|From the left: Päivi Karttunen, Markku Lahtinen, Karen Kniveton, Marja Sutela and Aura Loikkanen|
TAMK aims at starting a strategic partnership with international partner universities. The plan is to choose two partner universities with which cooperation and student, teacher and/or staff exchanges have worked well for several years in more than one field. In the future, TAMK hopes to deepen cooperation with these universities by including more fields and especially the Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) units.
The first potential strategic partner is Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) from Germany. Their delegation visited TAMK in October.
Ms Karen Kniveton from University of Salford is currently visiting TAMK. During 26 – 27 November she will be introduced to TAMK and its units and Schools. The aim is to strengthen co-operation between the two universities by reviewing past cooperation and discussing on possible future plans. Karen travelled to Tampere from Manchester and during her visit she will meet many TAMK representatives, including The President, Vice-Presidents and representatives of TAMK Schools.
Text and picture: Noora Kahra, International Services