Bachelors of Engineering, Bachelors of Business Administration, Bachelors of Culture and Arts, and Bachelors of Natural Resources graduated from TAMK on Saturday 12 June. Degree certificates were also granted to graduates of the master-level degree programmes.
”The graduation ceremonies of the former TAMK and PIRAMK are now held separately for the last time”, stated President Markku Lahtinen.
”Today we are celebrating the graduates of the former TAMK and approximately a week ago we were celebrating the graduates of the former PIRAMK.”
As TAMK and PIRAMK merged on 1 January 2010, Tampere University of Applied Sciences became one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland. Lahtinen told that Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is the largest Finnish university of applied sciences being followed by TAMK, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Haaga-Helia, which are virtually equally large. TAMK will in future have graduates from seven fields of study.
Courageously forward and passion for work
Lahtinen reminded the graduates of the importance of lifelong learning.
”Your future work requires continuous studying. As you now have the study skills, go forward courageously!”
A speaker of the graduation ceremonies, Docent Olli Niemi from Finland’s University Facilities Ltd encouraged the graduates to have a motivated attitude in working life.
”Passion for work is essential. Choose a motivated work community and have a motivated attitude to work.”
Tanzanian Mwilumbwa Kibbassa graduating from the Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering thanked for the quality of the education.
”The best was the practical training, which could be completed anywhere in the world and which was financially supported by TAMK.”
Kibbassa also told she valued the high-level library, international learning environment and good and close relations between the teachers and students.
Graduated mechanical and production engineering student Eetu Koskelainen was especially satisfied with the international experience he had during his studies.
”I was in student exchange both in Austria and Spain. I also had international experience in Finland when I taught Finnish to TAMK’s exchange students.”
Photo: Mwilumbwa Kibbassa, who held the graduating student’s speech, especially thanked for Head of Degree Programme Marjukka Dyer who was ”almost like a mother” to the students.