Sunday, 26 September 2010
TAMK on a roadshow in St Petersburg
The Day for Europe was celebrated in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Saturday 25 September when all those interested in the European Union had the chance to visit the embassies and consulates of the EU member states to get more information of the countries and their current status in the Union. The Day for Europe also opened the doors of the Consulate General of Finland in Saint Petersburg where the Finnish higher education institutions were presented to the potential applicants and their families. The event was most successfully coordinated by CIMO.
As the doors opened to the Consulate General at noon, the event hall was quickly full of locals busy finding their future place of study. TAMK introduced its degree programmes conducted in English at the event, and was met with lots of enthusiasm and a flood of questions from the young Russians. Riku-Matti Kinnunen represented TAMK at the stand, and also gave two presentations in the event: One of the Finnish universities of applied sciences in general, and another one of TAMK. Both presentations drew the lecture room full of interested listeners.
The five degree programmes taught in English that will start at TAMK in the autumn semester 2011 offer studies in media, international business, nursing, tourism and environmental engineering. More information can be had at www.tamk.fi/en. The application period for the degree programmes in English run from 3 January till 15 February 2011. The on-line application can be filled in during that period of time at www.admissions.fi.
Story: Riku-Matti Kinnunen
Pictures: Marjo Arola and Riku-Matti Kinnunen