NordForum seminar

How does EU General Data Protection Regulation affect Universities? What are current solutions to improving information flow in student mobility? How does digitization affect higher education?

Free Flow of Information in Education

NordForum seminar

September 20-21, 2017

Helsinki, Hanken School of Economics

The flow of information is affected by different regulations, standards and initiatives. For example EU General Data Protection Regulation becomes enforceable next year. How does this affect universities? What about the role of different actors in information flow, how does it affect the planning of different services? What are the positive and negative sides of standardization?

Free Flow of Information in Education -seminar will tackle these issues, while giving key actors a chance to learn and cultivate ideas in Nordic cooperation. Keynote speakers Kaspar Kala and Julie Anderson will speak of the free movement of data as the 5th freedom in European Community and digitalization in higher education.

The seminar is aimed at decision makers and experts within services for education interested in Nordic collaboration, such as Vice Rectors, Heads of IRO, Heads of Student Affairs, CIOs etc.

The seminar is held in English. Registration for the seminar is open until 13.9.2017. The registration fee is 100 euros for the whole seminar programme or you can register for free for a limited programme. Register now at Register for NordForum seminar

What is NordForum?

NordForum is an informal collaboration initiative between organizations dealing with Student Information Systems in Nordic countries started in 2007. Free Flow of Information in Education is the third seminar NordForum has organized. Read more about NordForum and its history here.

Keynote speakers:

  • Kaspar Kala, Advisor, Department of State Information Systems, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Estonia
  • Julie Anderson, Policy Officer, Higher Education, Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission

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