Saturday, 22 September 2012

Europe Day in St Petersburg

The ’Europe  Day’ was celebrated in St Petersburg on Saturday 22 September 2012. All those interested in the European Union had the chance to visit the embassies and consulates of the EU member states for more information of the countries and their current status in the Union. The ’Europe Day’ also opened the doors of the Consulate General of Finland in St Petersburg where the Finnish higher education institutions were presented to the potential applicants and their families. The event was most successfully coordinatd by CIMO. The estimated number of visitors during the five-hour event was ca 600 – an all-time record!

When the doors opened to the Consulate General at noon, the event hall was quickly full of locals busy finding their future place of study. TAMK introduced its four degree programmes conducted in English at the event together with the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology. The Unipoli universities were met with lots of enthusiasm and a flood of questions from the young Russians.

Minna Peltola (above right) from the University of Tampere and Riku-Matti Kinnunen (left) from TAMK met the visitors at the stand.

The four degree programmes conducted in English that will start at TAMK in the Autumn Semester 2013 will offer studies in Media, International Business, Nursing and Environmental Engineering. More information can be had at The application period for the Degree Programmes in English will run from 7 January till 12 February 2013. The on-line application can be filled in at

Text: R-M. Kinnunen
Photos: Minna Peltola & R-M. Kinnunen

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