Friday, 17 September 2010

TAMK visits ESITC-Cachan

TAMK has an Erasmus agreement with l’Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs des Travaux de Construction de Cachan which is located in the suburbian area of Cachan to the south of Paris, France. The agreement enables the mobility of students for studying, teaching, and attending research, development and innovation activities. TAMK also offers one practical training position for one student of ESITC-Cachan per year. TAMK and ESITC-Cachan have been cooperating for many years in the field of construction and civil engineering with good results.

Riku-Matti Kinnunen, International Coordinator for the Schools of Engineering of TAMK, visited ESITC-Cachan on 16 September to meet colleagues and students of the Parisian partner university. Four groups of students, in two separate sessions, attended the presentation of TAMK and discussed the study exchange possibilities in Tampere. Mrs Pauline Torkomyan, Lecturer in English and International Coordinator, hosted the visit.

There was a lot of interest towards study exchange in Tampere, and many students stayed on to ask further questions about studying at TAMK. Once again it was proved that face-to-face contact with partner universities’ students and staff is the best way to foster mobility between the institutions.

Story and pictures by Riku-Matti Kinnunen
Pictures: Pauline Torkomyan with ESITC students listening to a presentation of TAMK

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