The Secretariat of NCI circulates between the member universities. Since 2014 NCI Secretariat hosted by Umeå University, Sweden Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden's fifth oldest university. It has a strong international and multicultural presence with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. Umeå University strives towards being one of Scandinavia and Europe's best environments for education, research and community engagement that meets the challenges of an ever-increasing global society.
The Nordic Secretariat offers support its member universities and reaches out to Nordic universities and institutes. The Secretariat lead by the Chairperson of the NCI board develops with members common strategies and potential activities in the Nordic region as well as in India. The Secretariat represents the NCI in the Nordic region and handles the communication to members, partners and interested organisation about the facilities the NCI has to offer its members on an institutional level, as well as for individual researchers and students of the respective members.