Where: Nord University, Bodø, Norway

When: 11th - 12th January 2023



  • 09.00–09.10: Opening speech by Rector Hanne Solheim Hansen, Nord University
  • 09.10–09.20: Speech by the Minister of Education of Ukraine, Professor Serhiy Shkarlet (tbc)
  • 09.20–09.30: Speech by the State Secretary from the Ministry of Education and Research, Mr. Oddmund Løkensgard Hoel (tbc)
  • 09.30–09.40: Speech by the State Secretary from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Eivind Vad Petersson
  • 09.40–09.50: Speech by the Consul of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Norway, Ms. Natalia Novytska
  • 09.50–10.20: Speech by the Managing Director of the Norwegian–Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Kjartan Svaland Tveitnes
  • 10.20–10.50:International donors’ perspective on the development of Ukraine after the war” by Ms. Natalia Konovalenko, World Bank
  • 11.00–12.00: Lunch at the University canteen
  • 12.00–12.25:Lessons learnt from Norwegian–Ukrainian Masters and PhD educational programs” by Associate Professor Mariya Knir, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and Associate Professor Veronika Vakulenko, Nord University Business School
  • 12.25–12.50:Retraining and social adaptation of military officers, veterans, and their spouses during the war” by Dr. Olga Filina, The International Foundation for Social Adaptation
  • 12.50–13.15:Results of the ‘Norway–Ukraine’ Professional Adaptation and Social Adaptation project 2020–2022” by Associate Professor Olga Iermolenko and Professor Bjørn Willy Åmo, Nord University Business School
  • 13.15–13.30: Coffee break
  • 13.30–14.00:Education against a black economy” by Professor Anatoli Bourmistrov, Nord University Business School
  • 14.00–14.45: Panel discussion on “The future of higher education in Ukraine and cooperation in higher education between Norway and Ukraine” moderated by News Editor Trine Jonassen, High North News
  • 14.45–15.00: Summary of the conference
  • 19.00: Dinner


  • Professor Frode Mellemvik, Nord University
  • Professor Gry Agnete Alsos, Nord University
  • Associate Professor Yuliia Hrytsku-Andriiesh, ​Yurii Fedkovych National University of Chernivtsi
  • Dr. Volodymyr Chernykh, Ushynsky University of Odesa​
  • Associate Professor Nataliia Drozd, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • Mr. Viktor Golovii, Cotutelle double-degree doctoral student

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