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.
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.
After almost three years since the PackAlliance project’s physical kick-off meeting in Zaragoza, Spain, we were finally able to meet in person in Italy to close the loop and to proceed for the final stages of the project.
The week of November 14th to 18th, Tampere University of Applied Sciences was visited by a delegation of leaders from Lincoln International Academy School in Chile. The principal, John Seaquist had visited TAMK along with other representatives from the institution at the Educational Leadership Forum held at TAMK in May 2022.
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.
As my exchange is coming to an end, I am glad that I had the chance to participate in a course, which made me use all the theory from my previous studies and apply it in real business cases. Coming fourth in an International Business Case Competition was a surprising plus for my exchange studies in Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
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.
TAMK's Instructional Learning Design for the Distance and Digital Education aims to deepen teachers´ understanding in distance learning pedagogies and support them in applying digital learning opportunities into practice.
In short, at least an active network, OBREAL Global, which is dedicated to promoting cross-regional South-South-North (SSN) collaboration between different partners – including the higher education institutions and vitiviniculture and oenology (Vita Global project). And potentially, a lot more too through different kinds of initiatives to support dialogue and synergies between governmental, academic and social sectors to build bridges towards reciprocal cooperation, mutual knowledge transfer, and tackling of common global challenges.