Friday, 25 May 2012

Learning in Lahti

Three days of workshops, speeches and sessions. That’s what we got when the staff of International Services attended the annual seminar for International affairs in Higher Education Institutions in Finland.

From Monday to Wednesday 21.-23.5.2012 we had the chance to meet our colleagues, there were about 500 of us, and discuss mutual problems and current issues concerning international operations in higher education. We swopped ideas and best practices among each others, heard many opinions in different panel discussions and also greetings and regards from the national agency CIMO.

Piri, Merja and Kirsi from TAMK International Services

The seminar was held in Lahti. Part of the programme was held in Sibelius Hall which was the first time I visited there. Organizers were Lahti University of AppliedSciences, Lahti University Consortium and Cimo. TAMK was also represented well as International Coordinator Camilla Kalevo conducted a roundtable session on Administration of Grants for Study Visits in Finnish Higher Education Institutions.

International coordinator Matti and me

It is important to be on the cutting edge of what is going on in the field of international affairs in higher education. These three days filled the purpose. Thank you Lahti and colleagues!

Text and Pirctures: Noora Järventaus, International Services

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