Events, thought and goings-on at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK)

Hoi-Hoi! Said dutch students in Breda University of Applied Sciences

Upon my first visit abroad since the pandemic, I, Harri Karvinen, Senior Lecturer of Business and Media at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, had the opportunity to participate in a teacher exchange at Breda University of Applied Sciences (Buas). The initial steps were taken in June 2022, when representatives from Buas visited Tampere and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. After their visit, it was clear that they were impressed with our hospitality and the potential for cooperation between our institutions.

TAMK in Senegal – Future of e-learning is in Africa

Tampere University of Applied Sciences participated on a business trip organised by Finnpartnership in Dakar, Senegal, at the end of May. TAMK’s focus during the trip was to share information especially about TAMK’s teacher training services to African market area. The Finnpartnership business partnership programme supports Finnish companies and companies in developing countries in finding new business opportunities and partners. The programme is funded annually with about 4 million Euros from the development cooperation appropriations of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Students from the MBA in Educational Leadership take part in the world’s longest running online conference

Back in 1996, a fledgling online bookstore called Amazon was giving traditional bookstores cause for concern and the term social media was used to describe a long-forgotten platform called Six Degrees. In those days of modem dialups, the World Wide Web was a very different landscape. This was the background to the inaugural TCC Worldwide Online Conference, organised by the University of Hawaii and designed to connect those involved in higher education through discussions around “innovations and practices that accompany the use of technology in teaching and learning.”

Teacher exchange in Albania was worth it

Mari Laaksonen, Senior Lecturer of Social Services and Health Care and Arja Halkoaho, Principal Lecturer of Social Services and Health Care from Tampere University of Applied Sciences took part in one weeklong teacher exchange in Albania in April. The teacher exchange was conducted by the universities' health sciences departments. The trip was a wonderful experience and emphasised the importance of cooperation.

DIGI-SOC workshop in the University of Bologna in Italy

Digi-SOC project offers a framework to develop transnational cooperation to foster innovative curricula promoting cross-domain entrepreneurial mindsets and competences around digital skills. The project has participant organisations from Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, France and Portugal. The Digi-SOC partners and their students participated in a one weeklong workshop at the University of Bologna, in Italy during 17-21.4.2023.

Let's build a language aware TAMK – Talent Boost and Language Boost at your service!

Proficiency in the Finnish language promotes employment, participation and integration into society for those studying and working in Finland. Talent Boost provides more diverse Finnish language teaching for TAMK's international students and employees. Kielibuusti, Språkboost's newly launched online portal, offers additional support and concrete tools for both students and staff with a foreign background

Sharing experiences, connecting, and studying new technologies in Barcelona

At the end of January 2023, I traveled to Barcelona with two other TAMK colleagues, Jere Koivisto and Niko Petro. We had three goals for the trip: visit Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya campus (UPC) and to connect with the staff, visit Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) exhibition to connect with manufactures and meet with Finnish AudioVisual Special Interest groups members (AV-SIG) during the trip. I’m pleased to say that all our goals were met, and that the trip was very successful and fruitful.

Modern Methodologies in Teaching week: Respect of teacher profession & honesty as key values from Finland

Carita Prokki and Virpi Heinonen from Tampere University of Applied Sciences received an invitation to Tocantins, Brazil, from TAMK alumna Erna Denzil to be part of the Modern Methodologies in Teaching week organised in the last week of February in the campuses of Instituto Federal of Tocantins (IFTO) in Palmas and Paraiso as well as in Federal University of Tocantins campus Palmas.