Annika Sundbäck-Lindroos

Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI, Finland
Annika Sundbäck-Lindroos

I am driven by an interest in solving global challenges and believe in using the power of higher education, research and innovation to attain the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. I have worked with internationalisation for 20 years at institutional, national, Nordic, European and global levels, currently as Leader of the Global Team at the Finnish National Agency for Education, EDUFI. I hold extensive knowledge of development cooperation through funding instruments of the European Union and the Finnish government, and closely follow trends related to the creation of new knowledge in global partnerships. I have worked as a trainer for the EAIE and in non-European countries for the Higher Education Reform Experts network for many years. I have participated in EU-funded projects and have long experience of external evaluation of proposals, including in programmes funded by the EU (Erasmus+ capacity building), the Norwegian government, the Swedish internationalisation foundation STINT and EDUFI. I am curious about things and I combine creative thinking with fact-based background knowledge. My work with the EAIE has always strongly inspired me, and as Cooperation for Development Steering group members, I wish to continue the co-creation and development process with higher education institutions in Europe and beyond.

The candidate received 83 votes.