to Output in Recognition (Erasmus+ project)
    Andrea Lundgren (Project Manager and Senior Adviser at NOKUT, ENIC-NARIC Norway)
  • EMREX – Electronic Transfer of Student Records (Erasmus+ project)
    Mats Lindstedt (Project Manager at CSC – IT Center for Science Ltd., Finland)

14.15 Break with something to eat

Discussion topic for the break: Which presentation did you like the most and why?

Perspectives on Student Mobility and Recognition (panel discussion):

The chair for the panel discussion is Gard Sandaker-Nielsen (Director of Communications, NOKUT)

  • Guri Vestad, Assisting Head of Office, Office for International Relations and Research Support at Oslo University, Norway
  • Ole Kristian Bratset (President at ANSA)
  • Una Strand Vidarsdottir, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland

15.30 Kahoot

15.45 Safe travel