Welcome to NUAS Communication Conference!
Three days with networking, professional discussions with your Nordic peers in the lovely city of Copenhagen.
Detailed conference programme (will come later)
Wednesday 17. April
12:30-16:00 Early registration at CPH Hotel
13:00-17:30 Social programme
Choose one of the following tours when registering and check your registration for confirmation of which tour you are on. See description of tours here.
13:00-16:00 Vesterbro Beer Tour group 1 & 2 Starts outside CPH Hotel
13:30-16:30 Vesterbro Beer Tour group 3 & 4 Starts outside CPH Hotel
14:00-15:45 Canal Tour The boat departs from Ved Stranden at 14:00. We will walk together from CPH Hotel at 13:30
14:00-16:30 Tour of Freetown Christiania The tour starts at 14:00. A bus will pick you up at CPH Hotel at 13:30
15:00-16:00 Academic Walk group 1 Tour of University Square. The tour starts at 15:00, you will be picked up by a guide at CPH Hotel at 14:30
16:30-17:30 Academic Walk group 2 Tour of University Square. The tour starts at 16:30, you will be picked up by a guide at CPH Hotel at 16:00
18:00-21:00 Welcome reception The Ceremonial Hall , Main Building, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen
Start out on a social trip with your Nordic peers. Choose between a guided canal tour in Copenhagen's channels and harbour, Vesterbro Beer Tour, a locally guided tour of Freetown Christiania or a tour of the historical heart of the University of Copenhagen - the University Square.
In the evening we meet for the Welcome Reception in the beautifull Ceremonial Hall in the old Main Building
Thursday 18. April
Biocenter Canteen and hallways
Biocenter lecture rooms
- Morten Friis Olivarius Getting Creative (workshop)
- Birgitte Lyhne Broksø & Jesper Bang Vinther Data Became (Once Again!) a Gamechanger in Recruitment
- Willem Pieterson Countering Channel Complexities - The Opportunities and Challenges of Data and Analytics in a Rapidly Changing Communication Channel Landscape (workshop)
- Mats Heide & Annette Svingstedt, Strategic Listening – an Ignored Resource for Communicators
- Anders Rendtorff & Amalie Olga Lyngsted Empower Your Research Communication Advisory Skills (workshop)
- Ola Leifler & Magnus Persson Changing the Game of Consumption – Can role-playing games change the world? How a large scale RPG can communicate science on sustainable consumption (workshop)
- Jón Órn Gudbjartsson The Voices of the Choices
- Frans Wej Petersen Visuals - Less Words, More Visuals
- Sinne Brandt Jacobsen Introducing a New Learning Management System: How Internal Communications can Contribute to Succesful Organisational Changes
- Christina Egeris Vandborg & Bent Bøkman The Future Natural History Museum
- Jesper Leegaard Willer Optimizing Student Communication – From Strategy to Action
- Martina Frick Isberg & Ulrikka Georgsson Showcase Pages on LinkedIn
- Peter Larsson Unpacking New Career Paths – from Communications Work to Web Developing Project
- Simon Fischel How we Removed the Blindfold and Started Writing About Cake - A Study of Internal Communications at the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University
- Maren Bjotveit - Why TikTok Became a Success for the University of Bergen
- Kati Toivanen Doing it More Strategically: How Research Themes Drive Science Communication at the University of Helsinki
Biocenter canteen and hallways
- Marjo Loisa Countering Information Influence and Disinformation (seminar)
- Mia Katrine Bech-Nilsen & Thomas Vikestad Kalvik The Missing Men: What Can We Do About the Gender Gap in Higher Education? (workshop)
- Ulf Mohager The Student's Digital Journey (seminar)
- Malin Gustavsson Towards More Inclusion in Communication (seminar)
- Karin Wickenberg Sustainable Conferences and Events at Linnaeus University Kalmar and Växjö, Sweden. (seminar)
- Bettina Illeman Larsen & Jonas Nielsen How we Used Reels to Massively Increase our Reach on Instagram (seminar)
The professional programme begins. Enjoy a day of keynotes, workshops, seminars, circus-sessions and lot least networking time. Get updated on the latest regarding data driven communication, creative thinking, student recruitment and much more. In the evening we throw a party on rooftop restaurant at CPH Hotel.
Friday 19. April
Biocenter canteen and hallways
- Kristinn Ingvarsson The Many Flavors of Using Photographs in Uni
- Camilla Schrøder Energy Savings – an Internal Campaign with Impact
- Frøy Kathrine Myrhol Gathering the Central Administration at UiB
- Leif Handberg & Ellie Karlsson The Tale of the Great Computing Machine - a Tech Opera Success!
- Johanna Svensson & Sarah Stancs Researcher Profile Pages: Enhancing Visibility and Collaboration
- Thomas Olafsen & Audun Farbrot Impact as Motivation for Research Communication
- Taja Benneche Andersen & Miriam Meister PhD Students as Role Models in STEM Education
- David Hesslefors & Michael Gustafsson Web Organization – How to Ensure Content Quality
- Annie Andreasson & Anna Kjellsson The Dilemma of a World-Renowned Subsidiary Brand at a Regional University College
Biocenter Canteen and hallways
Biocenter lecture rooms
- Helle Petersen Change Communication - How to Communicate Organisatorial Changes (workshop)
- Kristian Granov New Social Media Strategy – Lessons from UCPH (seminar)
- Sverre Ole Drønen & Edvard Hviding How do you Communicate on the Science-Policy Nexus in High-Level Diplomatic Settings? (seminar)
- Stefan Haglund & Hannah Maxwell How to Use Strategic Partnerships to Communicate a Cohesive Country Brand in International Student Recruitment (seminar)
- Amanda Nelzén Using Stories as a Focus in our Centralized Student Communication Strategy (Seminar)
This day we continue the professional programme with even more topics. Before the conference ends, you will know if AI really has the potential for making the communication professional redundant and also where and when we will meet for the next NUASkom conference
University of Copenhagen is hosting the NUAS Communication Conference 2024. Founded in1479, it is Denmark's oldest university, as well as one of the oldest in Northern Europe. The professional programme will be held at the Faculty of Science at our Northern Campus. The faculty is Denmark's largest science research and education institution with 4,000 employees and 9,700 BSc and MSc students in 12 departments and the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
Keynotes, seminars and workshops will take place in Copenhagen Biocenter with its large Lundbeckfondauditorium hosting keynotes and main announcements. Seminars and workshops are held in lecture halls in the Biocenter. Lunches are served in the Biocenter canteen.
Ole Maaløes Vej 5
2200 København Ø
For your convenience, free conference buses will depart from CPH Hotel in the morning and return in the afternoon.
Thursday: Pickup in front of CPH Hotel at 8:45, depart Copenhagen Biocenter at 16:20
Friday: Pickup in front of CPH Hotel at 8:15, depart Copenhagen Biocenter at 15:45
If you are by your own car, there is a limited amount of parking outside Biocenter. You will need a parking licence and can get one in the reception.
Public transportation Copenhagen Biocenter is easiely reached by bus 6A from Nørreport Station or the M3 Metro line and a short walk from Copenhagen Central Station. You can also bike there - there will be plenty of space for parking your bike. Please refer to Google Maps for directions and our section on public transportation and bike riding below.
Circuses will be hosted just across the lawn in the HC Ørsted Building. All circuses will take place in smaller lecture halls and auditoriums all situated in the same hallway on the first floor and in three auditoriums on the ground floor.
HC Ørsted Building
Other Important adresses
Pickup for tours, conference buses
Outside CPH Hotel
University of Copenhagen
Frue Plads 4
Book your own accomodation
Getting to Copenhagen is easy and convenient from most Nordic destinations. We encourage you to make climate wise choices when travelling to Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Central Station is just a short walk from the three conference hotels.
Copenhagen Airport is served by a wealth of airlines and the airport itselv is connected to the City Centre by the Copenhagen Metro (Underground), trains and buses.
Find everything you need to know about public transportation in Copenhagen here
Riding a bike is a great way to get around the city, and most hotels have bikes for rent or can help you where to. However, there are a few rules to learn to ensure a pleasant experience so please watch this short video on bike rules first
The NUAS Communication Conference
The conference language is English.
There is no specific theme for the conference, as our main objective is to present valuable cases that can serve as examples and food for thought.
We expect up to 350 participants. The conference takes place on 17-19 April 2024 at the University of Copenhagen.
NUAS communication is one of the 14 interest groups of NUAS (“Det Nordiska Universitets Administratörs Samarbetet”). NUAS is a member-driven collaborative organization established in 1976. Today, NUAS’ membership base includes 65 universities and university colleges.
Early bird (until 22. January) €520 ( €650 incl. VAT)
Late registration (after 22. January) €620 (€775 incl. VAT)
The registration fee covers lunches, snacks/cofee/tea breaks during conference days, welcome reception, conference dinner and social excursions but is excl. travel and accommodation.
Cancellation of registration must be made in writing (email) to NUASkomCPH24@ku.dk before 16 February 2023.
No fees or hotel accommodation booked in conjunction with registration will be refunded after this date.
A processing fee of EUR 75 will be deducted from all refunds
Substitutions (giving your spot to a colleauge) can be made at any time
If you book your own accommodation, any cancellations will follow the cancellation policy of that specific provider
In the event that the meeting is cancelled by the Conference Organisers, or cannot take place for any reason beyond the control of the Conference Organisers, the registration fee shall be refunded in full. The liability of the Conference Organiser shall be limited to that refund.
The Conference Organizers reserve the right to retain all fees paid in the event of non-attendance at the Conference.
The organization of the conference can not be held responsible for any financial loss resulting from exchange rate fluctuation.
If you have any questions regarding registration or accommodation, please contact NUASkomCPH24@ku.dk
NUASkom session formats
At the NUAS communication conference, dialogue, participation, and exchange of experiences are encouraged. The NUASkom planning group knows however that some cases can be complex, and such presentations may, therefore, require more time. We try to create a programme that allows for different forms of presentation and dialogue.
A presentation in plenum. A keynote address is first and foremost a lecture, and time does not have to be set aside for questions. However, questions are encouraged if time permits.
A seminar is characterised by a prolonged presentation by a speaker, followed by a discussion. We recommend that the actual seminar should account for no more than two thirds of the time available to leave room for in-depth discussion at the end.
A workshop is characterised by a high degree of active participation by the attendees. The presenter of a workshop is, therefore, primarily a facilitator of dialogue between the participants. The active participation should preferably involve more than the opportunity to ask questions to the presenter. A workshop can, therefore, include one or more minor group assignments.
Concurrent circus sessions are events where about 15-20 parallel sessions of no more than 20 minutes + 10 minutes for the questions, are repeated two times. These ’circus’ sessions are mainly case presentations from representatives from the participating universities. The number of participants in such an event is much lower than in a workshop or a seminar and the atmosphere is therefore more intimate and more conducive to professional dialogue.