TUC’s International Committee (IU) is appointed by Rector, and has an advisory role towards the Board and TUC’s leadership in matters regarding international cooperation. Internationalization is regarded as a strategically important area, and the role of the IU is to promote all aspects of internationalization at TUC.
IU meets 3 – 4 times per semester according to a fixed schedule set up for each academic year. See the left hand menu for IU’s 2011/2012 schedule.
Vice-Rector for Research, who is also in charge of international collaboration, serves as IU’s Chair Person. IU’s other members are appointed among the members of the faculty and the students. Student members are appointed by SOT – the Telemark Student Organization. Administrative contactpersons from each of the Faculties and SiTel (The Foundation for Student Service in Telemark ) has the right to attend IU’s meetings with the right to speak, but do not have the right to make proposals or vote. Students serve for one academic year, while faculty members serve for a period of 4 years, concurrent with the 4-year periods of the Board. For list of present members of IU, see left hand menu.
The responsibilities of IU are listed in regulations approved by the Board (see left hand menu), and include among other things to give advice on issues and matters launched in order to implement the goals in TUC’s Strategic Plan, to voice their opinion regarding other plans and financial matters relevant to internationalization and otherwise promote the international perspectives in TUC’s education and research. Furthermore, IU should contribute to the building of international networks within education as well as research, in order to give TUC’s students and faculty the opportunity to take part in international exchange and other academic collaborative activities with international partners. IU will also give advice on the allocation of means allotted by the Board annually to promote internationalization, as well as advice on other administrative matters with relevance to internationalization.
For more information please contact Trine Ellefsen, Institutional International Coordinator