Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The International Week for Research, Development and Innovation - Workshopping and networking “People in the main role!”


The fourth International Week for Research, Development and Innovation is going on at TAMK Kuntokatu Campus on 9.-12.2.2015. In total 20 staff members of higher education institutions from Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and UK are participating the week. Here you can see some pictures from the week:



The workshops of the week concentrate on three different themes:
-    Design of future Services
-    Low carbon economy and energy efficiency
-    Digitalisation and Industrial Internet

The aims of the workshops are to find common topics of interest and turn the new ideas into international project proposals for obtaining project funding. Workshop teams are led by TAMK´s inspiring leaders: Aki Korpela, Kari Kallioharju, Tarja Tittonen, Seija Pajari-Stylman, Petri Pohjola and Juho Jaakkola. The working in the teams is very intensive with people who you haven´t met before, therefore lots of motivation and a strong team spirit is needed to get good results. After the workshops all active participants are rewarded with relaxing sauna evening!

It was also our pleasure to serve hospitality and service by our students in the get-together party on Tuesday evening. The guests of International Week for Research, Development and Innovation and a parallel International Week for Engineering got the chance to know each other. The menu was delicious and inspired by Finnish nature and ingredients. Thank you Senior Lecturer Sami Salonen and the third year student team!

Here you can find more information of the IWRDI: http://iwrdi.tamk.fi/

Text:Ella Kallio and Ursula Helsky-Lehtola
Pictures: Josefiina Kemppinen and Ursula Helsky-Lehtola

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Visitors from the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania

TAMK International Services had a pleasure to welcome two colleagues from Romania on 2nd of February 2015 to visit the TAMK main campus. The reason for this visit was to create links between TAMK and ULBS. The visitors were Mr Silviu Nate and Mr Dacian Popa.  ULBS has 23 000 students and more than 300 partner universities all over the world.

During the visit Romanian colleagues met Ms Kirsi Tolvanen, Head of International Services, Mr Riku-Matti Kinnunen, International Coordinator for Engineering, Technology and Natural Resources and Ms Riitta Vihuri, International Coordinator for TAMK School of Business and Services.

One interesting detail about Mr Popa needs to be mentioned. He studied at TAMK International Business programme during 2004-2007 and he still has tight links to Tampere and Finland.

Visitors’ impressions about TAMK were very positive:

At Tampere University of Applied Sciences we met a dynamic and open team for promoting academic internationalization. Visit at TAMK was a real pleasure to observe a successful combination between academic vision for preparing future generations by providing practical support and educational infrastructure at the highest level.

The relatively similar volume of TAMK’s and ULBS’s ERASMUS+ mobility, study visits, and International Weeks represent excellent prerequisites for future collaboration between our universities.



From the left: Riitta Vihuri, Dacian Popa, Silviu Nate and Kirsi Tolvanen


Text: Kirsi Tolvanen, Silviu Nate and Dacian Popa
Photo: Krista Merikoski