Hanne-Gerd Nielsen

Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, Norway
Hanne-Gerd Nielsen

My current position is Head of the Recognition Section at NOKUT, the Norwegian ENIC-NARIC office. Before joining NOKUT in 2015, I worked at the University of Oslo where I held various positions as an admissions officer, agreement and student exchange coordinator and Associate Head of the International Office. I believe recognition is more than a technical exercise, it is a profession that is ever more important in a rapidly changing world. Recognition of qualifications contributes not only to mobility, but also to integration. Challenged by the refugee crisis that affected us all, recognition may not be the solution but is definitely an important part of it. NOKUT has worked systematically to answer to Article 7 in the Lisbon Convention and I will be able to draw on considerable expertise also in this field. I would be honoured to use my 22 years of experience both from an institution and from a national agency to serve the members of the Admission and Recognition Expert Community as well as the EAIE as a whole.