During this semester TAMK will host 9 international weeks. Some of them have been already, some are running as we speak and some will take place later this spring. This week there is international week of School of Vocational Teacher Education and next week it is turn for RDI international week.
We also got visitors from the international weeks that were held in University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology. About 35 guests from all around the Europe got to know a little bit about TAMK.
Our International Coordinator, Noora Järventaus hosted the visitors together with trainee, Sanna Hosike for few hours yesterday. Noora introduced TAMK to the visitors focusing on the international side of TAMK. After the TAMK introduction, it was time for lunch. As it was Thursday, Campusravita was offering among other things pea soup. It might not look really fascinating for foreigners, but Noora was able to convince the guests that it is one of the traditional Finnish foods worth trying. We were happy to see that many of the visitors took the chance. The experiences were unforgettable.
The visitors were really interested about TAMK and the exchange opportunities we can offer for them and vice versa. Even though in Finland UAS’s, Universities and Technical Universities differ from each other, the system in many European countries is not quite the same. For example TAMK and UTA have quite a few same partner universities.
We were glad to have the visitors of TUT and UTA’s international weeks to come and see TAMK as well during their stay in town.
The annual International Week for Non-Teaching Staff of TAMK will be arranged on 11 – 15 June 2012 for the fourth time. We hope to see as eager faces during our international week as we saw during this visit.
Text: Sanna Hosike, Trainee, International Services