The Nordic and Baltic countries have a long history of collaboration but in a time when the accessibility and openness of the Nordic Baltic region has been challenged, mobility of students (including PhD students), teachers and staff has become an even more important tool in the process of retaining and restoring our historical connections. Our similar educational culture and informal atmosphere will lower the threshold, both for collaboration inside and outside academia.
Together the NORDTEK universities provide word class research and education in many fields. Providing our students, teachers and staff access to the NORDTEK network gives them the opportunity to act in an excellent environment within their own field of specialisation. Mobility within NORDTEK will widen their professional networks and open up new paths for future careers. Correspondingly will the member universities will have an influx of highly motivated students as well as ideas from both external and internal teachers and staff. In addition, mobility of students, teachers and staff will increase our intercultural understanding and bring the Nordic Baltic countries closer together.
Tea Vellamo, Tampere University, Mobility Focus Area leader
Jari Hämäläinen, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology, Chair PhD School Leaders Network
Riina Potter, Tallinn University of Technology, Mobility Programme Coordinator
More information about the opportunities via the NORDTEK mobility programme can be found at