Current members

  • University of Tartu (coordinating partner)
    Contact: Djuddah A.J. Leijen (djuddah.leijen [AT]

We believe that writing needs to be made visible mainly through an innovative approach to teaching and researching writing at all levels and regardless of language. Applying these two approaches helps create a strong multi-disciplinary field and establish an academic writing tradition writers can associate themselves to. Writing does not belong to anyone but everyone. 

  • Malmö University
    Contact: Anna Wärnsby (anna.warnsby [AT]

Academic writing is not an art, but a skill. We consider writing to be an indispensable part of the intellectual life in the academia and outside of it: it is a means of constructing and sharing knowledge, and an essential tool for learning. We enable writers by demystifying the writing process, by breaking assignments into manageable parts, using templates, and emphasising the role of audience and purpose.

  • Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg
    Contact: Anthony Norman (normana [AT]

We can summarize our goals as follows:
Education: to use integrated multiperspective language and communication
activities that promote disciplinary, professional and academic literacy; to have thorough needs analyses and detailed ILOs in stand-alone courses.
Development: to promote collaboration with Chalmers faculty who are responsible for and invested in interventions on a long-term basis; to promote faculty development that enhances our higher education
Research: to engage in local, national and international multiperspective and connected studies of disciplinary discourse literacy.

  • Aalto University
    Contact: Anya Siddiqi (anya.siddiqi [AT]

Our mission is to help students and faculty to identify their own strengths and weaknesses as a writer and come alongside them to help them develop their own writing skills and proficiency. This naturally happens during the consultations as well as with the tools we provide (self-created materials and online tools). The emphasis is often on helping writers to stand more and more on their own two feet rather than just proof-read their texts.

  • University of Iceland
    Contact: Randi W. Stebbins (ritvermvs [AT]

Through one-on-one coaching, workshops, course assistance and online resources, the Writing Centre supports all academic writers at the University of Iceland and beyond.  We work with writers of all levels to help them develop the very important skill of communicating information through academic texts and presentations in both Icelandic and English. 

  • University of Oslo
    Contact: Ingerid Straume (ingerid.straume [AT]

The Academic Writing Centre at the University of Oslo is a resource for all students and staff who wish to develop their writing. The writing centre uses a peer tutor model and a process approach to writing. Our “writing mentors” are students with various backgrounds who are trained in non-directive writing pedagogy. Through activities such as consultations, writing workshops and various arrangements, we aim to become a "home for writing".
The Academic Writing Centre at the UiO is established as a two-year project at the University Library. In a longer perspective, our aim is to develop various writing resources together with the academic faculty. In this respect, we enjoy sharing our experiences and learning from other writing centres, nationally and internationally.

  • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Campus Bergen
    Contact: Solveig Kavli (solveig.kavli [AT]

The HVL Writing Centre, Skrivesenteret HVL, Campus Bergen, is a close collaboration between the Library and the Faculty of Education. Our mission is to support students at all levels and at any stage of the writing process. We offer various workshops in academic writing as well as drop-in, one-to-one tutorials to provide individual feedback.
Our starting point is the student’s actual writing situation. We believe that formative feedback from peer writing tutors can help students successfully navigate the writing process and eventually become independent academic writers.

  • University of Bergen
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