Wednesday, 21 May 2014

International week for nursing and social services 2014

International week for nursing and social services was held at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) on 22nd-25th of April 2014. The week commenced on a lovely Tuesday morning in the Solina –auditorium at Kuntokatu 4 with the guests’ intriguing presentations of themselves and their home institutions. The international week received guests from countries all over the world including: Germany, England, Austria, Spain, Estonia, Lithuania, Uganda and Turkey. After lunch the first day proceeded with the basics of Finnish and a tour around the TAMK campus. 

Participants of the international week.
Front row from the left: Núria Obradors Rial, Melitta Horak.
Second row from the left: Ester Colillas, Val Douglas, Päivi Hautaviita, Barbara Städtler-Mach, Feride YİĞİT.
Third row from the left: Carol Wilson, Riikkaelina Susipolku, Elif Dönmez Temucin, Ulla-maija Takkunen, Sanna Laiho, Florence Okecho.
Fourth row from the left: Davide Prette, Katariina Kunnas, Gitte Taulo.

Wednesday began with lectures regarding social- and healthcare services, such as Health care system – the Ugandan experience for example. The day culminated in a calming walk through the woods of Kauppi and an exquisite dinner at the restaurant Astor located at the central square. 

Health care system - the Ugandan experience -lecture, Florence Okecho, Health Science University, Uganda
Dinner at Astor

On Thursday afternoon the stage was given to students who spoke of the city of Tampere from a foreigner’s perspective. The climax of the international week was a Traditional sauna evening. 



Photography: Davide Prette, Päivi Hautaviita & Gitte Taulo
Text: Hannu Kouhia & Saara Pohjola

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