16 - 17 November 2022

Let's find a way to link research and education


Once again UCN welcomes our international partners to our International Days.

International Days is an annually recurring event at UCN where we and our partners in- and outside Europe meet for some networking, knowledge sharing and discussions of best practices across study programmes and professions. 

This year, we wish to focus our International Days on research and education. Richard Riley, Secretary of Education under Clinton, once said: "We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet”. This is highly relevant when talking about 21st century skills and today's education.

As higher education institutions, our students constitute our main societal impact. Linking research and education is essential to improve quality and relevance in our study programmes, teaching practices and to prepare students with competencies and skills required for the 21st century, such as critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. These are similar to some of the competencies and skills required in research. But how do we link research and education?

Together, we can learn from each other, share best practices, and explore new ways to link research and education. This is why we are inviting our partner universities and colleagues to join us for our 2022 International Days.

You can read more about our strategic thoughts on creating and hosting International Days at UCN.

By participating, you will:


→ Meet colleagues from other higher education institutions

→ Gain knowledge about how research can be linked with education

→ Be inspired on how to link your research with your teaching practice

Join our International Days and get inspired

We have created a variety of sessions for international coordinators, lecturers, researchers and international staff from all over the world. With studies and research to showcase some of the best practices and innovation within the educational institutions, this two-day programme is built to create knowledge and for networking.

You can download the full programme direct via this page (will be released during the fall 2022). Please note that the programme below is subject to change.


Programme for 16 November

Programme for 16 November

Arrival of participants

09.00 - 10.00

Welcome by UCNs Rector Kristina Kristoffersen and Head of International Relations Mette Østergaard Samuelsen

10.00 - 10.30

Linking research and education by partner institution

10.30 - 11.10

Coffee break

11.10 - 11.20

Linking research and educational design – a ”best practice” example in the field of sustainable building design by Lecturer Anne Nørkjær Gade, UCN

11.20 - 12.00

Lunch break

12.00 - 13.00

Speedmeeting - meet fellow professionals attending International Days

13.00 - 13.30

Coffee break

13.30 - 13.45

Keynote speak by Didi Griffioen from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

13.45 - 14.45

Sum up and final thoughts

14.45 - 15.00

Welcome dinner at Comwell Hvide Hus

(please note a fee is required)
19.00 - 21.00


Programme for 17 November

Programme for 17 November

Arrival of participants

08.30 - 09.00

Welcome and introduction to day 2

09.00 - 09.30

RPL cases incl. coffee breaks

09.30 - 11.00

Panel discussion on "Giving Students a Voice in Research"

11.00 - 12.00

Lunch break

12.00 - 13.00


13.00 - 14.00

Keynote speaker TBA

14.00 - 15.00

Sum up and goodbye with Head of International Relations Mette Østergaard Samuelsen, UCN

15.00 - 15.30

How do I sign up?

You have to complete two steps before you can join our International Days 2022.

Follow this link and you are one step closer saving your seat for our International Days.

Sign up for the International Days 2022.

Sign up no later than 28 October 2022!

Practical information

Practical information


International Days 2022 will take place on Campus Mylius Erichsens Vej 137, 9210 Aalborg SØ. 

Find your way from the airport (AAL or CPH)

Depending on where you arrive in Denmark, you have different modes of transport to choose from.

If you come to Aalborg by air, you will arrive at Aalborg Airport which is situated 6.5 km from the city centre. From the airport you can take a bus (EUR 3) or a taxi (EUR 25) to the city centre. Please note that prices depend on the distance to the location of your particular hotel.  

If you arrive in Copenhagen, you will have more options for getting to UCN: plane, bus or train. If you take the plane, you can fly directly to Aalborg Airport. If you choose to go by bus (‘FlixBus’ or 'Kombardo Expressen’) or train (‘DSB’) from Copenhagen Airport, you will arrive at Aalborg Banegård which is the main railway station in Aalborg.

Find your way from the hotel and between campuses

Aalborg has good public transport facilities. We recommend that you download the Google Maps app which will provide a route by bus or foot from your hotel to our campuses. 

We suggest the following hotels

We suggest the following hotels which are all located close to the city centre and to UCN's campuses. 


Comwell Hvide Hus – the hotel is located near the centre of Aalborg and next to Kildeparken public park. You will only be 10 minutes’ walking distance from the railway station where you will find buses to UCN's campuses. The hotel is Green Key certified and uses locally-sourced produce and products to the extent possible. 

Kompas Hotel Aalborg – the hotel is located close to the city centre and the vibrant waterfront. The bus service to all of UCN's Aalborg campuses is just around the corner. The hotel is 100% non-profit, meaning that your stay will support charitable causes especially for seamen and others within the maritime sector. 

Zleep Hotel Aalborg – the hotel is located close to the main railway station with its bus routes to all UCN campuses. Zleep Hotel Aalborg incorporates sustainability into everything from the way hotels are constructed to limiting food waste and using bio-based bottles instead of plastic ones. 

Cabinn Hotel – the hotel is located at the city centre close to the shopping streets of Aalborg and bus routes to all UCN campuses. Cabinn Hotel has a green policy which describes the hotel’s actions to operate sustainably.

Get to know Aalborg

Get Erasmus+ funding

Get Erasmus+ funding

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility funding

Higher Education staff can use Erasmus+ staff mobility funding to participate at International Days 2022.

Please contact the responsible person in your own institution to find out more about your eligibility. We are able to provide you with an invitation letter, if required.

Please note:
Erasmus+ actively supports educating citizens about more sustainable ways of life and raising awareness on environmental issues.

As a new feature, it is possible for Erasmus+ staff applicants (both Staff Training and Staff Teaching) to apply for exceptional travel costs for cleaner, low carbon emission means of transport.

Please ask your local Erasmus+ coordinator how you can make this contribution and receive funding at the same time.


Mette Østergaard Samuelsen
Director of International Relations

+45 72 69 13 55
Mette Brink Jensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 60
Jane Jacobsen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 09 20