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

What does an international university of applied sciences mean?

According to TAMK's strategy, we want to be the most international university of applied sciences. We are increasing our internationality by, for example, increasing our English-language training offering, focusing on international marketing and changing our recruitment principles. These means of internationalisation aim to ensure that TAMK has more international students and staff. For me, the superlative at the heart of TAMK's strategy means ambition of the goal, but also a variety of methods abroad and in Finland.

Kenyan RiMCE students met Finnish Circular Economy players

The group of 25 Kenyan Risk Management and Circular Economy (RiMCE) Master’s students visited Helsinki 16th November. A very early start from Tampere and a long day paid off. In visits to Sitra (The Finnish Innovation Fund) and to Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) students learnt to know two important promoters of circular economy not only in Finland but globally.

Plastic Packaging – Educational Practices and Tips for Companies in Transition Towards Circular Economy

European Green Deal aims to put end to the constantly growing packaging waste while boosting reuse and recycling. Although many steps have already been taken to pave the way for circular economy in the packaging sector, more needs to be done. Competence development and collaboration between educational institutions and companies is one of the key factors needed to solve this task.

Reconnecting with partners and alumni and starting new collaborations

From November 3rd to 17th Virpi Heinonen and Marta Gil-Carcedo from Tampere University of Applied Sciences were on a business trip to Chile. The purpose of the visit was to reconnect with partners and alumni and start new collaborations from north to south. There were many meetings with current and new partners to design and plan new ambitious training programmes and workshops.

International networking matters

Eye on TAMK 2022 Multidisciplinary International Week focused on the digital education but at the same time provided excellent opportunities for overall networking. Eye on TAMK event is a great possibility to meet colleagues and share ideas and experiences. The topic of Genomics Informed Nursing Care during 2022 event raised interest and started collaboration with University of Manresa in Spain.

Digital networking boosts immigrants’ integration into the Finnish working life

Together with my colleague, Minna Niemi, we’ve been working since January 2022 in the ESR-funded DigiMESH project which is being carried out by the Turku University of Applied Sciences, the Tampere University of Applied Sciences and International Working Women of Finland. The project seeks to increase the possibilities for immigrants to find work that matches their education by developing digital networking.