On 29th of March 2011, we had a visitor from The Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.
Mr. Paul G. Nixon, a Senior Lecturer in European Studies, visited TAMK.
The reason behind his visit was that TAMK and The Hague University of Applied Sciences are negotiating a bilateral agreement which would ensure more student and staff exchanges between these two universities.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences and TAMK have been doing collaboration in the fields of Media and ICT for the past several years.
However, the plan is that The Hague University of Applied Sciences and TAMK would be also exchanging Business Administration and International Business students in January 2012.
Also, planned is to exchange Business Administration and IB staff members.
During his visit Mr. Nixon was taken for a tour around TAMK main campus.
He met Mr. Janne Hopeela (international coordinator, lecturer), Ms. Kirsi Tolvanen (head of the TAMK International Services), Ms. Kristiina Alaruusi (international coordinator), Mr. Kai Hintsanen (Head of the IB Programme) and Mr. Jouni Ranta (Principal Lecturer of the BBA in Legal Expertise).
He also had the chance to meet a student who was planning to spend an exchange period in The Hague.
Mr. Nixon said that he has been in Tampere several times. However, this was his first time visiting TAMK University of Applied Sciences.
He spent one night here in Tampere before continuing his trip to Helsinki.
Mr. Nixon told us that he has been warmly welcomed to TAMK and people have been really interested in obtaining his university as a Business Administration partner university.
One detail he had marked was that we have a lot of open space here at TAMK main campus.
This can be very true, when you think how tightly and closely everything is built in the Netherlands.
Text: Elias Suominen
Photo: Elias Suominen