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The NUAS Communication Conference was held 17-19 April

From all over the Nordic, 370 communication professionals learned, mingled and built a valuable networks.


Three days with networking, professional discussions with your Nordic peers in the lovely city of 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



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.



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


Practical matters


The NUAS Communication Conference

The NUAS Communication Conference (NUASkom) is a network conference with the premise to provide the opportunity for extensive dialogue and room for discussions and exchange of experiences. The conference targets communication staff at universities in the Nordic countries. Registration is open for employees at NUAS member universities. Participants come from all over Scandinavia. The conference covers many different aspects, such as internal communication, research communications, digital and social media, recruitment of students, crisis communication, media relations, branding, and many more.

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.

Conference history

The conference usually takes place every two years and alternates between different countries and capitals/regions. The most recent conferences were held in Stockholm, Bergen, Reykjavík and Turku.

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.

The conference is fully booked


Cancellation of registration must be made in writing (email) to 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 

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.

Circus sessions

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.


If you would like to make a contribution to future conferences, or if you have any questions about the event, you are always welcome to contact your fellow countryman in the planning group listed below.

Lykke Thostrup

Lykke Thostrup

Chair of the Nuas Communication group
Communications Officer, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 51 70 01 24

Camilla Schrøder

Camilla Schrøder

Team Leader, Rector's Office - Communication and Press, Aarhus University, Denmark
+45 40 86 62 43

Kristín Ása Einarsdóttir

Kristín Ása Einarsdóttir

Communications Officer, University of Iceland, Iceland
+354 699 3569

Silja Jóhannesar Ástudóttir

Silja Jóhannesar Ástudóttir

Communications manager
Rector’s Office-Marketing and Public Relations, University of Akureyri, Iceland
+354 460 8006

Maria Crona

Maria Crona

Communications Manager,  Malmö University, Sweden
+46 40 6657 188

Maja Rudhe

Maja Rudhe

Sections Manager, Communications Office, Linnæus University, Sweden
+46 470-70 82 11

Thurid Eriksson

Thurid Eriksson

Communications Manager, Communications,  Åbo Akademi University, Finland
+358 400 534 430

Karin Hannukainen

Karin Hannukainen

Communications Specialist, Communications and Community Relations, University of Helsinki, Finland
+358 50 415 03 28

Odd Vegard Kandal-Wright

Odd Vegard Kandal-Wright

Senior Adviser, Communication Division, University of Bergen, Norway
+47 995 00 960

Ståle Tvete Vollan

Ståle Tvete Vollan

Head of Communications
Communications and Public Affairs, Norwegian Academy of Music, Norway
+47 466 61 273

Jean Elisabeth Hørdum-Axelsen

Jean Elisabeth Hørdum-Axelsen

Local organiser
Administrative Officer, UCPH Communication, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 28 75 29 33