- Nina has been a cornerstone of forming credential evaluation work both in Sweden and Europe
- She sat on the Board for ACE, the professional section of EAIE and was Vice President to the ENIC Bureau.
- Has been engaged in setting standards which formed credential evaluation work the way we know it today
- A renowned speaker and instructor
- An encouraging mentor always giving wise advice and seeing everyone’s potential
Nina Kowalewska has had a long (27 years!) and outstanding career in credential evaluation. She has been involved since the very beginning of credential evaluation in Sweden and has been a cornerstone of forming credential evaluation work. In fact, she laid the grounds for the foundation of a formal credential evaluation organisation, today’s ENIC-NARIC Sweden. She is an expert of Central- Eastern European countries. Before retired, she was engaged in establishing regulations concerning the recognition of academic credits, regulated professions, ECTS, qualifications frameworks, the Bologna process, the Diploma Supplement and the EU Directive on Architect qualifications. She supported the implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention during the Bologna process. She sat on the Board for ACE, the professional section of EAIE and was Vice President to the ENIC Bureau. She was also a representant in different Bologna Working groups. She was involved in the establishment of a formal cooperation between Nordic countries in the field of credential evaluation. She has been a renowned speaker at international conferences and an instructor of credential evaluation courses. She has also been a mentor to credential evaluators new to the field and shared her expanded knowledge even after her retirement.
She has played an enormous role in the credential evaluation community, but she has always remained humble and encouraged others to dare to ask questions. She sees solutions instead of problems and accepts that there are different ways to do things.