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: 2017 - 2020. The Committee is chaired by the Pro-Rector for Education.

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

​Name ​Function ​Representative for ​Substitute
​Levi Gårseth - Nesbakk
​Kaja Skårdal Hegstad​Member​Faculty of Education and Arts​Charlotta Langejan
​Hugo Nordseth​Deputy Chair​Faculty of Social Sciences​Elisabeth Ljungren
​Margarita Novoa Garrido​Member​Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture​Marit Bjørnevik
​Grete Ingemann Knudsen​Member​Nord Business School​Ellinor Kirkfjell
​Malvin Torsvik​Member​Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences
​Jose de Pool​Member​ISU - Bodø​Jane Mwangi
​Anatasia Fedoseeva​Member​ISU - Steinkjer
​Alexander Hjermind​Member​Student Parliament​Helene Wiken
​Just Herman Kornfeldt​Member​Student Parliament​Ørjan Pettersen
​Monica Brobak​Committee Secretary​Internationalisation Unit
​Hanne Maren Reistad​Committee Secretary​Internationalisation Unit

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

Internationalisation policy.pdf