TAMK participated in the Gaudeamus international student education fair in Brno, Czech Republic on 2-5 November. TAMK shared its stand, namely "Study in Inland Finland", with Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK). The two universities of applied sciences in Central Finland were represented at the fair by Riikka Vanhanen and Sanna Tyrväinen from JAMK and Riku-Matti Kinnunen from TAMK. This was the fourth time TAMK attended an international student recruitment event this autumn, the previous time having been in Shanghai in October.
The densely populated Central Eastern Europe offers a great potential for student recruitment to Finnish higher education institutions. The Czech and Slovak fair visitors do not know much about Finland yet, so the attandance at the student fair and distrubution of information were much anticipated. According to the preliminary estimations, the number of visitors to the Gaudeamus Fair in Brno this time exceeded 35.000 visitors which makes it one of the biggest events in student recruitment in Europe.
The five bachelor’s programmes conducted in English at TAMK caught the eye of the fair goers, and many were happily surprised to learn that TAMK would organise the entrance exams for the Degree Programmes in International Business, Environmental Engineering and Tourism in Brno, too. Those who fill in the electronic application form by 15 February 2011 will be invited to the entrance exams that will be held in Tampere in late April and early May depending on the degree programme, and in a number of locations outside Finland in mid-April 2011. Further information can be had at www.tamkadmissions.fi.
Story by Riku-Matti Kinnunen
Picture by Robert Zich