Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Danish gentlefolk visiting TAMK and Tampere Art Factory

On 11th April 2011, we at TAMK Kuntokatu campus had the honour to receive Danish guests from SDE College/ Lillebaelt Academy of Professional Higher Education. The visitors arrived from Odense, the third largest city in Denmark. Their visit is a part of the Tampere Art Factory international week held at Finlayson campus.

On Monday the 11th of April the visitors were welcomed to TAMK by Ms. Kirsi Tolvanen, the head of the International Services. After a brief introduction to TAMK and its main campus, the guests had a meeting with Ms. Hanna Ilola and Ms. Hanna Teräs from School of Vocational Teacher Education. After enjoying the gourmet at TAMK Staff Restaurant the visitors continued their journey to TAMK Finlayson campus. At Finlayson they met Mr. Cai Melakoski and Mr. Pertti Näränen who introduced Finlayson campus to the guests. The discussions in their meeting were about Finnish media education and social media tools in media education.

On Tuesday 12th the guests spent their whole day at Kuusivooninkinen. There they attended lectures about HUB Tampere, Rupriikki Media Museum, New Factory: Demola and Proacademy.

On Wednesday the 13th the Danes will attend the seminar Triple Helix - Innovation and Academic/Public/Private cooperation. At the seminar hosted by Mr. Juha Suonpää, head of TAMK Fine Arts Programme, the attendants will discuss various topics ranging from innovation to enterprise cooperation. We are excited to hear Mr. Michael Lundorff-Hansen, from Lillebelt Academy of Professional Higher Education who will present his experiences from Odense.

We wish that you will enjoy the rest of the planned program. Hopefully you do not regret visiting the city of Tampere.
Have a safe trip home!

Text: Elias Suominen
Photo: Elias Suominen

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