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Department for Foreign Education
NOKUT is the national competence centre for foreign education. We receive up to 10 000 applications for recognition of foreign education every year. NOKUT coordinates, advises and informs about foreign education and the Norwegian recognition systems.
The Department for 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 is led by Director for Foreign Education
Stig Arne Skjerven
Leave of absence until 5. May 2020.
Acting Director is
Helén Sophie Haugen
Direct line: +47 21 02 18 10
Mobile phone: +47 922 37 041
The department comprises four sections:
Section for Information about Foreign Education
The main task of this section is to inform about NOKUT's services concerning foreign qualifications. In addition, it has responsibility for information services as National Information Centre for the ENIC-NARIC Network, information and guidance on the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning and assistance centre for the EU Professional Qualifications Directive.
Acting Head of Information about Foreign Education is
Direct line: +47 21 02 18 85
Section for Recognition of Higher Education
The main task of this section is processing applications for recognition of foreign higher education.
Head of Recognition of Higher Education is
Joachim Gümüs Kallevig
Direct line: +47 21 02 18 16
Mobile phone: +47 952 73 815
Section for Recognition of VET and TVET
The main task of this section is processing applications for recognition of vocational education and training.
Head of Recognition of VET and TVET is
Direct line: +47 22 53 05 28
Mobile phone: +47 920 80 253
Section for Interview-based Procedures
This section is processing applications regarding the Recognition Procedure for Persons without Verifiable Documentation (UVD-procedure).
Head of Inteview-based Procedures is
Direct line: +47 21 02 18 07
Mobile phone: +47 984 77 813