The Europe Day was celebrated in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Saturday 24 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 Europe Day opened the doors of the Consulate General of Finland in Saint Petersburg, too, where the Finnish higher education institutions were presented to the potential applicants. The event was coordinated by CIMO and proved to be as big a success as last year.
When the doors opened to the Consulate General at noon, the event venue was soon full of visitors busy finding their future place of study. TAMK introduced its five bachelor's programmes taught in English at the event, and was met with lots of enthusiasm and a flood of questions from the young Russians and their parents. Riku-Matti Kinnunen represented TAMK at the stand, and also gave a presentation of TAMK in the event. The quarter-of-an-hour long introduction to TAMK and its educational offer drew the lecture room full of interested listeners.
The University of Tampere was presented by Igor Tanskanen at the same stand, and the third university of the city, the Tampere University of Technology, was present through printed brochures. The three universities of Tampere caught the attention of the visitors under the name Study in Tampere.
The five degree programmes taught in English that will start at TAMK in the autumn semester 2012 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 9 January till 14 February 2012. The on-line application can be filled in at www.admissions.fi.
Text: Riku-Matti Kinnunen
Pictures: Igor Tanskanen and Riku-Matti Kinnunen