Monday, 5 November 2012

TAMK meets the Czechs

TAMK participated in the Gaudeamus international student education fair in Brno, Czech Republic on 30 October - 2 November. TAMK shared its stand, namely "Study in Inland Finland", with JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Jyväskylä). The two universities of applied sciences in Central Finland were represented at the fair by Karolina Pánková from JAMK and Riku-Matti Kinnunen from TAMK. This was the third time TAMK attended an international student recruitment event this autumn, the previous time having been in St Petersburg, Russia earlier in October.


The densely populated Central Eastern Europe offers a great potential for student recruitment to Finnish higher education institutions. The Czech and Slovak fair visitors do not know much about Finland yet, so the attandance at the student fair and distrubution of information were much anticipated. According to the preliminary estimations, the number of visitors to the Gaudeamus Fair 2012 exceeded 33.000 visitors which makes it one of the biggest events in student recruitment in Central and Eastern Europe.

The four Bachelor’s Degree Programmes conducted in English at TAMK caught the eye of the fair goers, and many were happily surprised to learn that TAMK would organise the entrance exams for the Degree Programmes in International Business and Environmental Engineering in Brno, too. Those who fill in the electronic application form between 7 January and 12 February 2013 will be invited to the entrance exams that will be held in Tampere in late April and early May depending on the Degree Programme, and in a number of locations outside Finland in mid-April 2013. Further information can be had at

Text and pics: Riku-Matti Kinnunen

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