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Pii-Tuulia Nikula

Principal Academic, Eastern Institute of Technology

Dr Pii-Tuulia Nikula is a Principal Academic at EIT in Napier, New Zealand. Her research spans across the fields of environmental sustainability, public policy, management, higher education and international education. Most of her current research focusses on sustainability issues as they relate to organisational climate mitigation and the use of education agents in international student recruitment. Pii-Tuulia's research has been published in international journals such as Studies in Higher Education, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management and Journal of Studies in International Education. Pii-Tuulia is a co-editor of two books: Sustainable Education Abroad: Striving for Change and Student Recruitment Agents in International Higher Education: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective on Challenges and Best Practices. Pii-Tuulia is a co-founder of CANIE (Climate Action Network for International Educators).


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, Eastern Institute of Technology


  • 2016 
    University of Auckland, PhD in Politics and International Relations