International Committee

The International Committee at Nord University is a catalyst for activities related to internationalisation at the faculties and among the students.



Nord University's International Committee comprises 10 members, nominated for a three year period: 2021 - 2023. The Committee is chaired by the Pro-Rector for Education.

Five committee members are elected from among the university's staff. The students (three committee members) are represented by the leaders of the International Student Union Bodø and two representatives from the Student Parliament.

​Name ​Function​Title

​Representative for​Study location

​Levi Gårseth-Nesbakk
​Chair​Pro-rector for Education
​Rectorate ​Bodø
​Kaja Skårdal Hegstad​Member
​Vice Dean of Research
​Faculty of Education and Arts​Bodø
​Vegar Sellæg Brenne
Annelin Seppola
​Associate Professor
​Faculty of Social Sciences​Bodø
Ole Christian Tidemann
Jorge Manuel de Oliveira Fernandes
​Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
​Jose Antonio de Pool Moran
​Sandra Wiik
​Nord Business School
Grete Ingemann Knudsen
​Camilla Buvarp Tiller ​
​Member​Higher Executive Officer
​Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences​Namsos
​Monica Marie Knædal
Elisa Mercuri
​Student representative
​ISU - Bodø​Bodø
Fan Gao
Maja Husby
​Student representative
​Student Organisation Nord
Karianne Sunde
Anna Viktoria Bjørsvik
​Member​Student representative
​Student Organisation Nord
​Mo i Rana
​Chanice S. Johansen​
​Åse Birkeland Nesdal
​Committee Secretary
​Senior Executive Officer
​International Office

​Monica Brobak
​2 Committee Secretary
​​International Office 
​Elena Emilova Popova
​International Office

​Kai-Martin Johnsen
​Senior Executive Officer
​International Office

Tonje Kristine Berg
Higher Executive Officer
​International Office

Terms of reference

The primary function of the International Committee is to stimulate internationalisation at the faculties and in the student community. Each meeting includes reports from representatives about completed, current and planned activities that form the core of the university's international engagement.

  1. The International Committee is an advisory body for the university management in matters relating to internationalisation.
  2. The International Committee shall contribute to stimulating activities related to internationalisation among faculties as well as among students.
  3. The International Committee shall develop action plans and report to the leadership about completed, current and planned activities that form the core of the university's international engagement.
  4. The International Committee shall drive forward internationalisation as the institution, and function as an information channel and a meeting place for different departments, faculties and students.
  5. The International Committee has authority to pass decisions within its terms of reference when more than half of the total members are present and cast votes. This number may include substitute members if permanent members are unable to attend.

The International Committee manages cases pertaining to international studies, student exchange, development of the cooperation portfolio and the professional development and mobility of staff.

Internationalisation Policy

 Committee Secretary

Meetings 2021

​10 - 13
​09 - 12
​09 - 12​​
​12 - 15
​Bodø / Levanger ​
​09 - 12
​12 - 15